Jill Barber was named global head of institutional solutions at GAM Investments effective Nov. 1, a spokeswoman said.
The role is new but takes on some responsibilities from Tim Rainsford, global head of distribution, who left the firm at the end of August and was named global head of sales at Generali Investments. His responsibilities were split between two new roles — global head of institutional solutions and global head of distribution. Jeremy Roberts was named to that role effective Sept. 1.
Ms. Barber is responsible for GAM's institutional offering while Mr. Roberts is focused on wholesale clients. Both will lead distribution efforts, the spokeswoman confirmed.
"Jill has an excellent reputation across the industry, in-depth knowledge of the institutional market and demonstrable success in delivering solutions for clients. She is well-respected for her client focus and will be a valuable addition to the team as we look to expand our proposition for institutional clients and to provide the investment leadership, innovation and sustainable thinking required to meet their needs," Mr. Sanderson said in a news release.
Ms. Barber was global head of institutional at Jupiter Asset Management. Phil Wagstaff, global head of distribution at Jupiter, said in an emailed comment that Warren Tonkinson, managing director distribution, had taken on responsibility for Jupiter's international institutional clients following Jupiter's acquisition of Merian Global Investors, which completed in July.
"Following the acquisition, we announced a number of senior appointments to our distribution leadership team, including the appointment of Warren Tonkinson, who joined Jupiter from Merian as managing director, distribution, in a newly created role," Mr. Wagstaff said.
GAM had 119.4 billion Swiss francs ($125.9 billion) in assets under management as of June 30.