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Our People

Our 83-strong investment team has a high average experience of 20 years, nine 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 30 September 2019

Executive committee

Bas NieuweWeme

Bas NieuweWeme

Global CEO & Interim Head of Europe

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Bas NieuweWeme

Global CEO & Interim Head of Europe

With almost 20 years of experience in international finance and investment management, Bas joined Aegon in June 2019 as Chief Executive Officer of Aegon Asset Management and member of Aegon's Management Board.

Born in The Netherlands and educated in The Netherlands and the U.S., Bas worked for ING Investment Management Americas from 2000 to 2013 holding several management positions, from US Head of Distribution to Global Head of the Client Group and member of the Management Committee. In 2013, following an IPO of ING's US businesses, Bas was appointed Global Head of the Client Group and member of the Management Committee of VOYA Investment Management. In 2016 Bas joined PGIM as Managing Director and has held the position of Global Head of the Client Advisory Group for PGIM Fixed Income and Global Head of the Institutional Relationship Group at PGIM.

Bas holds a law degree from the University of Amsterdam School of Law with a specialization in tax law and an Executive MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business. He is a member of the Leadership Council of AmeriCares, a health focused relief and development not-for-profit organization, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Netherlands-America Foundation.

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 help 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’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Wouter Peters

Wouter Peters

Chief Operating Officer Europe

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Wouter Peters

Chief Operating Officer Europe

Wouter Peters is the Chief Operating Officer for Aegon Asset Management in Europe and is a member of the Executive Committee. He joined Aegon Asset Management in March 2013 from Syntrus Achmea Asset Management where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that he worked at PGGM in several positions, amongst them, head of risk management and COO/CFO of a PGGM subsidiary. Wouter has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry and holds an MSc in Econometrics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. *as at 31 July 2019

Rishi Santokhi

Rishi Santokhi

Chief Financial Officer Europe

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Rishi Santokhi

Chief Financial Officer Europe

Rishi Santokhi is Chief Financial Officer for Aegon Asset Management in Europe and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is directly responsible for Finance, Business Control, Budgeting & Forecasting and Pricing. Rishi joined Aegon Asset Management in 2011 from E&Y where he worked as a senior manager of global asset management. He holds an MSc in Business Economics and Financial Economics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, a postgraduate in Auditing and a postgraduate in Investment Management. *as at 31 July 2019

Alison Talbot

Alison Talbot

Chief Legal Officer Europe

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Alison Talbot

Chief Legal Officer Europe

Alison Talbot is the Chief Legal Officer Aegon Asset Management in Europe and is a member of the Executive Committee. She joined Kames Capital in August 2010 and coordinates the provision of legal services for Kames Capital. Prior to Kames Capital, Alison spent 13 years at Scottish Widows and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in a variety of legal roles most latterly as senior manager of the asset management legal team in Scottish Widows Investment Partnership. Alison has an LLB and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Aberdeen University. She is a qualified Solicitor and is a member of various industry forums.  *as at 31 July 2019

Olaf van den Heuvel

Olaf van den Heuvel

CIO NL

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Olaf van den Heuvel

CIO NL

Olaf van den Heuvel is the CIO for Aegon Asset Management in the Netherlands and Head of Tactical Asset Allocation. He is a member of the Executive Committee and is Co-Head of the Multi-Asset Group. Olaf joined Aegon Asset Management in 2000 and worked as a Pacific Equities portfolio manager and strategist before moving, in January 2007, to lead the team responsible for the multi-asset mandates, asset allocation and strategic views on asset classes for Aegon Asset Management in the Netherlands. He has been a member of the global asset allocation voting committee since 2014. Olaf has 19 years’ industry experience and studied economics at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is a CFA charter holder and registered with the Dutch Securities Institute (DSI III-B). *as at 31 July 2019

Eric Van der Maarel

Eric Van der Maarel

Chief Commercial Officer Europe

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Eric Van der Maarel

Chief Commercial Officer Europe

Eric van der Maarel is the Chief Commercial Officer for Aegon Asset Management in Europe. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Aegon Asset Management’s Global Management Board. Eric is responsible for organizing our distribution growth efforts throughout Europe. He joined Aegon Asset Management in January 2015 from Robeco where he spent 25 years working, most recently as Head of Institutional Sales & Account Management. Prior to that, he was General Manager for Robeco in Japan and Korea and portfolio manager Asian Equities. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Japanese Business Studies from Chaminade University of Honolulu. *as at 31 July 2019

Coos Luning

Coos Luning

Chief Investment Officer Multi-Management

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Coos Luning

Chief Investment Officer Multi-Management

Coos Luning is the CIO Multi-management for Aegon Asset Management in Europe and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is Head of the Multi-Management team responsible for external manager selection, running the multi-manager funds and monitoring all externally managed portfolios within Aegon Asset Management in Europe. Coos joined the firm in 1999 and has worked as both an equities and alternatives portfolio manager. He held the positions of Head of Equity and Head of Fixed Income before moving to lead the Multi-Manager investment team in 2011. Coos studies Economics at the University of Groningen, specialising in Finance and Investments. He has over 20 years’ industry experience and is a Certified European Financial Analyst.

