GAM alternative funds get ‘recommended’ ratings

GAM Investments has announced that its alternative risk premia funds have been recognised by both Lonsec and Zenith and received recommended ratings from the two research houses.

Additionally, the firm also announced the appointment of Tom Sundberg as its new distribution manager who would be primarily servicing existing Australian clients while helping to expand GAM’s wholesale presence across the country.

Th research houses praised GAM’s investment team, led by Lars Jaeger, Anthony Lawler and Paolo Scripelliti.

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GAM’s alternative risk premia strategy was designed to offer investors diversified sources of returns by targeting around 15 risk premia strategies across the style categories of value, momentum and carry.

The firm said that the ratings came at a time when it was further expanding its business and presence across the Asia Pacific region.

“We have seen significant interest from both institutional and private wealth investors in Australia for our alternative risk premia strategy,” GAM’s managing director, Alex Zaika, said.

“Receiving this recognition from two leading houses is testament to the strength of our offering.”

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