Kames Capital

Our People

Our 93-strong investment team has a high average experience of 19 years, eight of which have been with us. Having worked in varying market conditions, our people have the skill to make better investment decisions. And by hiring people with diverse backgrounds, we look at opportunities with a more rounded perspective.

Source for data: Kames Capital as at 31 January 2016

Executive committee

Martin Davis

Martin Davis

Chief Executive Officer

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Martin Davis

Chief Executive Officer

Martin Davis is the CEO of Kames Capital. He has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services*, and joined us from fund supermarket Cofunds where, as CEO, he oversaw the platform’s transition through the UK Retail Distribution Review and a growth in assets under management. Before joining Cofunds, Martin spent eight years at Zurich Insurance Group, where he ran the International and Global Emerging Markets life businesses. He was also CEO of Zurich’s joint venture, Openwork, a network of financial advice firms. Prior to this, Martin held senior management roles at Misys, Corillian and Reuters.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Chief Investment Officer

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Stephen Jones

Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Jones is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and a member of the Kames Capital board. He is responsible for investment performance, overseeing strategy and leading Kames Capital’s investment teams. Stephen also works with clients to ensure Kames Capital is meeting its investment performance and service requirements. Before becoming CIO in March 2013, he was Joint Head of Fixed Income. Stephen joined us in 2002 from Britannic Asset Management where he was an investment manager. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director and Head of Debt Syndication at Greenwich NatWest. Stephen studied Law and Economics at the University of Newcastle and has over 25 years’ investment experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Greg Cooper

Greg Cooper

Chief Administration Officer

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Greg Cooper

Chief Administration Officer

Greg Cooper is our Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for our operations, IT, performance measurement and portfolio reporting functions. He joined us in 2012 after 14 years with First State Investments International, where he was chief financial officer covering emerging markets, European and Asian markets. Prior to that, Greg worked for PwC in Australia for 14 years, where he qualified as a chartered accountant, and where he became a senior audit manager in its banking and financial services group.

 

David Roberts

David Roberts

Head of Fixed Income

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David Roberts

Head of Fixed Income

David Roberts is Head of Fixed Income and responsible for managing the fixed income team. In addition, he co-manages several funds including the flagship Kames Strategic Bond Fund, and has responsibility for overseeing cash and derivative management for the majority of Kames Capital’s clients. David joined us in 2004 from Britannic Asset Management where he was Head of Credit. He has 27 years’ industry experience*, having worked in the banking sector for a decade before moving into asset management. David studied Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Strathclyde and has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling.

 *As at 31 January 2016.

Susan Thom

Susan Thom

Human Resources Director

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Susan Thom

Human Resources Director

Susan Thom is the Human Resources Director and is responsible for HR Strategy, recruitment, development, employee relations and reward. She joined us in 2003 from Thus plc, where she was Head of HR Operations, and has over 20 years’ experience* as a human resources professional. Susan completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde and is a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Fixed income

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Chief Investment Officer

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Stephen Jones

Chief Investment Officer

Stephen Jones is Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and a member of the Kames Capital board. He is responsible for investment performance, overseeing strategy and leading Kames Capital’s investment teams. Stephen also works with clients to ensure Kames Capital is meeting its investment performance and service requirements. Before becoming CIO in March 2013, he was Joint Head of Fixed Income. Stephen joined us in 2002 from Britannic Asset Management where he was an investment manager. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director and Head of Debt Syndication at Greenwich NatWest. Stephen studied Law and Economics at the University of Newcastle and has over 25 years’ investment experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

David Roberts

David Roberts

Head of Fixed Income

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David Roberts

Head of Fixed Income

David Roberts is Head of Fixed Income and responsible for managing the fixed income team. In addition, he co-manages several funds including the flagship Kames Strategic Bond Fund, and has responsibility for overseeing cash and derivative management for the majority of Kames Capital’s clients. David joined us in 2004 from Britannic Asset Management where he was Head of Credit. He has 27 years’ industry experience*, having worked in the banking sector for a decade before moving into asset management. David studied Economics and Industrial Relations at the University of Strathclyde and has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling.

 *As at 31 January 2016.

