Kames Capital

Our history

Kames Capital’s heritage dates back to 1831, when the Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society was founded.

Today Aegon has a global asset management operation, organised into client-centred investment platforms, with Kames Capital focused on third-party retail and institutional clients across the UK and continental Europe.

Our re-branding to Kames Capital is helping us build recognition in our chosen markets, while differentiating our capabilities from other companies within the Aegon group.

Below we set-out the key milestones in our corporate history.


Formation of Scottish Equitable Life Assurance Society.

1831

1994

Scottish Equitable sells 40% stake to Aegon NV to realise future ambitions.

Scottish Equitable Asset Management established as dedicated investment business.
Aegon NV raises stake in Scottish Equitable to 100%.

1998

2001

Scottish Equitable Asset Management re-brands as Aegon Asset Management.

Became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

2008

2011

Launch of Kames Capital, the new name for Aegon Asset Management UK.

Present day