People Moves: Eaton Vance Management, Robeco, Kames Capital, WH Ireland, Chancery Capital

Ridhima Sharma
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Eaton Vance Management

Eaton Vance Management (International) Limited (EVMI), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Management (EVM) has appointed Kiran Inamdar to the newly created role of consultant relations director, UK & Ireland. Based in London, Inamdar reports to TJ Halbertsma, managing director, EVMI, and also works closely with Brad Thomas, director of global consultant relations, EVM, as well as the firm’s broader global consultant group in Boston.

Inamdar is charged with managing consultant relationships outside the US. She focuses on broadening Eaton Vance’s coverage of UK- and Ireland-based manager research and field consultants, in addition to focusing on their delegated services, to build awareness of the capabilities and rated-strategies of Eaton Vance and its affiliates with the local consultant community. She also manages relationships with consultants globally, including Continental Europe, Australia and Asia.

Inamdar has more than 11 years of experience in business development at flagship financial firms. She joins Eaton Vance from American Century Investments, where she served as the EMEA Business Development Director for seven years. She covered UK investment consultants as well as institutional and intermediary prospects, and helped build awareness of the company’s offering to these audiences. Prior to this, Inamdar was affiliated with Morgan Stanley Investment Management, GAM and Reuters.


Robeco has appointed Christoph von Reiche, pictured left, as head of global distribution, and marketing and executive committee member, with immediate effect.

In his new role, von Reiche will be responsible for the group’s global sales strategy and organization, sales teams in 15 countries, consultant relations efforts, direct retail distribution in the Netherlands and global marketing.

He joins the Rotterdam-headquartered group from J.P. Morgan’s London offices, where he most recently worked as head of Institutional Europe. Prior to that, he worked among others as country head Germany for Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

Kames Capital

Kames Capital has appointed two co-managers for its multi-asset team.

Jacob Vijverberg has been appointed co-manager of the UK domiciled Kames Diversified Monthly Income fund and on the Dublin-registered Kames Global Diversified Income fund alongside current manager Vincent McEntegart.

Robert-Jan van der Mark has joined current manager Colin Dryburgh as co-manager of the UK domiciled Kames Diversified Growth fund and the Dublin domiciled Kames Global Diversified Growth fund.

Both Vijverberg and van der Mark are members of the multi-asset team at Aegon Asset Management Netherlands, Kames’ Dutch sister company, and have previously assisted UK managers in running the portfolios.

WH Ireland

WH Ireland Group plc, the corporate and institutional broking and wealth management firm, has appointed Mike Ingram to a newly created role of chief market strategist.

Mike Ingram was at BGC Partners for five years, where he was responsible for the generation of thought-leading investment articles to investors and the financial media. Prior to that he has been with Royal Bank of Scotland, KBC, Alpha Development, ABN AMRO, Santander Bank and HSBC/James Capel.

He has made frequent appearances on broadcast media and been a regular contributor in major UK print titles. In his sales roles at KBC and Royal Bank of Scotland he developed strong relationships with key institutional clients such as JP Morgan Asset Management, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Asset Management, Pictet and Schroders.

Chancery Capital

Chancery Capital, a London based provider of litigation finance solutions, has appointed Tobey Butcher as head of underwriting.

Butcher is a seasoned litigator and specialises in commercial dispute resolution. He has extensive experience of domestic and international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, under English and foreign law, in addition to a wide range of High Court work.

Before joining Chancery Capital, he was with Enyo Law as a partner. Prior to that he was with Addleshaw Goddard.

Butcher qualified at Charles Russell where he was a member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Group for a number of years. During this time, he undertook secondments to a London based insurance/reinsurance service provider during a period of turmoil in the London insurance market, and to an overseas telecommunications regulator acting in relation to significant arbitrations against the regulator.


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