Iain Buckle

Iain Buckle

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Iain Buckle

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Iain Buckle is an investment manager in the fixed income team with responsibility for credit analysis, particularly securitised and structured finance assets. He is also the co-manager of several funds, including the Kames Sterling Corporate Bond Fund, Kames Ethical Corporate Bond Fund and the Kames Ethical Cautious Managed Fund. Iain joined us in 2000 from Baillie Gifford where he was a fixed income analyst, and has 19 years’ industry experience*. He studied Economics at Heriot Watt University and is a CFA charterholder.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Colin Finlayson

Colin Finlayson

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Colin Finlayson

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Colin Finlayson is an investment manager in Kames Capital’s fixed income team and specialises in global government bonds and relative-value analysis. He is the co-manager of the Kames Absolute Return Fund and Kames Strategic Global Bond Fund as well as the Core Plus and Long Core Plus pooled pension funds. He joined us in 2000 directly from the University of Strathclyde, where he studied Economics and Finance. Colin is a CFA charterholder with 15 years’ investment experience*.

*As at 31 January 2015.

Scott Fleming

Scott Fleming

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Scott Fleming

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Scott Fleming is an investment manager in the fixed income team with responsibility for emerging market sovereign and corporate debt. He is the manager of the Kames Emerging Market Bond Fund. He joined us in 2013 from Nuvest Capital where he was a fixed income portfolio manager. Prior to that, Scott was a fixed income portfolio manager at Mondrian Investment Partners, where he covered global credit. He has also worked in fixed income roles for UBS and ABN Amro. Scott has a first class honours degree in Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics from Heriot Watt University, an MBA from Insead Business School, and is a CFA charterholder. He has 12 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Laura Gallacher

Laura Gallacher

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Laura Gallacher

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Laura Gallacher is an investment manager in the fixed income team with responsibility for analysing investment-grade non-financials. She also manages fixed income portfolios for several institutional clients. Laura joined us in 2000 from Standard Life Investments where she was a property analyst, and has 20 years’ industry experience*. She studied Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde and has completed the CFA programme.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Sandra Holdsworth

Sandra Holdsworth

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Sandra Holdsworth

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Sandra Holdsworth is an investment manager in the fixed income team specialising in rates and government bonds. She joined us in March 2011 from Sutherlands Edinburgh where she wrote fixed income research. This followed a career break in 2005, prior to which Sandra was Head of Government Bonds at Threadneedle Asset Management. Sandra studied Mathematics at the University of Bath and has 23 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Claire McGuckin

Claire McGuckin

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Claire McGuckin

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Claire McGuckin is an investment manager in the fixed income team. As a high yield bond specialist, Claire’s role includes recommending credits for pure high yield funds and other funds that allocate to the asset class. She joined us in 2012 from L&G Investment Management (LGIM), where she was a portfolio manager. Prior to LGIM, Claire was an analyst at Fidelity and a credit researcher at ABN Amro’s investment banking division. She graduated from University College of North Wales – Bangor in banking, insurance and finance, and has 22 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Euan McNeil

Euan McNeil

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Euan McNeil

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Euan McNeil is an investment manager in the fixed income team. He specialises in investment grade credit and co-manages two investment grade bond funds as well as several institutional portfolios. Euan joined us in 2003 from Britannic Asset Management, where he worked in the corporate bond team. Prior to that, he was an international equities manager at Blairlogie Capital Management. Euan studied International Business and French at the University of Strathclyde and has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling. He has 18 years’ industry experience.*

*As at 31 January 2016.

John McNeill

John McNeill

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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John McNeill

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

John McNeill is an investment manager in the fixed income team, with responsibility for UK gilt and index-linked markets. He joined us in 2006 from Resolution Asset Management, where he managed global government bond funds. Prior to that, John worked in fixed income and foreign-exchange research roles with Mitsubishi Bank and IDEAglobal. John has an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and is a CFA charterholder. He has 29 years’ experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Phil Milburn

Phil Milburn

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Phil Milburn

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Phil Milburn is an investment manager in the fixed income team with 19 years’ experience*. He joined us in 1997 from the University of Edinburgh, where he earned a first class honours degree in Economics. After spells in UK and Latin American equities, Phil joined the fixed income team, where he now manages our strategic and high yield bond portfolios. Phil is also an integral member of the Investment Association Fixed Income Committee, helping lead on many industry initiatives.

