The 2014 Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Anthony Lawler
Lawler joined $78 billion GAM Holding in 2011 and is global head of portfolio management.
In 2008, Anthony Lawler was on a beach in Costa Rica with
two friends when one of them was pulled out to sea. Lawler
fought against the riptide and saved his pals life. Such
loyalty and determination, combined with a taste for adventure,
characterize Lawler, 40, who also enjoys safaris and contracted
dengue fever while exploring the Amazon. (He is now fully
recovered.) The Durban, South Africa, native has a BS in
finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the
University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Lawlers
first job in finance was as an M&A analyst at Merrill Lynch
& Co. in San Francisco. His hedge fund career started in
2002 at Glenwood, the Chicago fund of funds of the U.K.s
Man Group, where he was head of research. He spent eight years
in Chicago and London with Man before joining GAM Holding, a
$78 billion, Zurich-based investment manager, in late 2011.
London-based Lawler is global head of portfolio management and
an investment committee member for GAMs
alternative-investments solutions team.