GAM Taps Man Group Vet To Oversee US Expansion

Nov 15 2011 | 12:44pm ET

GAM has appointed Man Group alumnus Anthony Lawler as a member of the senior management and investment management committees of its Multi-Manager group.

Based in London, Lawler will focus on the ongoing expansion of GAM’s institutional business particularly in the U.S., through the construction of customized funds of hedge funds portfolios. Lawler will also be appointed co-manager for the GAM Diversity Institutional strategy which he will run together with David Smith.

Lawler comes to GAM from the Man Group where he was head of portfolio management. Prior to that he held a number of senior positions in the funds of hedge funds industry, including head of hedge fund research at Glenwood Capital Investments.

Said Smith said: “Institutions are set to become our largest client group in funds of hedge funds, and their need for customized solutions remains an important growth driver. We are committed to further expanding our leadership position in this market, especially in the U.S.—the largest market for institutional investment in the world. Anthony has an impressive track record and experience in investment and business management roles, broadening and deepening the profile of our long-standing talented team. I am genuinely delighted that GAM’s reputation and expertise has enabled us to attract an individual of his caliber.”

Established in 1983, GAM is an independent, active investment manager with US$60.2 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2011. 


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