GAM has hired Shizu Kishimoto to lead its sales and to oversee its business operations in Japan. She will be based in Tokyo.
Ms Kishimoto joins GAM as representative director and president on 14 August 2017 and will report to Rossen Djounov, who was appointed head of Asia and relocated to Hong Kong in May 2017.
She joins GAM from Schroder Investment Management Japan, where she was head of intermediary business. She formerly spent 13 years at BNY Mellon Asset Management Japan, where she was most recently representative director and president. She was appointed to the board of the Japan Investment Trust Association in June 2015. Ms Kishimoto also held roles at UBS Trust and Banking and Credit Suisse Asset Management.
GAM manages CHF 131.3 billion in assets for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors, as at 30 June 2017. The company employs more than 900 people in 13 countries.