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Press Release

16 October 2023

GAM appoints Takakiyo Iwamoto Head of Distribution Japan

We are pleased to announce that Takakiyo Iwamoto has joined as Head of Distribution, GAM Japan Limited in Tokyo on 2 October 2023. In his role, he is responsible for servicing of wholesale and institutional clients in Japan.

Takakiyo brings broad experience of the financial sector and has an excellent network in the industry. Prior to joining GAM Investments, he spent 2 ½ years with Barclays Securities Japan Limited as Senior Sales Manager responsible for developing Quantitative Investment Strategies for large financial institutions.

Prior to that, Takakiyo was a senior sales executive at State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd. for 2 years and worked for JPMorgan Securities Japan, Ltd. in Equity & Fund Derivative marketing for 5 years. He has also held senior roles at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in Japan, BNP Paribas Tokyo, Zurich Capital Markets Japan and Mitsui & Co, Ltd.

He holds a B.A. in Law of the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Rossen Djounov, Head of Distribution Asia Pacific at GAM, says: "I am delighted that Takakiyo has joined GAM to lead our distribution team in Japan. Our clients will value his deep knowledge of the industry and his strong network in Japan."

Masato Tojima, Representative Director and President of GAM Japan, says: “Takakiyo's deep understanding of the financial sector and his experience will benefit our clients in Japan. We are pleased to welcome him in our team and strengthening our sales force."

Takakiyo Iwamoto, Head of Distribution Japan at GAM, says: “The variety of investment solutions and the expertise of the team are a great motivation to join GAM. I am delighted to be part of the team.”

For further information please contact:
Charles Naylor
Head of Communications and Investor Relations
T +44 7890 386 699
Media Relations
Ute Dehn Christen
T+41 58 426 31 36

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GAM is an independent investment manager that is listed in Switzerland. Total assets under management were CHF 68 billion as at 30 June 2023, with Investment Management at CHF 21.9 billion and Fund Management Services at CHF 46.1 billion. GAM has global distribution with offices in 14 countries and is geographically diverse with clients in almost every continent. It has 3,500 clients globally, of which c. 2,700 are based in Europe. Headquartered in Zurich, GAM Investments was founded in 1983 and its registered office is at Hardstrasse 201 Zurich, 8037 Switzerland.

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