Anthony Lawler was named a hedge fund-of-funds portfolio manager at GAM.
Mr. Lawler will co-manage the $255 million GAM Institutional Diversity hedge fund-of-funds strategy with David Smith, chief investment officer of GAM’s Multi-Manager business unit, confirmed William T. Blase, a GAM spokesman, in an interview. Mr. Blase said the London-based position is new.
Mr. Lawler also will “support and manage many of our customized portfolio mandates and work across the different strategy types — this type of cross-strategy role did not exist before,” Mr. Smith wrote in an e-mail. His responsibilities include expansion of GAM’s institutional client base, especially in the U.S., and he serves on the investment committee for multimanager strategies.
Mr. Lawler was head of portfolio management for Man Investments’ hedge fund-of-funds’ group and was not replaced, Stephen White, a spokesman for parent Man Group, said in a voicemail message.
GAM managed $6.2 billion in hedge funds of funds and $60.2 billion across other traditional and alternative investment strategies as of June 30.