*as at 31 July 2019

Siobhan Martin

Siobhan Martin

European HR Director

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Siobhan Martin

European HR Director

Siobhan Martin is the European HR Director and a member of the Executive Committee. She is responsible for setting all people strategy and driving delivery of people management activities in the European business, leading an HR team based across three countries. Siobhan is also global leader of the Aegon Asset Management Talent Management process, a member of the European Risk Committee and the UK Sustainability Committee.

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Adrian Hull

Adrian Hull

Head of Fixed Income

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Adrian Hull

Head of Fixed Income

Adrian Hull is Head of Fixed Income at Kames Capital. Previously, he was a senior investment specialist in the Fixed Income team where his role involved supporting 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 29 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Iain Buckle

Iain Buckle

Head of Credit

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Iain Buckle

Head of Credit

Iain Buckle is Head of Credit in the Fixed Income team. He has responsibility for credit analysis, particularly securitised and structured finance assets. Iain is the co-manager of several funds with a primary focus on sterling credit mandates. His funds include pooled and segregated mandates and included in our ethical bond franchise. As an experienced investment manager Iain is responsible for overseeing the institutional pooled and buy-and-hold portfolios managed across the team. Iain joined us in 2000 from Baillie Gifford where he was a fixed income analyst, and has 22 years’ industry experience. He studied Economics at Heriot Watt University*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Thomas Hanson

Thomas Hanson

Head of High Yield

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Thomas Hanson

Head of High Yield

Thomas Hanson is Head of High Yield in the Fixed Income team. He joined us in 2019 from Janus Henderson Investors, where he was manager of a number of high yield bond funds. Before that, Thomas worked for Aerion and Lazard Asset Management in a variety of analysis and portfolio management roles. He has a BA (Joint Hons) in French and Management Studies from the University of Reading. Thomas has 19 years’ industry experience and is a CFA charterholder. 

Sandra Holdsworth

Sandra Holdsworth

Head of Rates, Fixed Income

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Sandra Holdsworth

Head of Rates, Fixed Income

Sandra Holdsworth is Head of Rates in the Fixed Income team. 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 27 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

 

Mark Benbow

Mark Benbow

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Mark Benbow

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Mark Benbow is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team. Mark specialises in high yield bonds and co-manages our global high yield bond funds. Mark, who has 10 years’ industry experience, joined us from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, where he was an analyst on the global equities team. Previous to this he worked at Morgan Stanley as a Financial Analyst. Mark holds a first-class honours degree in Management and Economics and a Masters in Investment and Finance*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 is co-manager of an absolute return global bond fund and supports the management of another absolute return bond fund. 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 12 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 the Fixed Income team and specialises in global government bonds and relative-value analysis. He is the co-manager of two absolute return bond funds, our strategic bond funds as well as a number of pooled pension funds. He is also support manager for our strategic bond strategies. He joined us in 2000 directly from the University of Strathclyde, where he studied Economics and Finance. Colin is a CFA charterholder with 19 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 24 years’ industry experience*. She studied Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 UK government bonds and inflation-linked government bonds. He is co-manager for an absolute return constrained bond fund and a UK government bond fund. He joined us in 2012 from Morgan Stanley where he was a director in the OTC derivatives department, and has 14 years’ industry experience*. James studied Economics at Stirling University.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Euan McNeil

Euan McNeil

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Euan McNeil

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Euan McNeilis an investment manager in the Fixed Income team. He specialises in investment grade credit and co-manages two investment grade bond funds, which he has been involved in since 2006. Euan also manages 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 21 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 global financials sector across the entire capital structure. He is also a co-manager for our strategic global bond strategies. He joined us in 2014 from ING Financial Markets, where he was a publishing/lead equity 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 degree from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Alexander has 12 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Bjorn Norrman

Bjorn Norrman

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Bjorn Norrman

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Bjorn Norrman is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team, specialising in credit analysis in the global financials sector across the entire capital structure. He joined us in 2019 from Fitch Ratings where he was Senior director, financial institutions with responsibility for heading up Nordic and Benelux bank coverage. He also covered various emerging markets. Bjorn has an MSc in Finance with Distinction from St Andrews University and first class Honours degree in Business Management from the University of Worcester. He is a CFA charterholder, is ACA qualified and has 12 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Eleanor Price

Eleanor Price

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Eleanor Price

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Eleanor Price is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team with responsibility for high yield bonds. She joined us in 2019 and previously worked as a high yield investment manager at Baillie Gifford. She has also held credit analyst roles at Insight Investment, Baring Asset Management and Citigroup. Eleanor holds an honours degree in Ancient History with Greek from Durham University. She has 22 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.  

