Contract - Fixed Term


GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. We provide differentiated active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. Our core investment business is complemented by private labeling services, which include fund administration and other support services to third-party institutions. Together we share a common set of values rooted in teamwork, integrity, entrepreneurial flair and professional excellence.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. Being able to offer an attractive work environment where talented minds from various backgrounds are keen to work is key to the long-term success of our company. We firmly believe in the importance of maintaining the open culture of a small company, aiming to avoid bureaucracy and encouraging a flexible, accessible and hands-on working style across the Group. In turn, our people reward us with their loyalty.

Trainee (Trading)


Investment Management



Trainee Programme Overview

The Investment20/20 Trainee Programme at GAM is aimed at both school/college leavers as well as graduates. The purpose is to enable individuals with limited or no exposure to financial services to start their careers in the investment management industry and gain the skills and experience required to progress their careers within the industry.

This Investment20/20 Trainee Scheme at GAM will be for a fixed term of 12 months and the salary will be £20,000 per annum. Trainees will also receive a bonus of £2,000 on starting with GAM to assist with expenses, travel etc. Trainees will also be eligible for a number of Company benefits, in addition to having the opportunity to get involved with the Sports and Social Club activities. Upon successful completion of the Trainee Programme, all Trainees will be eligible to be considered for a discretionary additional payment of up to £1,000.

All Trainees will be part of the wider Investment20/20 community with the opportunity to build relationships with Trainees outside of GAM through both social and professional events. Trainees will receive extensive ‘on the job’ training by being assigned to a specific department for the duration of the 12 month contract. Individuals will be assigned a mentor for the duration of the Programme and will gain exposure to the different teams within the department and have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of tasks and projects.

As well as Investment20/20 centrally organised learning and development opportunities and additional training organised by our in-house Learning & Development Department, Trainees will be given the opportunity to start an industry recognised professional qualification. Individuals will be provided with training and experience to deliver a presentation and gain exposure to public speaking as part of the Trainee Scheme.

Department overview 

GAM operates with a centralised Trading model, whereby all Portfolio Managers send their orders to the Trading Team for execution in the market. The Trading Team is London is organised by Asset class with an Equity and a Fixed Income & FX Team and are an integral part of the investment process sitting amongst PMs. Achieving best execution for the funds is the primary objective but Traders are also expected to produce relevant market intelligence as well as provide investment ideas and execution advise.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the team, and the department, with a wide range of Trading support tasks.

  • Market analysis: Collecting and analysing information on axes and key market levels for RV and liquidity opportunities

  • Best Execution Analysis: Collecting and analysing information and trends on best execution using our best execution monitoring tools

  • Work with Global Head of Trading in optimizing counterparty data and related trade data for use in various committees

  • Work with Global Head of Trading in adhoc Trading and Trading platform related projects such as the analysis and onboarding of new trading platforms.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Ability to work to time critical deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • A strong desire to learn

  • Strong quantitive background

  • Programming skills a plus

  • Strong interest in markets and investments

GAM offers a comprehensive range of benefits and performance-based compensation, along with a variety of lifestyle and family benefits to promote well-being in and out of the workplace. These benefits vary according to local market conditions. Please contact the local Human Resources team for further details.



Employing Company/ies:                   

GAM International Management Limited

Reporting to:                                    

Paul Ferrier, Trader


Fixed Term Contract

12 Months

Regulated Controlled Function:        



Human Resources
8 Finsbury Circus

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