Zurich-headquartered GAM has announced the appointment of Adrian Gosden as head of investment.
Gosden, who is based in London and will work closely with GAM’s existing UK and pan-European equity teams, has joined GAM to take responsibility for the management of a new UK equity income fund that will be launched later this year.
Before joining the company, Gosden worked at Artemis for 13 years, where he was partner and fund manager. At Artemis he co-managed the Artemis Income and Artemis High Income funds, among others. Prior to this, he managed several accounts for institutional clients and also co-managed the retail SocGen UK Income fund. Formerly, he worked for Fleming Investment Management and Andersen Consulting.
Alexander S. Friedman, GAM’s CEO, said: “Adrian Gosden is one of the UK’s most highly regarded equity income managers. We are excited to welcome such a talented investor to the Group and to further diversify our offering of specialised products to cater to clients’ needs. In today’s low growth environment, investors are increasingly interested in income-type products that offer yield and diversification benefits.”
Gosden said: “GAM has a long heritage of true active investing. I am delighted to join a Group with such a strong performance culture that gives portfolio managers the freedom to pursue the most promising investment opportunities, unrestricted by benchmarks or a house view.”