Kames Capital Adds Specialist Expertise in Japanese Equities

Edinburgh-based asset manager Kames Capital has strenghened its equities team with two new appointments focussing on Asia.

Robin Black (pictured below) has joined as an investment manager in the global equities team of Kames Capital, the company said in a statement. He will be reporting to Stephen Adams, head of equities.

Robin Black 160Black, who has 21 years of investment experience, will support the management of Kames' global equity portfolios, with a particular focus on Japan. He joins from the investment bank Macquarie, where he was a managing director in the Pan Asian equity team in Hong Kong and worked in their global equity sales team in London. Before that, he worked for Deutsche Bank in New York as a managing director and head of Asian and Japanese sales in North America.

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

Black’s appointment deepens the resource within the company's global equities team and provides additional specialist expertise in Japanese equities.

Sustainability Perspective

Kames Capital also welcomes Julius Huttunen to the Corporate Governance and Ethical Research team, where he will support the management of the Kames Global Sustainable Equity Fund by analyzing companies from a sustainability perspective.

Huttunen, who has three years of investment experience, joins Kames from Alliance Trust Investments, where he was a member of the team covering Japanese equities for sustainable global funds. Before that he studied International Business at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and gained an MSc in Economics from the University of St Andrews.

These new appointments bring Kames Capital’s equities team to 28 investment professionals.

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