K2 Asset Management Ltd (ASX:KAM) has appointed GAM International Management Ltd (GAM) as the investment manager of its K2 Select International Absolute Return Fund (Fund).

GAM is an independent global asset manager with over 35 years experience, managing more than AUD 100 billion in assets.

Mark Hawtin, Investment Director at GAM, will use a long short approach to seek long-term growth opportunities driven by new, disruptive technologies.

GAM Australia's Managing Director, Alex Zaika expressed excitement at the partnership, which enables retail investors in Australia to access GAM's long short global equity capabilities.

K2's Executive Director, George Boubouras, is also pleased with the partnership as it benefits Australian investors.

The Fund's name will be changing to the Select International Alpha Fund.