Kames Capital has appointed Brian Jack as its new head of treasury.
In his new role, Jack will report to Kames’ head of investment implementation, Bob Laws. His responsibilities will include overseeing the management of the cash and liquidity team and he will have assets totaling over £5 billion (€6.9 billion) under his remit.
Jack will also aim to make improvements to the team’s products, with the aim of growing the assets under management. His appointment is a newly created title, drawing together responsibilities from a variety of different positions.
Jack joins Kames from Ignis Asset Management, where he led the cash and securities lending/repo business. Prior to this he worked as an analyst and portfolio manager at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, jointly managing three multi-currency liquidity funds.
Commenting on the appointment, Laws says: “Brian joins Kames at a very exciting time for our business as we look to strengthen our Treasury capabilities in order to support our growing and diversified fund management activities.”
Kames Capital manages £55.4 billion, as of December 31, 2014.
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