GAM Taps Columbia Threadneedle's Brown To Lead Global Marketing Efforts

Apr 12 2017 | 9:13pm ET

Swiss money manager GAM has hired former Columbia Threadneedle executive Adam Brown as the group’s global head of marketing.

In his new role, Brown will be responsible for both sales marketing and product marketing, the company said in a statement, working closely with sales, product and distribution teams to drive marketing initiatives, support the group’s sales efforts globally, and increase brand awareness. He will be based in London and report to Tim Rainsford, group head of distribution.

Prior to joining GAM, Brown was responsible for leading marketing across all distribution channels in EMEA and Asia for Columbia Threadneedle Investments.

“Adam is a very experienced professional, bringing a wealth of experience across direct, intermediary and institutional distribution channels in brand-building, client communications, investment insight, thought leadership, events and sponsorships,” said Rainsford in the statement. “We are pleased to welcome him to the team, and his experience will further make the way we communicate with our clients more relevant, engaging and timely.”

Headquartered in Zürich, GAM is an independent asset manager providing active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors under two brands: GAM and Julius Baer Funds. The group has assets under management of $118.8 billion as of 31 December 2016.

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