GAM hires investment manager to its global EM equities team

GAM hires investment manager to its global EM equities team

GAM Investments has appointed Rob Mumford as investment manager on its global emerging markets equities team.

Mumford, based in Hong Kong, will work with Tim Love and Joaquim Nogueira in a team that managed over $970m as at 30 November 2018. Both Love and Nogueira will be based in London and have already worked with Mumford in the emerging markets equity team at CQS.

Rob Mumford joins GAM from MNP Advisers, a consultancy servicing asset managers and family offices, where he was managing partner. He brings with him a wealth of Asian emerging markets investment experience having spent ten years as an emerging markets equity portfolio manager at Credit Suisse, CQS and Silver Tree. He was formerly head of absolute return research Asia and head of Hong Kong and China research at Macquarie Bank and Société Générale HK, respectively.

Tim Love, investment director, said: “Rob brings over 25 years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of Asian equities. He will further strengthen our offering, which blends top down analysis with bottom up stock selection to exploit market inefficiencies and mispricing opportunities across emerging markets. Rob’s appointment represents our commitment to delivering the very best outcomes for our clients.”

GAM provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. The core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include management company and other support services to third-party asset managers. GAM employs over 900 people in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan and Lugano. The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network.

Headquartered in Zurich, the Group had assets under management of CHF 139.1bn as at 30 November 2018.

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