*As at 31 January 2016. 
Currently on leave and due to return by end of 2016

Stephen Snowden

Stephen Snowden

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Stephen Snowden

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Stephen Snowden is an investment manager who specialises in investment grade credit and co-manages two investment grade bond funds and an absolute return bond fund. He rejoined Kames Capital in July 2011 from Old Mutual Asset Management where he managed the Corporate Bond Fund. Stephen started his career with us in 1994, initially focusing on equities before moving to the fixed income team to manage corporate bond funds. He has a first class honours degree BSc Finance and an MSc Finance from Queens University Belfast, and is also an associate member of the CFA Society of the UK. He has 21 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Paul Dilworth

Paul Dilworth

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Paul Dilworth

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Paul Dilworth is a fixed income investment manager and forms part of our specialist financials team who are responsible for analysing the global financial sector. Paul is particularly interested in exploiting relative value opportunities that exist across capital structures and jurisdictions within the banking sector. He manages several pooled credit funds as well as a couple of more customised segregated mandates. He joined Kames as a fixed income performance analyst before moving to the fixed income team in 2012, and has 10 years’ investment experience*. Paul graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a first class honours degree in mathematics and is a CFA charterholder.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Alexander Pelteshki

Alexander Pelteshki

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Alexander Pelteshki

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Alexander Pelteshki is an investment manager in the fixed income team, and specialises in credit analysis in the financials sector. He joined us in 2014 from ING Financial Markets, where he worked as an equity analyst on the banks sector and then a credit analyst on the banks sector. Prior to that, Alexander was an equity trading analyst for UBS Wealth Management. Alexander studied International Business Management at Dickinson College in the USA, and has an MBA. Alex is a CFA charterholder and has 8 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Debbie King

Debbie King

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Debbie King

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Debbie King is an investment manager in the fixed income team, and specialises in high yield credit. She joined us in 2012 from a commercial planning and analysis role with power company Intergen. Prior to that, Debbie held several roles in the corporate finance sector, notably for HBoS Integrated Finance, where she provided debt and equity-based financing solutions for acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. Debbie graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a first class honours degree in mathematics and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. She has 12 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Nick Chatters

Nick Chatters

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Nick Chatters

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Nicholas Chatters is an investment manager in the fixed income team and specialises in interest rate derivatives and relative value investment. He supports the management of the Kames Absolute Return Bond Fund as well as having responsibility for derivative trading and structuring. Nicholas joined us in 2013 from Citi and has a background as an interest rate derivatives trader. He studied for an undergraduate degree in Economics and postgraduate degree in Finance at the University of St Andrews. He has 9 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

James Lynch

James Lynch

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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James Lynch

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

James Lynch is an investment manager in the fixed income team and is responsible for analysing inflation-linked government bonds. He joined us in 2012 from Morgan Stanley where he was a director in the OTC derivatives department, and has 10 years’ industry experience*. James studied Economics at Stirling University.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Juan Valenzuela

Juan Valenzuela

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Juan Valenzuela

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Juan Valenzuela is an investment manager in the fixed income team with responsibility for analysing global rates markets, both conventional and inflation-linked bonds. He is the co-manager of the Kames Strategic Bond Fund. He joined us from Alliance Trust, where he was an investment manager on the Alliance Trust Dynamic Bond Fund. Prior to that, Juan worked in investment management roles for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and JP Morgan, and he has 13 years’ investment experience. Juan has degrees in both Law and Business from Carlos III University in Madrid, and is a CFA charterholder.*

*As at 31 January 2016.

