Kames boosts multi-asset team with double appointment

General-Business-People-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgKames Capital has added two managers to its multi-asset team as it leverages expertise from Aegon Asset Management.

Jacob Vijverberg has been appointed co-manager of the UK domiciled Kames Diversified Monthly Income fund and on the Dublin registered Kames Global Diversified Income fund alongside current manager Vincent McEntegart.

Robert-Jan van der Mark has joined current manager Colin Dryburgh as co-manager of the UK domiciled Kames Diversified Growth fund and the Dublin domiciled Kames Global Diversified Growth fund.

Both Vijverberg and van der Mark are members of the multi-asset team at Aegon Asset Management Netherlands, Kames’ Dutch sister company, and have previously assisted UK managers in running the portfolios.

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 that provides us with even greater strength in-depth across the multi-asset sector.”