Kames Capital
  • Corporate profile

  • Kames Capital is a specialist investment management business. From Edinburgh and London we manage £44.5 billion (€50.6 billion) on behalf of UK and international clients – including wealth managers, financial advisers, family offices, pension funds, financial institutions, government agencies and individuals.

    Our clients benefit from the stability and financial backing we have as part of the Aegon NV group, one of the world’s leading financial services groups.

    Source for data: Kames Capital as at 30 June 2017

    Investing more for our clients 

    More expertise - We are best known for our fixed income capabilities, where we’ve built an enviable reputation and won numerous investment awards. But we are much more than a leading bond fund manager. We were named 2017 Property Manager of the Year* and have proven capabilities in equities, multi-asset, absolute return and specialist ethical investing.

    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.

    More experience - We have a stable team of 98 investment professionals, who have an average experience of 19 years, of which an average of eight years has been with Kames Capital. They have managed portfolios across numerous market cycles and have the skill and judgment to make the right investment decisions for clients. This experience helps us examine investment opportunities from every angle, which deepens our understanding and strengthens our conviction.

    More collaboration - At Kames Capital we believe that embracing diverse viewpoints leads to better investment decisions. We have an open, positive culture that encourages the sharing of insights and the challenge and scrutiny of each other’s ideas. Our collaborative approach means our clients benefit from the experience and insights of every member of our investment team. In everything we do, we invest more to give investors the edge. 

    Source for data: Kames Capital as at 30 April 2017. 
    * 2017 UK Pensions Awards. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. 

    Corporate governance

    It is vital our fund managers manage their funds within a strong control environment. Our corporate governance policy helps to ensure that clients’ assets are secure and that transactions are properly controlled.

    Key features of our policy include: management committees; audit, monitoring and regulatory developments; business risk management and business continuity policies and procedures; and human resource practices.

    Everything we do is aimed at achieving 'best practice' standards. Our policy supports the principles of the Financial Reporting Council’s Combined Code on Corporate Governance and also equivalent guidance from overseas.

    Regulatory reporting

    Responsible investment 

    Our pursuit of best practice doesn’t end with our own people. We also pay close attention to the running of those companies in which we invest, registering proxies at all AGMs and EGMs and regularly meeting with senior management to confirm that shareholders’ best interests are being represented.

    We have a specialist ESG team that works alongside our fund managers to oversee the performance of our investments, providing further reassurance to our clients.

    Aegon group

    As a UK subsidiary of the Aegon NV group, we offer you the outstanding financial stability that comes from belonging to one of the world’s largest financial services groups.

    Aegon NV employs around 29,000 people globally, and the group’s established markets include the UK, the Netherlands and the US. Aegon NV also has a growing presence in Europe, Asia and across the rest of the Americas.

    Our Edinburgh-based team works with our colleagues in the US and the Netherlands on a daily basis. By tapping into this local knowledge and experience, we expand Kames Capital's investment horizons and continually add value by offering customers the best investment opportunities available globally.