Philip Small

Philip Small

Investment Analyst, Fixed Income

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Philip Small

Investment Analyst, Fixed Income

Philip Small is an investment analyst in the fixed income team, where he manages several portfolios and is responsible for credit analysis of non-financial companies in the technology and industrial sectors. He joined us in 2011 from Alliance Trust, where he was a global equity analyst. Prior to that, he worked for Scottish Life, Scottish Widows and Coopers & Lybrand in various investment roles. Philip studied Economics at Edinburgh University, has an MBA from Warwick University and is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK. He has 30 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Adrian Hull

Adrian Hull

Senior Investment Specialist, Fixed Income

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Adrian Hull

Senior Investment Specialist, Fixed Income

Adrian Hull is a senior investment specialist in the fixed income team. His role is to support the team in explaining how the company products and investment process add value for clients. Prior to joining Kames Capital, he worked as head of sterling trading and sales at Mizuho International, where he set up the sterling corporate bond trading and sales desk. Adrian studied Modern History at Oxford University and has 26 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Equities

Stephen Adams

Stephen Adams

Head of Equities

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Stephen Adams

Head of Equities

Stephen Adams is Head of Equities, and is a member of the Kames Strategic Executive Committee and Asset Allocation group. In addition, Stephen has responsibility for managing the flagship Kames UK Equity Fund. He joined us in 2000 from Abbey National Asset Managers, where he managed retail and institutional portfolios. Stephen studied Law at the University of Edinburgh, and is a qualified solicitor. He has 28 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Stuart Fraser

Stuart Fraser

Head of European Equities

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Stuart Fraser

Head of European Equities

Stuart Fraser joined Kames Capital in February 2008 and is responsible for the overall management of the European equity team and its range of funds. Prior to joining Kames Capital, Stuart spent over 11 years at Standard Life Investments as Investment Director of European Equities. He also worked at Britannia Investment Managers as Head of European Equities. Stuart has an LLB (Hons) in Forensic Medicine from Glasgow University, is an associate member of the CFA UK. He has 30 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Mark Peden

Mark Peden

Senior Investment Manager, International Equities

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Mark Peden

Senior Investment Manager, International Equities

Mark Peden is a senior investment manager with emphasis on equity income strategies. His research focuses on European equities, something he has done since joining the firm in 1992 as an analyst. Over his tenure, Mark has held a number of positions and managed a range of European and International equity funds. He has 23 years’ industry experience*, and graduated from the University of York and the University of California (Santa Barbara) with a BSc honours degree in Economics with Politics. He is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and an Associate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP).

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Neil Goddin

Neil Goddin

Head of Equity Quantitative Analysis

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Neil Goddin

Head of Equity Quantitative Analysis

Neil Goddin is Head of Equity Quantitative Analysis. In addition to investment management responsibilities, he is responsible for building and maintaining the Kames equity investment screen, which is used across the equity team, and advising on optimising risk levels in the funds. Neil joined us in 2012 from LV Asset Management where he was Head of Investment Risk. Prior to that, he worked for WestLB Mellon Asset Management and Deutsche Asset Management in various risk-management roles. He has 17 years’ industry experience* and is a Certified Risk Manager.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Audrey Ryan

Audrey Ryan

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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Audrey Ryan

Investment Manager, UK Equities

Audrey Ryan is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several funds, including the Kames Ethical Equity Fund and Kames UK Opportunities Fund. In addition, Audrey has analysis duties for the travel & leisure sector, and is a small-cap specialist. She joined us in 1997 from General Accident where she was a UK small companies portfolio manager. Audrey studied Accounting at Napier University, is a qualified chartered accountant and has an MSc in Investment Analysis. She has 21 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

David Griffiths

David Griffiths

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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David Griffiths

Investment Manager, UK Equities

David Griffiths is an investment manager in the UK Equities team, with responsibility for co-managing the Kames UK Equity Absolute Return Fund and Kames Equity Market Neutral Funds. In addition, David has analysis duties for utilities, food and drug retailers and banks. He joined us in 2000 from the British Steel Pension Fund where he was a sector fund manager. Prior to this, David began his investment career with Murray Johnstone, where he was an investment manager for three years. David studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Bristol, holds the IIMR and is an associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals. He has 19 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

David Pringle

David Pringle

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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David Pringle

Investment Manager, UK Equities

David Pringle is an investment manager in the UK Equities team, with responsibility for co-managing the Kames UK Equity Absolute Return Fund and Kames Equity Market Neutral Funds. In addition, David’s analysis duties are in the aerospace & defence, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and healthcare sectors. He joined us in 2001 from WM Company, where he spent four years as a research assistant writing reports on risk, ethical investing and pension fund structures. David studied Financial Services at Glasgow Caledonian University, is a CFA charterholder and has the SII Diploma in Derivatives. He has 18 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Douglas Scott

