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Kames Capital boosts fixed income team

Kames Capital has appointed Scott Fleming to the role of fund manager as part of its fixed income team.

In his new role Fleming will report to fixed income investment manager John McNeill. He will also work closely with fixed income investment manager Colin Finlayson to assist in Kames’ analysis of exotic bond markets, as well as supporting investment in existing government and corporate debt

Fleming has over 10 years’ industry experience. Before joining Kames Capital, he held the position of fixed income portfolio manager at multi-asset hedge fund Nuvest Capital. Prior to this he worked at Mondrian Investment Partners, ABN Amro Bank and UBS Investment Bank.

Kames Capital head of fixed income David Roberts says: “Scott brings with him a broad range of experience across various fixed income categories and his appointment will enhance our capabilities across the board but particularly in the more exotic bond markets.”


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