GAM Investments has appointed Daniel Sharp as manager of its wholesale, high-net-worth and family office distribution business in Australia and New Zealand, responsible for servicing wholesale clients and expanding the firm’s local presence and deepening its relationships with advisers, wealth managers and family offices in both countries.
The appointment coincides with the company’s plans to shortly launch a strategy that provides clients with access to leading late-stage private companies that are in the final non-public funding rounds. This strategy will complement the company’s existing local offerings in alternative risk premia, systematic core macro and insurance-linked securities strategies.
Sharp, who is based in Sydney and will report to Alex Zaika, head of Australia, joins GAM from Apostle Funds Management, where he was a sales director responsible for building and leading its retail and wholesale distribution.
Prior to that, he was a business development manager at Microequities Asset Management. He has also held roles at Thomson Reuters, Macquarie Securities Group and American Express, among others.
Zaika says: “Advisers are increasingly adopting sophisticated investment strategies, and Sharp’s strong technical background will be extremely valuable as we seek to provide solutions to meet their needs.”