GAM Investments has announced the appointment of Giovanni D'Alesio as head of research for its Alternative Investment Solutions business, effective 13 January 2020.
Based in London, D'Alesiowill be responsible for leading GAM's external fund manager research team and managing portfolios that combine external managers and other investment exposures, including betas, factors and alternative risk premia. The team employs a disciplined and risk-focused process to identify and combine talented managers across asset classes and investment styles, blending high-conviction qualitative views with proprietary quantitative modelling tools.
D'Alesio was formerly a partner and head of investment origination at Capital Generation Partners, where he led a team focused exclusively on sourcing and monitoring active investment opportunities across equity, fixed income, hedge funds and real assets for the multi-billion dollar business. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Italian fund of hedge funds Unifortune Asset Management, most recently as head of research, where he was responsible for all research and due diligence on hedge funds across a wide spectrum of strategies. He was also a member of the firm's investment committee.
Anthony Lawler, head of GAM Systematic and GAM Investment Solutions, said: "D'Alesiobrings a wealth of experience in manager research and portfolio management and will be an excellent leader and addition to the team. GAM is a pioneer in open architecture investing with a 25-year history in providing custom investment solutions. His expertise and knowledge in manager research and portfolio management will further strengthen our distinctive client offering."