Rory Sandilands

Rory Sandilands

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Rory Sandilands

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Rory Sandilandsis an investment manager within the Fixed Income team, who co-manages an absolute return bond fund and sterling corporate bond fund. Previously, Rory was a vice president in credit sales at Goldman Sachs. In addition, he has also worked in credit sales for Morgan Stanley and in fixed income sales for Merrill Lynch. He has extensive experience working with both cash bonds and derivative products across the full ratings spectrum. Rory holds an honours degree in Law with Accountancy from the University of Edinburgh. He has 20 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Philip Small

Philip Small

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Philip Small

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Philip Smallis an investment manager 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 member of the CFA UK. He has over 30 years’ industry experience.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Kenneth Ward

Kenneth Ward

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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Kenneth Ward

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

Kenneth Ward is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team, specialising in the utilities and mining sectors. Kenneth also has responsibility for managing a range of institutional credit portfolios. He joined Kames Capital in 2010 initially working as a performance analyst between 2010 and 2014 and previously worked for RBS Trustee and Depositary Services as a securities analyst. Kenneth studied Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University and is a CFA charterholder. He has 11 years’ industry experience.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Laurent Frings

Laurent Frings

Lead Credit Analyst

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Laurent Frings

Lead Credit Analyst

Laurent Frings is Lead Credit Analyst in the Fixed Income team. His responsibilities include credit research of financial institutions and wider credit strategy in order to support the team managing a range of fixed income strategies. Laurent joined us in 2019 from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was Global Head of Credit Research. His previous roles included Head of Credit Research at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and Credit Analyst with Aviva Investors. At Aberdeen Asset Management, Laurent was responsible for developing the firm’s global credit research process, conducting credit research for financial institutions and contributing to the EMEA credit strategy. He has a post graduate degree in Financial Markets & Risk Management from IAE Aix-en-Provence, and an MSc in Econometrics and MA in International Economics from the University of Aix-Marseille II. He has 21 year’s industry experience*.

As at 30 April 2019

David McFadyen

David McFadyen

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

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David McFadyen

Investment Manager, Fixed Income

David McFadyen is an investment manager in the Fixed Income team. David specialises in high yield bonds and is the support manager for our global high yield bond funds. David joined us from BlackRock in 2015. He initially worked in our client management and investment writing teams before joining the Fixed Income team. He has an honours degree in Business Management from the University of Glasgow. He is a CFA charterholder and has 5 years’ industry experience 

*As at 30 April 2019.

Jill Shaw

Jill Shaw

Senior Investment Specialist, Fixed Income

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Jill Shaw

Senior Investment Specialist, Fixed Income

Jill Shaw is a senior investment specialist in the Fixed Income team with responsibility for providing fixed income support to fund managers and Kames Capital distribution teams for the benefit of clients, consultants and advisers. In addition, she has responsibilities for developing and delivering strategic fixed income initiatives. Jill joined us in 2018 from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where she held a range of geographical distribution and strategy roles spanning US, Europe and Australia/Asia Pacific. Her experience has centred on the distribution of fixed income products and solutions to institutional and wholesale clients and Global Financial Institutions. Her experience also incorporates relationship management and fixed income sales specialist responsibilities. Jill has a BSc honours degree in Mathematics from Heriot Watt University, and has 25 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Thomas Dickson

Thomas Dickson

Investment specialist, Fixed Income

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Thomas Dickson

Investment specialist, Fixed Income

Thomas Dickson is an investment specialist in the Fixed Income team with responsibility for providing support for investment managers and fixed income products. He joined us in 2019 from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was an investment specialist latterly specialising in fixed income. Thomas has a degree in Economics and Politics and an MSc in Finance from the University of Strathclyde. He has 10 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.  

