Compliance issues that resulted in Tim Haywood’s exit hit the firm’s reputation and flows.
GAM’s abrupt liquidation of its absolute return fund range, three of which are offered in Singapore, raise the question of whether targeted investors fully understand the product complexity.
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FSA compares the Aviva Investors – Global Convertibles Absolute Return Fund with the GAM Multibond Absolute Return Bond Fund.
In the universe of products registered for sale in Singapore, Aberdeen and GAM have the most funds in the doghouse while Polar Capital, Old Mutual and UBS were among the top dogs.
FSA compares two APAC including Japan funds — the GAM Star Asia Pacific Equity Fund and the JP Morgan Pacific Securities Fund.
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Look for investors in Asia to increasingly tilt away from their global bond and credit allocations, said Rossen Djounov GAM’s head of Asia.
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