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GAM appoints alternatives head of research

HandshakeGAM has appointed Giovanni D’Alesio as head of research for its alternative investment solutions business. He replaces Kier Boley who is leaving the firm at the end of the first quarter this year.

Boley will work with D’Alesio over the coming months in order to ensure a smooth transition, according to a spokesperson for the Swiss fund manager.

Based in London, D’Alesio will be responsible for leading GAM’s external fund manager research team as well as managing portfolios that combine external managers and investment exposures such as beta, factors, and alternative risk premia.

D’Alesio was previously partner and head of investment origination at London-based Capital Generation Partners where he led a team focused on sourcing and monitoring active investment opportunities across equity, fixed income, hedge funds and real assets.

Prior to that, he spent eight years at Italian hedge funds specialist Unifortune Asset Management, where his roles included head of research.

According to Anthony Lawler, head of GAM systematic and GAM investment solutions, D’Alesio’s “expertise and knowledge in manager research and portfolio management will further strengthen” the firm’s client offering.

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