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.
He 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.