GAM recruits Head of Global Distribution from BlackRock

GAM Investments has announced the appointment of Jeremy Roberts as Global Head of Distribution.

Roberts will report directly to Peter Sanderson, Group Chief Executive Officer, and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, joining GAM in September 2020, according to a press release by the firm.

Roberts joins from BlackRock where he was Co-Head of EMEA Retail Sales and Head of the UK Retail Business, brining over two decades of experience to his new role Investment Management industry, having worked extensively with clients across UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, says GAM.

This is one of two planned senior appointments to lead distribution and sales at GAM, the other being a new role of Global Head of Institutional Solutions. Together, the Global Head of Distribution and the Global Head of Institutional Solutions, who will be appointed in due course, will assume the responsibilities of Tim Rainsford, who is leaving GAM to take up a new opportunity.

Rainsford was appointed as GAM’s Group Head of Sales and Distribution in 2017, joining the firm from Man Group, a global active investment management firm, where he was most recently Global Head of Sales and Marketing, before joining GAM.

Peter Sanderson, Group CEO, GAM, said: “I am delighted that Jeremy will be joining GAM. His leadership experience, enthusiasm and his passion to deliver outcomes for clients make him a great fit for GAM. I am excited to welcome Jeremy to the firm to help us further build on our strong distribution capabilities. I would also like to thank Tim for his contribution to the firm and to wish him all the best for the future.”

Jeremy Roberts, Global Head of Distribution, GAM, said: “I'm thrilled to be joining GAM as Global Head of Distribution in September. GAM has an extremely strong management team, a great suite of active products and an innovative, client-centric culture and therefore I'm really looking forward to joining such a talented group of people.”