Contact PersonMark Harland
Head of Governance and Responsible Investment
DescriptionGAM Investments is an independent global asset management firm focused purely on active investment strategies. The company provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. For over 35 years GAM has employed an active investment management approach based on original thought, freedom of action and true conviction investing. The core investment business is complemented by private labeling services, which include management company and other support services to third-party institutions.ApproachAs an asset manager we recognise our business’s tangible impact on society, the environment, and the communities in which we operate, both through our corporate actions and, more importantly, through our investment choices. How, where and to whom we deploy our clients’ capital are some of the critical questions we seek to answer when exercising our fiduciary duties on behalf of clients and helping them achieve their investment goals. Our approach considers all material sustainability factors that are part of the broader Responsible Investing (RI) umbrella, including those related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. At the core of our investment philosophy is the belief that our rigorous analytical approach will be rewarded with attractive investment returns. We recognise that different asset classes, portfolio strategies and investment universes require different lenses through which to analyse investment risk and opportunities, including those related to sustainability factors. As active investors, voting, engagement and promotion of best practices are core elements of our investment process. We actively vote at shareholder meetings and engage companies, regardless of whether we own equity or debt, in the belief that these actions help to establish standards, improve disclosure of material ESG data, and thereby improve investee companies’ operational and financial performance. As a signatory of the UN PRI, we are committed to constantly developing our sustainability capabilities.