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GAM hires Mark Hawtin as investment director

GAM has appointed Mark Hawtin as investment director to its London office.

Hawtin joins the investment management firm on October 1, assuming responsibility of a global long/short equity mandate.

He was previously a partner and portfolio manager at Marshall Wace Asset Management managing the company’s technology, media and telecoms hedge fund. GAM’s multi-manager team invested in Hawtin’s Marshall Wace eureka interactive fund at its inception in 1999.

Hawtin’s appointment brings the total global number of GAM in-house investment managers to 37.

GAM group chief executive David Solo says: “Mark has an excellent track record and we are delighted that he has decided to join GAM. Mark’s investment style is dominated by intrinsic value. He is a value investor who places great emphasis on fundamental, bottom-up analysis with a systematic risk management overlay. Mark has identified a number of exciting themes as well as some further interesting opportunities to invest in companies whose shares have suffered unfairly from deleveraging resulting from the global credit crunch.”

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