Douglas Scott

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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Douglas Scott

Investment Manager, UK Equities

Douglas Scott is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several equity income funds, including the Kames Global Equity Income Fund and Kames UK Equity Income Fund. In addition, Douglas has analysis duties for the tobacco, real estate, telecoms, beverages and oil services sectors. He joined us in 2003 from Investec where he was a stockbroker specialising in the telecoms sector and, prior to that, worked for TRW and Abbey National in their UK equity teams. Douglas has a 1st Class Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Glasgow, a Diploma in Actuarial Science from the Heriot-Watt University and is an associate of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP). He has 20 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Elaine Morgan

Elaine Morgan

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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Elaine Morgan

Investment Manager, UK Equities

Elaine Morgan is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several funds, including the Kames UK Smaller Companies Fund. In addition, Elaine has analysis duties for the construction, household goods, software & computer services and renewables sectors, and is a small-cap specialist. She joined us in 1988 straight from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied Economics with Law, and is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP). She has 27 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Iain Wells

Iain Wells

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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Iain Wells

Investment Manager, UK Equities

Iain Wells is an investment manager in the UK Equities team with responsibility for managing several equity income funds, including the Kames UK Equity Income Fund. In addition, Iain has analysis duties for the insurance, general retail, engineering and paper & packaging sectors. He joined us in 1996 from Edinburgh Fund Managers where he was an investment manager and, prior to that, worked for Dunedin Fund Managers on the Asian equities desk. Iain studied Business Studies and Accounting at the University of Edinburgh and has an MBA. He has 28 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Philip Haworth

Philip Haworth

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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Philip Haworth

Investment Manager, UK Equities

Philip Haworth is an investment manager in the UK Equities team. He is co-manager of the Kames UK Equity Fund, and has responsibility for managing several other UK equity portfolios. Phil has analysis duties for the oil & gas and food producers sectors. In addition Phil leads the collective process of formulating our UK equity strategy views and contributes to Kames Asset Allocation research. He joined us in 1995 straight from Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Philip also has the SII Diploma, and has 21 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Malcolm McPartlin

Malcolm McPartlin

Investment Manager, UK Equities

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Malcolm McPartlin

Investment Manager, UK Equities

Malcolm McPartlin is an investment manager in the UK Equities team, with responsibility for co-managing the Kames UK Equity Absolute Return Fund and Kames Equity Market Neutral Funds. He has analysis responsibilities for the mining and media sectors. Malcolm joined us in 2003 from Scottish Equitable where he was an assistant business analyst. He studied Financial Services at Napier University, is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA institute. Malcolm has 13 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Craig Bonthron

Craig Bonthron

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Craig Bonthron

Investment Manager, International Equities

Craig Bonthron is an investment manager in the Equities team, responsible for co-managing global equities portfolios. He joined us in 2014 from SWIP, where he was investment director in global equities and was the joint fund manager of the SWIP Global Sustainable Equity fund and the SWIP Global Islamic Equity Fund. In addition Craig also had analysis responsibilities for the tech, energy and utility sectors. Prior to SWIP, he was a portfolio manager at Kleinwort Benson Investors, a member of the global environmental equity team, and co-manager of the KBI Global Water Fund. Craig studied Building Surveying at Glasgow Caledonian University, has an MSc with Distinction in Business Information Technology Systems, and has completed level one of the CFA programme. He has 14 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Carolyn Bell

Carolyn Bell

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Carolyn Bell

Investment Manager, International Equities

Carolyn Bell is an Investment Manager in the Equities team with responsibility for North American equities. She also contributes to the idea generation process for our global equity portfolios. Carolyn joined us in 2014 after 5 years at Baillie Gifford where she worked on the North American equities desk as a generalist with additional sector coverage responsibility for technology and energy. She has 7 years’ industry experience*, studied English at the University of Cambridge, has a Masters with distinction in Early Modern Studies from the University of Aberdeen and is currently a Level 2 candidate in the CFA programme.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Jonathan Parsons

