GAM Investments has appointed Mary Murphy to the newly created role of head of global consultant relations, reporting to Jill Barber, global head of institutional solutions, with responsibility for building strategic relationships with both global and UK local consultants covering the firm’s full range of investment capabilities as it looks to expand its business through this channel.
Murphy joins from BlackRock where she had responsibility for leading some of its largest strategic investment consultant relationships. She was previously a client director of UK institutional business at GAM until 2016 and has held a number of roles in other asset management firms over a 15-year career in the industry.
“The continued growth of our institutional business is a key strategic priority for us,” Barber says. “Murphy brings a wealth of knowledge and consultant relations experience to this role. In collaboration with our regional distribution teams, she will broaden and deepen our relationships with consultants, helping us to better service the needs of our growing client base.”