Kames reshuffles strategic bond team

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Kames Capital has reshuffled its strategic bond team, appointing Juan Valenzuela as co-manager on the Strategic Bond fund.

Valenzuela will work alongside existing managers David Roberts and Phil Milburn on the £665m fund. He will also become the support manager on the £1.1bn Dublin-domiciled Strategic Global Bond fund.

Valenzuela joined Kames in October last year, coming from Alliance Trust, where he was investment manager on the Dynamic Bond fund. He has also worked on the SWIP Absolute Return Bond Fund.

Kames is also making changes to the Dublin-domiciled Strategic Global Bond fund. Colin Finlayson will become co-manager alongside Milburn and Roberts.

Finlayson will also be support manager on the UK version of the fund and will remain as co-manager of the Kames Absolute Return Bond fund.

Roberts says: “We hired Juan safe in the knowledge he possessed an excellent track record. Now we have seen his abilities in practice, we are comfortable formalising his role within our Strategic Funds.”