Jonathan Parsons

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Jonathan Parsons

Investment Manager, International Equities

Jonathan Parsons is an Investment Manager in the Equities team with responsibility for North American equities. He also manages a global technology portfolio and contributes to the idea generation process for our global equity portfolios. Prior to this, he worked as a Quantitative Analyst, also in the International Equities team. Jonathan joined us in 1996 straight from university and has 20 years’ industry experience*. Jonathan studied Mathematics & Computation at Loughborough University of Technology and is a CFA charterholder.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Alastair Campbell

Investment Manager, International Equities

Alastair Campbell is an Investment Manager in the Equities team with responsibility for managing Asia Pacific ex-Japan portfolios. He also assists in stock selection for our global equity portfolios and has analysis responsibilities for Australia, Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Alastair joined us in 2001 from Scottish Life where he was a fund manager on the Asia Pacific and UK desks. Prior to this, he worked in various analyst and fund management roles for General Accident and CIN Management, and has 28 years’ industry experience*. Alastair studied Economics at the Heriot Watt University, is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Property

Phil Clark

Phil Clark

Head of Property Investment

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Phil Clark

Head of Property Investment

Phil Clarke is Head of Property Investment and is responsible for managing the property team. He joined us in 2007 from Aviva Investors where he was Head of Specialist Property Funds, and has 28 years’ industry experience*. Phil chairs the Property Industry Alliance Debt Group, which represents the industry to the Bank of England, FSA and Treasury.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

David Wise

David Wise

Investment Director

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David Wise

Investment Director

David Wise joined Kames Capital in October 2007. He is head of the Direct Property Investment team and co-manages the Kames Property Income Fund. David was previously at Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors) and its predecessors (Commercial Union and CGU) for 21 years where he was Property Investment Director. During his time at Aviva he launched the Ashtenne Industrial Fund one of the first large indirect property funds and was manager of a number of major funds including the Commercial Union Life Fund, General Accident Life Fund, Norwich Union Linked Life Fund and Aviva Investors Pooled Pension Fund. David is a Chartered Surveyor and board member of AREF (Association of Real Estate Funds), Chairman of the AREF Corporate Governance Committee and served on the Government’s 2007 Leasecode working party. David has 33 years’ property industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Mark Bunney

Mark Bunney

Head of Indirect Property

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Mark Bunney

Head of Indirect Property

Mark Bunney is Head of the Indirect Property team, and is a fund manager with responsibility for client accounts and fund research. Mark joined us in 2012 from ING, where he was instrumental in building the ING Real Estate Select business – this grew to include 25 segregated accounts and the UK’s largest property fund of funds (Osiris) which had more than 70 institutional investors. He is a chartered surveyor with 27 years’ experience* in both direct and indirect UK and European real estate.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Sarah Cockburn

Sarah Cockburn

Head of Unit Linked Property Funds

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Sarah Cockburn

Head of Unit Linked Property Funds

Sarah Cockburn is a fund manager in the property team, and is head of unit linked property funds. She joined us in 2008 from Akeler (formerly Macquarie Goodman/Arlington) where she worked on the logistics fund. Prior to that, Sarah worked as a fund manager for Aviva investors. She studied Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University, is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has 17 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Philip Bach

Philip Bach

Fund Manager

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Philip Bach

Fund Manager

Philip Bach is a fund manager in the Kames Capital property team, and is responsible for the development and management of direct property segregated accounts. He joined us in 2012 from ING Real Estate Investment Management where he was co-head of the direct segregated accounts team. Prior to this role, Philip was an asset manager for Jones Lang LaSalle, where he undertook the strategic asset management of the property assets in the BT and Royal Mail pension funds. Philip studied Estate Management at Birmingham City University and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has 22 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Helen Batten

Helen Batten

Fund Manager

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Helen Batten

Fund Manager

Helen Batten is a fund manager in the property team, with responsibility for co-managing the Active Value Property Fund. She joined us in 2008 from Morley Fund Management where she was a property asset manager. Helen studied Economics and Agricultural Economics at Exeter University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. She has 25 years’ property industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Anne Copeland