Patrick Gillespie

Patrick Gillespie

Investment Specialist, Fixed Income

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Patrick Gillespie

Investment Specialist, Fixed Income

Patrick Gillespie is an investment specialist in the Fixed Income team with responsibility for providing support for investment managers and fixed income products. He joined us in 2007 from Baillie Gifford, where he was an investment assistant on the Japanese equities and Global Alpha desks. Patrick has an honours degree in Business Studies and holds the IMC and Certificate in Investments from the Securities & Investment Institute. He has 26 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Adam Bodor

Adam Bodor

Investment analyst

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Adam Bodor

Investment analyst

Adam Bodor is an investment analyst in the Fixed Income team, with responsibility for the analysis of the pharmaceutical/healthcare sectors. He joined us in 2018 from university during which time he held investment internships in the global equity team at Martin Currie. Adam holds a first-class honours degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Glasgow and a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Euart MacKerron

Euart MacKerron

Investment analyst

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Euart MacKerron

Investment analyst

Euart MacKerron is an investment analyst in the Fixed Income team and specialises in government bonds. He joined us in 2018 from Hymans Robertson where he was responsible for providing strategy, asset allocation and risk management advice to a range of defined benefit pension schemes. Euart has a BA (Hons) in Economics with Finance, and an MSc in Carbon Finance, both from Edinburgh University. He has 5 years’ industry experience.

As at 30 April 2019. 

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 our flagship 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 over 30 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Philip Haworth

Philip Haworth

Deputy Head of Equities

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Philip Haworth

Deputy Head of Equities

Philip Haworth is Deputy Head of Equities. In addition he is co-manager of a number of UK equity funds 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 24 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Neil Goddin

Neil Goddin

Head of Equity Quantitative Analysis

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Neil Goddin

Head of Equity Quantitative Analysis

Neil Goddin is an investment manager, with responsibility for co-managing both long only and market neutral strategies within the Global Equities team. He also leads the team responsible for building and maintaining the Kames equity investment screen, which provides inputs into the investment process across our equity strategies. 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 20 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Head of ESG Research

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Ryan Smith

Head of ESG Research

Ryan Smith is Head of ESG Research. He joined Kames Capital in October 2000 as an SRI analyst and was appointed to his current position in September 2002. He has 18 years’ industry experience*. His role involves managing the team that conducts the ESG screening process for our Responsible Investing funds. Ryan’s team also provides corporate governance screening and research for all equity investments, and conducts research into environmental and social issues. Before joining us, he worked as an environmental chemist for Severn Trent Water. Ryan has an MSc in Environmental Chemistry from Nottingham Trent University and is a CFA charterholder.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 International Equities team, with responsibility for co-managing several funds. 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 studied English at the University of Cambridge and has a Masters degree in Early Modern Studies from the University of Aberdeen. She has 11 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Robin Black

Robin Black

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Robin Black

Investment Manager, International Equities

Robin Black is an investment manager within the global equities team. He has specific focus on Kames Japanese portfolios. Robin joined us from Macquarie Group, where he worked as global head of Pan-Asian sales in Hong Kong. He later returned to London, where he was tasked with establishing a global equity sales team. Prior to Macquarie, he worked for Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Martin Currie. Robin studied History and Economic History at the University of Aberdeen before obtaining an MSc in Project Analysis, Finance and Investment from the University of York. Additionally, he has an MSc in Investment Analysis from the University of Stirling. He has 24 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 actively co-managing high conviction global equities portfolios. He focuses on analysing disruptive and sustainable investment trends within the technology, healthcare, industrial and consumer sectors in order to identify high conviction stock specific investment ideas.

He joined us in 2014 from SWIP, where he was an investment director in global equities. Prior to SWIP, he was a portfolio manager at Kleinwort Benson Investors. Craig has a 1st Class honours degree in Building Surveying and an MSc with Distinction in Business Information Technology Systems from Strathclyde Business School. He has 18 years’ industry experience.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 an investment manager on the Asia Pacific and UK desks. Prior to this, he worked in various analyst and investment management roles for General Accident and CIN Management, and has over 30 years’ industry experience. Alastair studied Economics at Heriot Watt University, is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 our UK equity market neutral strategy. He has analysis responsibilities for the mining, media sectors and UK Equity Strategy. Malcolm joined us in 2003 from Scottish Equitable where he was an assistant business analyst. He studied Financial Services at Napier University, and has 17 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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. 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 gained her IIMR qualification in 1990. She has over 30 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Michael Nicol

Michael Nicol

Investment Manager, European Equities

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Michael Nicol

Investment Manager, European Equities

Michael Nicol is an investment manager with responsibility for European equities. He joined us in 2017 from Dundas Global Investors, where he was a Partner. Over his tenure, Michael has held a number of positions managing European equity funds including Midmar Capital LLP/Pengana Capital, Glasgow Investment Managers, Martin Currie, SVM Asset Management, PIMCO and Dunedin Fund Managers. Michael studied Business Studies at Robert Gordon University and has over 30 years’ industry experience.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 23 years’ industry experience*. Jonathan studied Mathematics & Computation at Loughborough University of Technology and is a CFA charterholder.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Mark Peden

