Kames Capital appoints head of high yield

Kames Capital has appointed Thomas Hanson as its new head of high yield fixed income team in Edinburgh.

Additionally, Kames has also recruited Eleanor Price as high yield analyst as it continues to strengthen its high yield capabilities and team.

Hanson joins Kames having previously worked at Janus Henderson Investors as a high yield credit portfolio manager responsible for co-managing the Janus Henderson Euro High Yield and the Janus Henderson Global High Yield Funds.

Hanson has nearly 19 years investment management experience having previously had spells at Aerion Fund Management and Lazard Asset Management.

He will become co-manager with Mark Benbow on the Kames High Yield Bond, Kames High Yield Global Bond and Kames Short Dated High Yield Bond Funds.*

Price has over 24 years investment management experience of which 15 years has been focussed on high yield fixed income joins Kames as a high yield investment analyst. She most recently worked at Baillie Gifford as an investment manager in its high yield team with responsibility for generating portfolio ideas for both US and European high yield. She has also previously worked at Insight Investment Management and Baring Asset Management.

These appointments come as current high yield co-manager Jack Holmes leaves the business after nearly two and a half years, to pursue other opportunities. Kames would like to wish him every success in his future career.

Commenting on the appointments, Kames head of fixed income Adrian Hull says: ‘Both Thomas and Eleanor bring a wealth of investment knowledge to the high yield team with over 40 years’ experience between them. Kames has a long history of excellence in the high yield space and this is an ideal opportunity for Thomas to take the next step in his career development and lead the high yield team as we look to strengthen our franchise and to continue to demonstrate this expertise within the sector.

‘Finally, I would like to welcome both Thomas and Eleanor to the business, whilst also thanking Jack for his contribution to the Kames in his short time with us.’