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Press Release

30 January 2024

GAM appoints Takakiyo Iwamoto Representative Director and President of GAM Japan

We are pleased to announce that Takakiyo Iwamoto will be appointed Representative and Director of GAM Japan Limited in Tokyo on 31 January 2024. In his role, he will be leading all distribution activities and GAM’s office in Japan.

Takakiyo joined GAM as Head of Distribution in Japan in October 2023. Since then, he has successfully managed client relationship and acquisition activities based on his broad experience of the financial sector and excellent network in the Japanese industry.

Prior to joining GAM Investments, he worked for 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. and worked for JPMorgan Securities Japan, Ltd. in Equity & Fund Derivative marketing. He has also held senior roles at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. in Japan, BNP Paribas Tokyo and Mitsui & Co, Ltd. He holds a B.A. in Law of the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Masato Tojima, former Representative Director and President of GAM Japan will leave GAM after working for the company for 6 years. GAM thanks him for his many years of loyalty and invaluable commitment and wishes him all the best for the future.

Rossen Djounov, Global Head of Distribution at GAM, says: “I am very happy that we have found such a smooth solution for the succession and I am delighted about Takakiyo's appointment as head of our office in Japan. This will enable us to offer our clients high-quality service seamlessly and further deepen our acquisition activities.”

Takakiyo Iwamoto, Head of Distribution Japan at GAM, says: “I am pleased to take over the responsibility to lead the Japan office. With our excellent product offering and strong investment performance, I look forward to contributing to GAM's growth strategy together with the team.”


For further information please contact:
Charles Naylor
Global 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 64.9 billion as of 30 September 2023, with Investment Management at CHF 20.2 billion and Fund Management Services at CHF 44.7 billion. GAM has global distribution with offices in 14 countries and is geographically diverse with clients in almost every continent. Headquartered in Zurich, GAM Investments was founded in 1983 and its registered office is at Hardstrasse 201 Zurich, 8037 Switzerland.

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