GAM expects to report a net loss after tax of approximately 309.9 million Swiss francs ($335.83 million) for the full year 2022, after experiencing negative asset flows, the Swiss asset manager said on Wednesday.
The group said it also expects to report an underlying pre-tax loss of approximately 42.8 million Swiss francs.
GAM’s shares were down 3.7% in morning trading in Switzerland.
“2022 was a challenging year with our financial results seeing the impact from a market-led decline in our assets under management,” GAM’s Chairman David Jacob said.
The company announced it has moved the date of its full-year 2022 results presentation to April 25, 2023 and said it would also provide an update on a strategic review on the same day.
Vontobel analyst Andreas Venditti said 2022 was a challenging year for the asset management industry and said he welcomed the news of GAM’s planned strategic update.
“The main problem is a lack of growth and the situation will remain difficult as long as Investment Management net flows do not turn sustainably positive,” he said.