Mark Peden

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Mark Peden

Investment Manager, International Equities

Mark Peden is the architect of our global equity income strategy and has been the lead manager of the Kames Global Equity Income Strategy since its inception in 2011. European equities are his main area of research expertise where he has been analysing companies since joining the firm in 1992. Over his tenure Mark has held a number of positions and managed a range of both International and European equity funds. He graduated from the University of York and the University of California (Santa Barbara) with a BSc honours degree in Economics with Politics. He a CFA charterholder and is also an Associate member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP). He has 27 years’ industry experience.*

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 UK equity market neutral strategy. 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, and has the SII Diploma in Derivatives. He has 22 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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. 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 24 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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. 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 and a Diploma in Actuarial Science from Heriot-Watt University. He has 23 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Euan Weir

Euan Weir

Investment Manager, International Equities

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Euan Weir

Investment Manager, International Equities

Euan Weir is an investment manager in the Equities team with responsibility for Asia. He joined us in 2015 from HSBC, where he was a Director of Asian Research Sales. Prior to that, Euan was Head of Asian Research Marketing at Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong and was an analyst at Merrill Lynch, Smith New Court and Crosby Securities. Euan studied Land Economy at Aberdeen University and has 27 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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. In addition, Iain has analysis duties for the insurance, general retail, engineering, utilities 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 over 30 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Allan Clarke

Allan Clarke

Investment Analyst, Equities

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Allan Clarke

Investment Analyst, Equities

Allan Clarke is an investment analyst in our Equities team and is responsible for generating investment ideas for our European and global equity funds. He joined us in 2015 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Manager in the Valuations team that specialises in the valuation of private companies and other unlisted assets. He has 13 years’ industry experience*. Allan has a first class honours degree in Business Studies and Accountancy from the University of Edinburgh and is a Chartered Accountant.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Matt Harding

Matt Harding

Investment Analyst, Equities

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Matt Harding

Investment Analyst, Equities

Matt Harding is an investment analyst in the Equities team, responsible for generating investment ideas for our North American and global equities portfolios. He joined us in 2015 from Zolfo Cooper, where he worked in financial restructuring. Prior to that, Matt worked in similar restructuring and advisory roles for RBS and Deloitte. He studied Accountancy & Law at Glasgow University and is a chartered accountant, a chartered banker and a CFA® charterholder. He has 15 years’ industry experience.*

*As at 30 April 2019.

Iain Snedden

Iain Snedden

Investment Specialist, Equities

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Iain Snedden

Investment Specialist, Equities

Iain Snedden is an investment specialist in the equities team. He has responsibility for representing the firm’s equity capabilities both within and out with the firm, with a particular focus on our suite of global equity products. This involves ensuring colleagues and clients are kept up to date on developments within the funds and the wider market. Iain joined us in 2015 to work in the Client Management team with responsibility for a portfolio of UK-based institutional clients. Prior to that, he worked at Baillie Gifford and held roles within the client accounting and business risk functions. Iain graduated from University of Edinburgh with a first class honours degree in Accounting and Business Studies. He has 8 years’ industry experience.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Peter Dobson

Peter Dobson

Quantitative Equity Analyst

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Peter Dobson

Quantitative Equity Analyst

Peter Dobson is a quantitative equity analyst, and is responsible for running our equity-screening process and supporting the management of our quant funds. Prior to this role, he worked in investment product development for Aegon UK. Peter studied Environmental Science and Statistics at Napier University and has 17 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Roshan Vohra

Roshan Vohra

Junior Quantitative Equity Analyst

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Roshan Vohra

Junior Quantitative Equity Analyst

Roshan Vohra is a junior quantitative equity analyst, and is responsible for preparing portfolio performance reports and providing quant analysis of strategies and models between the International and UK desks. He joined us in 2015 from Gaotime Int. in Shanghai where he was an investment intern responsible for international client projects within the macro-economic team, specialising in commodity analysis. Roshan studied Economics and Management at Strathclyde University and has 5 years industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Miranda Beacham

Miranda Beacham

Corporate Governance Manager

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Miranda Beacham

Corporate Governance Manager

Miranda Beacham is Corporate Governance Manager in the ESG Research team. She is responsible for monitoring, engaging and voting of investee companies in line with our Responsible Investment Policy. She joined us in 1994 as a research assistant in the UK equity team and has 25 years’ industry experience*. Miranda studied Chemistry at Napier University and has the IMC professional qualification.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Euan Ker

