Gam sharpens focus on Asia equities

Investment director Jian Shi Cortesi will lead a revamped team and take charge of two more funds

Jian Shi Cortesi, Investment Director, member of the Global Growth Equity team and manages China and Asian equity funds.


Gam has doubled the number of funds on investment director Jian Shi Cortesi’s management list, as the asset manager revamps its Asia and China equities team.

Cortesi (pictured) currently runs Gam’s Asia Focus and China Evolution equity strategies, but will take on its China and Asian funds, subject to regulatory approval. Until such approval is granted, direct responsibility for managing these strategies will continue to be shouldered by current manager Rob Mumford.

A Gam spokesperson has confirmed to Portfolio Adviser all four funds are available to UK investors.

As leader of the China and Asia equities team, Cortesi will work in close collaboration with fellow investment director Swetha Ramachandran, and senior analyst Wendy Chen, as part of a wider collaboration within the global equities team. She will also be supported by a newly-created analyst role, though it has not been confirmed who the new analyst will be.

Cortesi will still be based in Switzerland, where Gam is headquartered, and report to global head of investments David Dowsett. She has been at the firm since 2010, and is also a board member at the CFA Society, Switzerland, according to her LinkedIn page.

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