Anne Copeland

Fund Manager

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Anne Copeland

Fund Manager

Anne Copeland is head of new business implementation in the property team, with responsibility for structuring and setting up new funds, and managing their day-to-day operations. Anne joined Kames Capital in 2008 from Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors) where, from 2001, she was a fund manager and had responsibility for fund operations in the UK, Channel Islands and Europe. Prior to that, she was Assistant Fund Manager for Property Unit Trusts at Schroder Investment Management. Anne studied Land Management and Development at Reading University and is a Chartered Surveyor. She is a member of the AREF Corporate Governance Committee and an FCA approved person, and has 20 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Matt Day

Matt Day

Fund Manager

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Matt Day

Fund Manager

Matt Day is a fund manager with responsibility for managing client accounts and overseeing the team’s fund-research. He joined us in 2012 from ING, where he was a senior UK fund manager in the ING Real Estate Select team with responsibility for the Osiris Property Fund. Prior to that, Matt successfully set up and managed the indirect property service at Deutsche Asset Management (RREEF). Matt studied Management Science and Psychology at DeMontfort University in Leicester, is an Associate Member of the Society of Chartered Financial Analysts UK, and has 16 years’ experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.

Alex Walker

Alex Walker

Fund Manager

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Alex Walker

Fund Manager

Alex Walker is a fund manager in the property team and co-manages the Kames Property Income Fund. Alex is also part of the management team for the Aegon UK Property Fund. He joined us in 2008 from Aviva Investors, where he was an assistant fund manager in the property team, and has 14 years’ industry experience*. Alex studied Land Management at Reading University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Tony Yu

Tony Yu

Fund Manager

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Tony Yu

Fund Manager

Tony Yu is a fund manager in the property team, responsible for developing portfolio strategies, overseeing the indirect property team’s fund-research effort and sourcing secondary-market deals. He joined us in 2012 from ING where he was a UK fund manager in the ING Real Estate Select team. Prior to that, he was a portfolio analyst at IPD. Tony studied Economics at the London School of Economics and is a member of the AREF Data and Indices Committee. He has 14 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Chris Wakefield

Chris Wakefield

Fund Manager

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Chris Wakefield

Fund Manager

Chris Wakefield is a Fund Manager responsible for looking after property funds, helping to manage the direct property element of the Aegon UK Property fund. He joined us in 2008 from Aviva Investors, where he was an asset manager with responsibility for acquisition/disposal and delivering strategic opportunities/developments on retail funds. Chris studied Urban Estate Management at Glamorgan University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has 25 years’ property industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

John Dear

John Dear

Assistant Fund Manager

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John Dear

Assistant Fund Manager

John Dear is an assistant fund manager in the property team. He joined us in 2011 from CB Richard Ellis where he was an associate director. Prior to that, he worked in a property role for Jones Lang LaSalle. John studied History at Exeter University, has an MSc in Real Estate Management from Oxford Brookes University, and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has 12 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Gregory Beeson

Gregory Beeson

Assistant Fund Manager

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Gregory Beeson

Assistant Fund Manager

Gregory Beeson is an assistant fund manager in the property team, and is responsible for assisting in the management of the Kames Property Income Fund. His main responsibilities include managing investment transactions to completion and delivering performance through identified asset management strategies. Gregory joined us in 2014 from Europa Capital Partners, where he was responsible for developing new property investment initiatives. Prior to that, he worked for Hermes Fund Managers and Jones Lang Lasalle in property investment related roles. Gregory studied Geology & Geography at the University of Manchester and has an MSc in Commercial Property. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Investment Property Forum. He has 19 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Tula Knight

Tula Knight

Property Accounting Manager

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Tula Knight

Property Accounting Manager

Tula is the accounting manager for the property team, providing accounting advice to the property fund managers. She joined us in 2012 from Grosvenor Estate, where she was the trust accountant for the Duke of Westminster’s Belgravia portfolio. She studied Sustainable Performance Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, is a qualified management accountant, and has 9 years’ industry experience.*

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Chris Munday

Chris Munday

Asset Manager, Property

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Chris Munday

Asset Manager, Property

Chris Munday is an asset manager in the property team, and is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies to add value to buildings held in our property funds. He joined us in 2014 from Valad, where he was an asset manager overseeing a £150 million portfolio of properties across five funds. Prior to that, Chris worked in various property-related roles for Network Rail, Equity Solutions and King Sturge. He studied History at Leicester University, Property Appraisal and Management at Sheffield Hallam University, and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Chris has 8 years’ property industry experience*.

