GAM appoints Head of UK Wholesale Distribution

GAM Investments has appointed Rob Bailey as Head of UK Wholesale Distribution. Bailey will report to Global Head of Distribution Jeremy Roberts and will join the firm on 12 October

 In this role, Bailey will be responsible for driving the UK wholesale strategy and strengthening the firm’s distribution proposition for financial advisers, discretionary fund managers, multi-managers, wealth platforms and UK domiciled private banks.

Bailey has more than 27 years’ experience in the investment management industry. He was formerly Head of UK Wholesale Distribution at AXA Investment Managers for 13 years, where he was responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction of the UK wholesale team. Prior to that, he was a Sales Director at Framlington Group and has also held senior sales roles at Insight Investment, formerly Rothschild Asset Management, and Kleinwort Benson.
 
Jeremy Roberts, Global Head of Distribution at GAM, says: “Rob is well-known in the industry as a dynamic and energetic figure with a strong record of success, as well as being a very good leader. We have some of the brightest minds in the industry at GAM, as well as an excellent range of actively managed differentiated products. Rob will be an important addition to the team as we harness these strengths to provide the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking needed to protect our clients’ financial future.”
 
Bailey, incoming Head of UK Wholesale Distribution, says: “GAM has a very strong and distinctive offering across asset classes for clients. I am looking forward to joining the firm and to contributing to the future growth of GAM’s UK wholesale business.”