Nikesh Patel joins Kempen Capital Management UK

Netherlands-based Kempen Capital Management has appointed Nikesh Patel as senior investment strategist in its UK office. He will be responsible for advising UK clients on strategic and tactical investment strategy and asset-liability risks. Prior to joining Kempen, Patel was an investment consultant at PwC. Prior to that he was a relationship manager for a portfolio of BlackRock’s largest UK pension funds and multinational clients based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He began his career within Mercer’s investment consulting business. Patel graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Actuarial Science, holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and a chartered enterprise risk actuary. As of March 31 2016, Kempen manages assets of €42 billion. Lars Dijkstra, chief investment officer of the firm and chairman of the 300 Club, was recently interviewed by Funds Europe. ©2016 funds europe

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