*As at 31 January 2016.  

Ian Gatiss

Ian Gatiss

Asset Manager, Property

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Ian Gatiss

Asset Manager, Property

Ian Gatiss is an asset manager in the direct property team. He joined us from GE Real Estate, where he was Head of Equity. Prior to that, he worked in various roles for Bidwells, DTZ and BNP Paribas, and has 36 years’ industry experience*. Ian graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a BSc (Hons) degree in Urban Estate Management and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Multi-asset

Scott Jamieson

Scott Jamieson

Head of Multi-Asset Investing

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Scott Jamieson

Head of Multi-Asset Investing

Scott Jamieson is Head of Kames Capital’s Multi-asset team. He joined Kames Capital in 2007 from Hymans Robertson where he was a senior investment consultant. He has 33 years’ industry experience*, most notably as Head of Global Strategy at Scottish Mutual, which became Abbey National Asset Management. Scott studied Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde, has a PhD in Numerical Analysis and has qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Adrian Fitzpatrick

Adrian Fitzpatrick

Head of Central Dealing

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Adrian Fitzpatrick

Head of Central Dealing

Adrian Fitzpatrick is Head of Central Dealing and joined Kames Capital in April 1997. He is responsible for the management of the Investment Dealing process, covering all asset classes. Adrian previously held roles at Ivory & Sime over a period of 23 years covering all aspects of trading finishing as Head of Trading and manager of five dealing subsidiaries of investment trusts. He is a member of the Investment Association Head Dealers group and a Non-Executive Director of Liquidnet (the world’s largest Institutional Crossing network)

 

Colin Dryburgh

Colin Dryburgh

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Colin Dryburgh

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Colin Dryburgh is an investment manager in our Multi-asset team. He joined us in 2012 and previously worked for Aviva Investors, where he was a European equity analyst. Prior to that, Colin worked for Brewin Dolphin and Abbey National Asset Managers in investment management and analysis roles. Colin has 18 years’ investment experience*. He has a degree in Mathematics with Economics from the University of Strathclyde and is a CFA charterholder.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Kirstie MacGillivray

Kirstie MacGillivray

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Kirstie MacGillivray

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Kirstie MacGillivray is responsible for managing our portfolios’ holdings in derivatives. She joined us in 2008 from Barrie & Hibbert where she advised companies on risk management of derivatives. Prior to this she was a partner in BCS Asset Management, a global macro hedge fund. Previously she worked for 7 years in equity derivatives sales, initially for Morgan Stanley, and, latterly, for UBS Investment Bank. She started her career at Abbey National Asset Managers as a member of the investment strategy unit. She has 21 years’ industry experience*. Kirstie studied Commercial Law & taxation at Glasgow University.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Vincent McEntegart

Vincent McEntegart

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Vincent McEntegart

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Vincent McEntegart is an investment manager in our Multi-asset team with 28 years’ industry experience*. He joined us in 2013 from Goodhart Partners (an MBO of the multi-manager business of WestLB Mellon Asset Management) where he was a partner responsible for client relationships and new business. Prior to this, Vincent was Co-Head of Investment Manager Research at Hymans Robertson and a senior member of the investment consulting practice. Vincent has also worked for Alexander Clay Consulting (now part of Aon) and Clerical Medical Investment Group. He has a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Strathclyde and a Diploma in Actuarial Techniques from the Institute of Actuaries.

*As at 31 January 2016. 

Patrick Schotanus

Patrick Schotanus

Global Investment Strategist

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Patrick Schotanus

Global Investment Strategist

Patrick Schotanus is the global investment strategist in our Multi-asset team and is responsible for all aspects of strategy, especially quantitative and technical analysis. He joined us in 2005 and has 23 years’ investment experience*. Patrick previously worked for Barclays Bank and Van Lanschot Bank in various international locations. Patrick studied Financial Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley and has an MBA from the University of Groningen. Patrick has professional qualifications including the RBA (the Dutch equivalent of the CFA), is a Chartered Market Technician and is currently completing a Ph.D. in complex psychology, focusing on the archetypal nature of price discovery in the context of the market’s mind.

*As at 31 January 2016.