Last updated: 09:15 / Thursday, 9 July 2020
Previously in BlackRock

GAM Hires Jeremy Roberts as New Head of Global Distribution

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  • The asset manager has announced that Tim Rainsford, current Head of Sales and Distribution, is leaving the company “to take up a new opportunity”
  • A new role of Global Head of Institutional Solutions will also be appointed to assume the responsibilities of Rainsford together with Roberts
  • Roberts will join the asset manager in September from BlackRock, where he was Co-Head of EMEA Retail Sales and Head of the UK Retail Business

GAM Investments announced the appointment of Jeremy Roberts as Global Head of Distribution. Roberts will join the asset manager in September from BlackRock, where he was Co-Head of EMEA Retail Sales and Head of the UK Retail Business. He will report directly to Peter Sanderson, Group Chief Executive Officer, and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

GAM has announced in a statement that this is a role recently created as Tim Rainsford, current Head of Sales and Distribution, is leaving the company “to take up a new opportunity”. That’s why a new role of Global Head of Institutional Solutions will also be appointed to assume the responsibilities of Rainsford together with Roberts.

“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”, said Roberts, who has 20 years of experience in the industry.

Meanwhile, Sanderson claimed to be delighted with Roberts joining the company. “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”.

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