Kames Investment Capabilities | Kames Capital

Our investment capabilities

Innovative solutions for modern challenges

Whether you’re looking for investments that give your clients more diversification, more sources of income or a more rigorous ethical approach, our broad expertise gives you more reasons to consider Kames Capital.

Fixed Income
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Fixed income

A more active approach

We manage £20.2 billion (as at 30 June 2017) in fixed income investments. This represents 45% of Kames Capital’s total funds under management. We invest across the full spectrum of credit, high-yield, strategic bonds, government securities, index-linked, absolute return and specialist ethical investments.

Our multi award-winning team of 28 fixed income professionals has an average industry experience of 16 years, of which an average of seven years has been spent with Kames Capital (as at 30 April 2017).

We have followed the same disciplined process for over 15 years, based on rigorous research, robust risk management and a balanced approach to generating returns for our clients.

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We collaborate more to make better decisions

We offer our clients a range of actively managed UK, regional and global equity portfolios. Our UK funds, which we offer across the market capitalisation range, represent a core area of our equities expertise. Our capabilities include multi-cap, smaller companies, absolute return, ethical and unconstrained investing.

We also have a growing reputation in international equities, where our 18-strong team manages a range of regional and global funds investing for both growth and income (as at 30 April 2017).

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A more experienced view

Our property investment team is built on strong foundations. We have one of the UK’s most experienced teams, with an average of 20 years in the market (as at 30 April 2017).

Because property is a people business, our extensive relationships help us find investment opportunities that others miss.

We offer direct property investment through segregated and pooled funds, including our Property Income Fund and Active Value funds. Our highly regarded Indirect Property Service offers multi-manager discretionary and advisory solutions for institutional investors. We also work with selected partners in specialist areas such as healthcare. 

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More diversified solutions

Our multi-asset team blends different asset classes to meet the investment objectives and risk profiles of our clients. Our multi-asset funds invest for both growth and income and capitalise upon our proven capabilities in a range of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and property.

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Absolute return

More stable returns

Our absolute return funds seek to provide stable returns for investors that are uncorrelated with the market.

With a focus on managing risk and preserving capital, our equity absolute return funds have a market neutral philosophy. While our absolute return bond funds offer a low risk (but not a no-risk) alternative to low-yielding cash and money market funds.

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More stringent screening

We launched our first ethical equity fund in 1989. Since then, we have broadened our ethical capabilities to include ethical corporate bond and cautious managed funds. Today we are distinctive among fund providers in offering such a broad suite of ethical products. All three ethical funds we manage are designed to meet the needs of clients who wish to make investment decisions based on strong ethical principles.