Kames Capital boosts bond team

London-based Kames Capital has announced the appointment of Juan Valenzuela and Colin Finlayson as co-managers to its strategic bond funds.

Valenzuela is now co-manager on the UK domiciled Kames Strategic Bond Fund alongside David Roberts and Phil Milburn. He will also become support manager on the Dublin domiciled fund.

Valenzuela joined Kames in October from Alliance Trust where he was an investment manager on its Dynamic Bond Fund, previously he was investment director on the SWIP Absolute Return Bond Fund.

Finlayson will become co-manager with Roberts and Milburn on the Dublin domiciled Kames Strategic Global Bond Fund whilst remaining support manager of the UK version of the fund. Finalyson, who is also co-manager of the Kames Absolute Return Bond Fund, has been support manager on the UK version since November 2011 and has been with Kames since 2000.

Speaking in his capacity as head of fixed income, David Roberts comments on the appointments: “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 and trust him to help Colin, Phil and I work with the team to generate added alpha and beta wins for our clients.”

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