GAM has long standing relationships with many of its external service providers; however the terms of
those relationships are constantly under review as GAM seeks the most competitive terms. In particular,
GAM has appointed State Street as the custodian and delegate administrator to the majority of its funds
effective 7 March 2016.
Why State Street?
State Street is one of the leading global custodians and fund administrators with assets under custody
and administration of USD 32 trillion, as at 31 December 2018. State Street is a strategically focused
third-party fund administrator and custodian, is globally present, financially solid and has a large footprint
GAM already has a well-established relationship with State Street since 2013 as Custodian and
Administrator for most Julius Baer branded funds and part of our Private Label Funds. State Street is one
of the leading global custodians and demonstrates a high level of service excellence in managing
migration projects, the development of IT functionality and interfaces, and their operational delivery.
Furthermore, concentrating assets with one core provider of fund administration and custody services is
adding considerable economies of scale to GAM’s outsourcing model, with a strong focus on risk
management and compliance.
The implementation of the new operating model began in the second half of 2015. GAM has successfully
completed the transfer of the back office function to State Street, along with the middle office servicing for
our GAM branded funds. Please refer to www.gam.com for further details.