Euan Ker

Sustainable Investment Analyst

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Euan Ker

Sustainable Investment Analyst

Euan Ker is a Sustainable Investment Analyst. He is responsible for analysing and monitoring environmental, social and governance factors within the Global Sustainable Equity Strategy. Euan joined us in 2014 as an investment implementation analyst with responsibility for implementing macro investment decisions across a number of fund-of-fund mandates, totaling some £13 billion under management. Prior to moving to the ESG Research team in 2018 his responsibilities also included asset class, regional and currency hedging overlays through derivatives. Euan has a 1st Class Honours degree in Management with Economics from Robert Gordon University. He has the IMC professional qualification and has 5 years’ industry experience.*

*As at 30 April 2019.

Sajeer Ahmed

Sajeer Ahmed

Investment Analyst

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Sajeer Ahmed

Investment Analyst

Sajeer Ahmed is an investment analyst in the UK Equities team responsible for producing investment recommendations in the UK telecommunications, Banks and IT hardware sectors with a focus on small-cap stocks. He joined us in 2017 from PwC where he was a manager in the Corporate Finance department specialising in infrastructure and energy. Sajeer graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a first class Masters degree in Economics and Marketing, and is a qualified chartered accountant. He has 9 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Adam Hussain

Adam Hussain

Trainee Investment Analyst

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Adam Hussain

Trainee Investment Analyst

Adam Hussain is a trainee investment analyst in the Equities team. He joined us in 2017 from Colorado Construction & Engineering where he worked in the Corporate Finance department. Adam graduated in Mathematics from the University of St Andrews. He has 2 years' industry experience*. 

*As at 30 April 2019.

Multi-asset

Olaf van den Heuvel

Olaf van den Heuvel

Co-Head of Multi-Asset

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Olaf van den Heuvel

Co-Head of Multi-Asset

Olaf van den Heuvel is Co-Head of the Multi-Asset Group. He joined Aegon Asset Management in 2000 as a Pacific Equities portfolio manager and strategist. Since January 2007, Olaf has led the team responsible for the multi-asset mandates, asset allocation and strategic views on asset classes for Aegon Asset Management in the Netherlands. He has been a member of the global asset allocation voting committee since 2014. Olaf has 18 years’ industry experience* and studied economics at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He is a CFA charter holder and registered with the Dutch Securities Institute (DSI III-B)

*As at 30 April 2019.

 

Kirstie MacGillivray

Kirstie MacGillivray

Head of Dealing

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Kirstie MacGillivray

Head of Dealing

Kirstie MacGillivray is Head of Dealing and also chairs Kames’ Front Office Governance Committee. 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 over 20 years’ industry experience*.  Kirstie studied Commercial Law & taxation at Glasgow University.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 21 years’ industry experience*. He has a degree in Mathematics with Economics from the University of Strathclyde.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Gareth Gettinby

Gareth Gettinby

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Gareth Gettinby

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Gareth Gettinby is an investment manager in the Multi-asset team, generating ideas for multi-asset portfolios. He joined us in 2011 from Martin Currie, where he was a product specialist for EAFE and global equity products. Gareth began his investment career as a quantitative analyst with Standard Life Investments, where he specialised in multi-asset investing. He studied Finance at Dundee University, has a PhD in Finance and has published several items of investment research in financial journals. Gareth has 16 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Debbie King

Debbie King

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Debbie King

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Debbie King is an investment manager in the Multi-asset team, and specialises in fixed income. 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 15 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 over 30 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 30 April 2019.

Boudewijn Schoon

Boudewijn Schoon

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Boudewijn Schoon

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Boudewijn Schoon joined Aegon Asset Management in August 2016 as a senior investment manager with responsibility for Global Listed Real Estate in the Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining Aegon Asset Management, he worked at Kempen & Co where he was a key adviser on listed real estate to institutional clients and Head of European property research. Boudewijn has 19 years’ industry experience* and holds an MSc in European Property Development and Planning from University College London.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Tim Sterk

Tim Sterk

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Tim Sterk

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Tim Sterk joined Aegon Asset Management in December 2015. He is an investment manager and his main responsibilities include managing the firm’s asset allocation fund range. Tim joined us from NIBC Bank where he worked as a mortgage portfolio manager. Tim has 7 years’ industry experience and holds an MSc in Quantitative Finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Bachelor in Econometrics from University of Maastricht. He is a CFA charter holder.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Robert-Jan van der Mark

Robert-Jan van der Mark

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Robert-Jan van der Mark

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Robert-Jan van der Mark joined Aegon Asset Management in 2006. He initially started in the Quant Department before joining the investment strategy team in 2009. Robert-Jan is responsible for running the commodity funds. He has 13 years’ industry experience and holds an MSc in Finance & Econometrics from Rotterdam Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and is a CFA charterholder.*

*As at 30 April 2019.

