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13 October 2022

GAM rated one of the best Swiss-listed financial services providers in Inrate's zRating Corporate Governance Study

  • GAM ranks as fourth best financial services provider out of 30.
  • GAM ranked 33rd out of 171 companies listed in Switzerland, with 71 out of a possible 100 points. (The top-rated firm scored 82 points)
  • GAM achieved a score of 4 out of 5 for the new sustainability and information policy category.

Today, GAM is announcing it has been ranked as one of the best Swiss-listed financial services firms for corporate governance in sustainability rating agency Inrate’s annual zRating study, for the third year running.

GAM puts sustainability at the heart of its business, and this was recognised in the ranking achieving a score of 4 out of 5 points in the new category Sustainability and Information Policy.

The zRating study is published for the 14th time since 2009, analysing 171 listed Swiss companies based on their 2021 Annual Reports and 2022 Annual General Meetings and evaluating 68 quantitative and qualitative criteria using a scoring model.

There are five categories this year, with the original categories including ‘Shareholders and Capital Structure’, ‘Shareholders' Participation Rights’, ‘Composition of the Board of Directors/Executive Board’, and ‘Compensation and Participation Models of the Board of Directors/General Management’. Compared to other years the criteria catalogue was slightly modified and supplemented with a final category on ‘Sustainability and Information Policy’.

The maximum achievable rating across all five categories is 100 points. Along with the rating, Inrate identifies potential corporate risks from a corporate governance perspective that could impact each company that makes the list.

About Inrate

Inrate AG is the independent Swiss sustainability rating agency. Since 1990, it has been helping clients develop and successfully implement innovative sustainability solutions with profound sustainability knowledge and research solutions. The ratings measure the impact a company's behaviour and products have on society and the environment, as well as its willingness and ability to tackle the challenges it faces.

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About GAM

We are an active, independent global asset manager that thinks beyond the obvious to deliver distinctive and differentiated investment solutions for our clients across our three core businesses: Investment Management, Wealth Management and Fund Management Services.

Our purpose is to protect and enhance our clients’ financial future. We attract and empower the brightest minds to provide investment leadership, innovation and a positive impact on society and the environment.
Servicing institutions, financial intermediaries, and private investors, we manage CHF 83.2 billion of assets as at 30 June 2022.
Headquartered in Zurich, GAM Investments is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol ‘GAM’ and we employ 594 people across 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York and Milan, as at 30 June 2022. Our operational centres are in Dublin, Luxembourg and London.

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