VAM appoints investment director

Jonathan Boyd
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VAM appoints investment director

VAM Funds has appointed Helen Holmes as investment director to build on the investment communication and relationship management support that VAM already receives from Close Brothers Asset Management and Driehaus Capital Management.

The relationships stem from the fact VAM relies on Close Brothers AM for advice on its multi-asset discretionary funds, while Driehaus CM advises on the single strategy funds.

Holmes will be targeting wealth management intermediaries with information and understanding of VAM’s offering. She will report to David Macdonald, group sales & marketing director. She previously spent nine years at Emirates NBD Asset Management in Dubai, working as a fund analyst and fund manager among other roles, before becoming senior investment manager of the international product offering, where she was responsible for managing portfolios and client relationships.

Macdonald himself was appointed to his current role recently, as was David Cockerton as group development director.

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