Jacob Vijverberg

Jacob Vijverberg

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

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Jacob Vijverberg

Investment Manager, Multi-Asset Investing

Jacob Vijverberg joined the team in 2008. He is responsible for strategic asset allocation, macro-economic views and income strategies. He previously worked for ABN-AMRO Bank as a Quantitative Risk Analyst with a focus on risk modelling. Jacob has 13 years’ industry experience and holds an MSc in Experimental Physics from Utrecht University, the Netherland and is a CFA charterholder.*

*As at 30 April 2019.

Iavor Botev

Iavor Botev

Portfolio Analyst, Multi-Asset Investing

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Iavor Botev

Portfolio Analyst, Multi-Asset Investing

Iavor Botev joined Aegon Asset Management in 2013 after doing an internship in the team. He is currently responsible for FX and asset allocation. Iavor has 6 years’ industry experience* and holds an MSc in Finance and Investments (cum laude) from RSM, Erasmus University. He is currently studying for an MSc in Statistics from the University of Sheffield.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Fares Ben Ghachem

Fares Ben Ghachem

Portfolio Analyst, Multi-Asset Investing

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Fares Ben Ghachem

Portfolio Analyst, Multi-Asset Investing

Fares Ben Ghachem joined Aegon Asset Management in November 2016. He is a portfolio analyst focussing on diversified growth and diversified income strategies. His main responsibilities include portfolio construction, portfolio optimization, asset allocation and risk management. Fares joined us from La Banque Postale Asset Management where he worked as a multi-asset quantitative analyst. Fares has 7 years’ industry experience* and holds a financial engineering degree and MSc in Quantitative Finance from Grenoble Institute of Technology in France.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Jordy Hermanns

Jordy Hermanns

Portfolio Analyst, Multi-Asset Investing

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Jordy Hermanns

Portfolio Analyst, Multi-Asset Investing

Jordy Hermanns joined Aegon Asset Management in October 2014 as an intern in the Rates and Money markets team. After which, he worked as a Quantitative Analyst before joining the team in September 2015. His current responsibilities relate to fixed income investments. Jordy has 4 years’ industry experience* and holds an MSc in International Business Finance and an MSc in Financial Economics from Maastricht University.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Nick Edwardson

Nick Edwardson

Product Specialist, Multi-Asset Investing

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Nick Edwardson

Product Specialist, Multi-Asset Investing

Nick Edwardson is a product specialist in the multi-asset team. His role is to support the team in articulating how the company’s products and investment process add value for clients. Nick joined us in 2016 from his role as the managing director of a successful small business outside of the financial services sector. Prior to that, he worked for Matrix Group in the Pan-Euro equity sales team where he was responsible for sales, marketing and account management for Scottish institutional clients. Nick began his career as a soft commodity futures and options trader, before joining ING Wholesale Banking’s UK Institutional Equity Sales team latterly becoming Head of Edinburgh Office. Nick served in the British Army and studied Russian at the University of Exeter. He has 20 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Property

Phil Clark

Phil Clark

Head of Property Investment

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Phil Clark

Head of Property Investment

Phil Clark Head of Property Investment. He is responsible for managing Kames property team and chairs both the direct and indirect property investment sub-committees. He has over 30 years’ industry experience*, is a former Chairman of the Investment Property Forum, a current member of the RICS Commercial Property Forum and has been co-chair of the Property Industry Alliance Debt Group since 2008, which represents the industry to the Bank of England, FCA and Treasury on matters of property debt. He holds an MA in real estate from Cass Business School, is an FCA Authorised person and is a Trustee of the University of London.

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 over 30 years’ experience in both direct and indirect UK and European real estate*. Mark is also a member of the IPF Research Steering Group.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Anne Copeland

Anne Copeland

Fund Manager, Property

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Anne Copeland

Fund Manager, Property

Anne Copeland is a fund manager in the property team and co-manages the Kames Target Healthcare Property Fund. 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 23 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

John Dear

John Dear

Fund Manager, Property

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John Dear

Fund Manager, Property

John Dear is a 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 15 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Karen Fox

