GAM Investments has appointed Takakiyo Iwamoto (pictured) as representative and director of GAM Japan, effective today.
In his new role, he will lead all distribution activities and GAM’s office in Japan. Iwamoto joined GAM as head of distribution in Japan in October last year.
Prior to joining GAM, he worked for Barclays Securities Japan as senior sales manager responsible for developing quantitative investment strategies for large financial institutions.
He also previously worked as senior sales executive at State Street Global Advisors (Japan) and has worked at JP Morgan Securities Japan, Deutsche Bank Securities, BNP Paribas Tokyo and Mitsui & Co.
Masato Tojima, former representative director and president of GAM Japan, is stepping down from the company as part of the transition.
“I am very happy that we have found such a smooth solution for the succession and I am delighted about Takakiyo’s appointment as head of our office in Japan. This will enable us to offer our clients high-quality service seamlessly and further deepen our acquisition activities,” said Rossen Djounov, global head of distribution at GAM.
“I am pleased to take over the responsibility to lead the Japan office. With our excellent product offering and strong investment performance, I look forward to contributing to GAM’s growth strategy together with the team,” said Iwamoto.