GAM Investment has appointed Nicholas Tan as an associate director based in Singapore who will be responsible for business development and client relationship management. This is the Zurich-headquartered asset management company’s latest efforts to expand its business in the Southeast Asia region.
Tan’s latest appointment will further expand GAM’s local presence and this development shortly follows the appointment of Terrence Bong and the opening of a Singapore office. Tan joins the firm after spending three years at Capital International, where he was a part of its business development team with a specific focus on financial intermediaries in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
He also brings experience when he worked with Nico Asset Management Asia where he was responsible for servicing private banks. He began his career in 2012 at the multi-asset family office, Dawe Holdings. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the National University of Singapore and the CFA designation.
Rossen Djounov, Head of APAC told the media, “We are pleased to welcome Nicholas to our growing team based in Singapore. He brings deep experience and knowledge of the intermediary market in Singapore and his appointment will further support GAM’s growth in Asia. Nicholas will be an important addition to the team as we seek to provide the investment leadership, innovation, and sustainable thinking to protect and enhance our clients’ financial future.”
Last month, GAM opened a new office in Singapore and appointed former Franklin Templeton executive Terence Bong who will lead client activities for Singapore and Southeast Asia. Prior to this, GAM group CEO Peter Sanderson previously mentioned that the firm is planning to expand its business in Asia, by taking into account the growing client demand for sustainable solutions in the region.