Karen Fox

Fund Manager, Property

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Karen Fox

Fund Manager, Property

Karen Fox is fund manager in the property team and co-manages the Kames Property Income Fund. Karen joined us in 2016 following a career break, prior to which she was a fund manager at Aviva Investors responsible for three specialist property funds over her 8 years at Aviva. Prior to that, she worked at CBRE for 8 years in the national investment team. Karen has a BSc Hons from Reading University and has 18 years’ industry experience. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Richard Peacock

Richard Peacock

Fund Manager, Property

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Richard Peacock

Fund Manager, Property

Richard Peacock is a fund manager in the property team and co-manages the Kames Property Income Fund. He joined us in 2016 from Aviva Investors, where he was manager for the Aviva Investors Pensions Ltd Property Fund. Richard has 22 years’ industry experience*. He has a BA (Hons) in Geography from Durham University and an MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Tom Richardson

Tom Richardson

Fund Manager, Indirect Property

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Tom Richardson

Fund Manager, Indirect Property

Tom Richardson is a fund manager in the Indirect Property team with responsibility for developing portfolio strategies, overseeing the team’s fund-research effort and sourcing secondary market deals. He joined us in 2018 from Aberdeen Standard Investments, where he was a senior investment manager with a focus on discretionary institutional separate account mandates investing into commercial and residential property in the UK and globally via property funds. Tom has 14 years’ industry experience*. He has a BA (Hons) in Politics, Economics and Social Studies from Durham University and an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading.

*As at 30 April 2019. 

Chris Wakefield

Chris Wakefield

Fund Manager, Property

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Chris Wakefield

Fund Manager, Property

Chris Wakefield is a fund manager in the Property team and is responsible for the Scottish Equitable With-Profits Property Fund. He joined us in 2008 from Aviva Investors, where he worked on the Aviva Property Trust APUT as an asset manager with responsibility for investment acquisition/disposal and delivering strategic opportunities/developments. Chris studied Urban Estate Management at The University of South Wales and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has 28 years’ property industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Tony Yu

Tony Yu

Fund Manager, Property

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Tony Yu

Fund Manager, Property

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 17 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Gregory Beeson

Gregory Beeson

Assistant Fund Manager, Property

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Gregory Beeson

Assistant Fund Manager, Property

Gregory Beeson is an assistant fund manager in the property team, and is responsibilities include managing investment transactions to completion and delivering performance through identified asset management. 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 22 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Ric Tsang

Ric Tsang

Assistant Fund Manager, Property

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Ric Tsang

Assistant Fund Manager, Property

Ric 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. He joined us in 2015 from Knight Frank where he worked in the retail and shopping-centre valuation team. Prior to that, he worked for Jones Lang Lasalle in its retail and leisure valuation team. Ric studied Urban Land Economics at Sheffield Hallam University and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has 14 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Monika Richter

Monika Richter

Fund Analyst, Property

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Monika Richter

Fund Analyst, Property

Monika Richter is a fund analyst in the property team, with responsibility for building financial models and scenario analysis for income forecasting in direct property funds. She joined us in 2014 from Valad Europe, where she was an assistant fund manager on two pan-European funds. Prior to that, she worked in a property role for Cushman Wakefield. Monika studied Business Management & Marketing at the University of Lowicz in Poland, and has 22 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Jim Hartley

Jim Hartley

Senior Asset Manager, Property

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Jim Hartley

Senior Asset Manager, Property

Jim Hartley is a senior asset manager in the property team, with responsibility for adding value and driving deals for our active value funds. He joined us in 2015 from Tilfen Land, a private property company investing in the South East and the Thames Gateway, where he was an asset manager. Prior to that, Jim worked in various property-industry roles for Hunters Property Consultants and ING Real Estate Investment Management. Jim studied Property Valuation and Law at Cass Business School and Agriculture and Land Management at Royal Agricultural University. He has 18 years’ industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson

Senior Asset Manager, Property

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Rachel Robinson

Senior Asset Manager, Property

Rachel Robinson is a senior asset manager in the property team, with responsibility for identification and implementation of asset management initiatives for our active value funds. She joined us in 2016 from Aviva Investors, where she was an asset manager. Prior to that, Rachel worked in various property-industry roles. Rachel graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc (Hons) degree in Land Management and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from the University of Oxford. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has 23 years industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.

Megan Garner

Megan Garner

Asset Manager, Property

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Megan Garner

Asset Manager, Property

Megan Garner is an asset manager in the property team, specialising in transaction work – disposals and acquisitions – across our Active Value Property Funds. She joined us in 2016 from Savills, where she was a Business Space Investment Agent. Megan studied Land Economy at Cambridge University, is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and has 8 years’ property industry experience*. 

*As at 30 April 2019.

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 12 years’ property industry experience*.

*As at 30 April 2019.