GAM Investments has hired Giovanni D'Alesio as head of research for alternative investment solutions.
D'Alesio will lead GAM's external fund manager research team, and manage portfolios that combine external managers and other investment exposures, such as betas, factors and alternative risk premia.
D'Alesio joins from Capital Generation Partners, where he was partner and head of investment origination. Here, he led a team focused on sourcing and monitoring active investment opportunities across equity, fixed income, hedge funds and real assets.
Prior to that, he was head of research and a member of the investment committee at Unifortune Asset Management.
Anthony Lawler, head of GAM Systematic and GAM Investment Solutions, said: "Giovanni brings a wealth of experience in manager research and portfolio management and will be an excellent leader and addition to the team.
"GAM is a pioneer in open architecture investing with a 25-year history in providing custom investment solutions. Giovanni's expertise and knowledge in manager research and portfolio management will further strengthen our distinctive client offering."