GAM Taps Kishimoto To Lead Business Development In Japan

Aug 7 2017 | 11:09pm ET

Swiss asset manager GAM has appointed former Schroder Investment Management Japan executive Shizu Kishimoto to lead sales and business operations in the country, as the independent active asset manager continues to build out its reach in Asia. 

Kishimoto will be based in Tokyo and will report to Rossen Djounov, head of Asia. She brings 20 years of experience covering the Japanese market to GAM, joining from Schroder Investment Management Japan where she was head of intermediary business. Beforehand, she spent 13 years at BNY Mellon Asset Management Japan as recently representative director and president.  

GAM Japan was formed in 1997 and is wholly owned by GAM Holding AG, headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. GAM is an independent global asset management firm founded in 1983 and managing more than CHF 131 billion in assets under the GAM and Julius Baer brands for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors as of 30 June 2017. 

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