Lather joins GAM Japan

GAM has hired ex-ING Barings broker Lesley Lather to augment the team running its Japan portfolios, following the departure of Paul Kirkby.

Lather, like Kirkby, a former broker whose main strength is as a stockpicker, will join head of Asia Mike Bunker and Mitsuko McClure in managing Japan portfolios including GAM Japan as well as the Japan long/short hedge fund.

The funds will continue to be run in line with the GAM approach of 'growth at the right price', focusing on fundamental value at the com