Kames Capital bolsters equities team

Kames Capital has appointed Robin Black as investment manager within its equities team.

Based in Edimburgh, he will report to Stephen Adams, head of Equities at Kames Capital

In his new role, Black will be responsible for strengthening the team managing global equity mandates, with a particular focus on Japan.

Black joins from Macquarie where he was a managing director in the company’s Hong Kong division since 2010, responsible for global sales of Pan Asian equities.

Formerly, Black was managing director – head of Asian and Japanese Sales into North America at Deutsche Bank, based in New York.

Black has also worked with Citigroup and Merrill Lynch as a director in Japanese equity sales, and at Martin Currie where he was an investment manager.

Adams said: “The appointment of Robin adds strength and depth to our equities team, as we look to further develop our capabilities both in the UK and in continental Europe. Robin’s extensive experience in Japanese equities in particular will allow us to strengthen our credentials in the region.”

Kames Capital manages £57.8bn (€73bn) in assets worldwide.

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