Kames strengthens multi-asset fund offering with two co-manager appointments
Kames Capital has strengthened its multi-asset portfolios with the appointment of two co-managers to the funds.
The move will see Jacob Vijverberg as co-manager on the UK domiciled Kames Diversified Monthly Income Fund and on the Dublin registered Kames Global Diversified Income Fund alongside current manager Vincent McEntegart.
While Robert-Jan van der Mark becomes co-manager on the UK domiciled Kames Diversified Growth Fund and the Dublin domiciled Kames Global Diversified Growth Fund working alongside current manager Colin Dryburgh.
Both van der Mark and Vijverberg are part of the multi-asset team of Kames’ Dutch sister company Aegon Asset Management Netherlands. Their appointments to the UK funds formalise the roles they have previously played in assisting their UK counterparts in running these funds and facilitates a new era of greater cooperation and collaboration which optimises the strengths of the wider Aegon Asset Management parent group across its two multi-asset business units. Between the two units Kames and AAM Netherlands can share a 17-strong resource of multi-asset expertise, eight in the UK and nine in the Netherlands.
Kames chief investment officer Stephen Jones says: ‘The appointment of Jacob and Robert-Jan to the Kames multi-asset funds formalises the arrangement we have had for some time, where both the UK and The Netherlands multi-asset teams have been working closely together sharing ideas and themes.
‘The formalisation of their roles as co-managers marks a new point for greater co-operation and collaboration between the two teams and will allow us to optimise and strengthen our capabilities in this very competitive sector of the market. It means we now have a 17-strong resource between the two teams which provides us with even greater strength in-depth across the multi-asset sector.
The UK domiciled Kames Diversified Monthly Income Fund is currently ranked first quartile over one and three years while both the Dublin domiciled Kames Global Diversified Income Fund and Kames Global Diversified Growth funds which were both launched in June 2016 are first quartile over one year and since launch.*