30 September 1935 – 30 March 2012

Albert Fuss, executive director and co founder of International Asset Management Limited (IAM).

Albert will be remembered by friends and colleagues alike for his warmth, humour and kindness. He was a man of great insight, both personal and financial and he brought these skills to bear with huge success in his professional and personal lives.

Born in Antwerp on 30 September 1935, he and his family fled Belgium in 1940 escaping via France and Spain and eventually settling in New York where Albert went to school. He obtained a BSc in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he also represented the university in tennis, a game he loved and played to a high standard throughout his life.

His first job was with Burnham & Company in New York before he was posted to the newly merged Drexel Burnham Lambert in Brussels, eventually rising to head its international asset management division in Europe as Senior Vice President.

In 1989, Albert founded IAM with two colleagues from Drexel Burnham Lambert – Anthony Forward and Alan Djanogly - heading the firm as CEO until it was acquired by ABN AMRO Asset Management in 2006. In 2007, Albert relinquished his chief executive role but continued as an executive director retaining an active involvement in investment management and client relationships. He remained passionate about and dedicated to the Company throughout his life.

Albert was a man of culture with wide interests outside the financial world. He had a cultivated eye for modern and contemporary art and a deep appreciation of music, literature, film and theatre. Above all he will be missed for his generosity, modesty and sense of fun, which was most enjoyed by his three young grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Lyn and daughter Justine and our thoughts are continuously with them.

The IAM team.