Artemis hires Kames Capital sustainable team for fund launch

Sustainable global equity team to launch fund this autumn

Artemis has hired Kames Capital’s sustainable global equity team to launch a global equity fund

The team comprising Craig Bonthron, Neil Goddin (pictured), Jonathan Parsons and Ryan Smith will be joining Artemis this autumn.

The sustainable fund will aim to invest in disruptive and innovative companies that have positive impact.

The four worked together at Kames Capital, where they managed significant assets, including the Kames Global Sustainable Equity Fund. Bonthron and Goddin were also co-managers on the Kames Global Equity and Global Equity Market Neutral funds.

They left Kames earlier this month as Kames announced changes to the three global equity funds.

The team will be based in Artemis’s Edinburgh office and will report to Artemis CIO Matthew Beesley.

Artemis senior partner Mark Murray said: “Considering impact and investing according to ESG principles are essential parts of fund management.

“We continue to build on the progress we have made to ensure that these important factors are integral to our business. The arrival of this experienced and respected team, with their focus on impact, will allow us to build on that progress – as we continue to concentrate on meeting our clients’ needs.”

A version of this article first appeared on Portfolio Adviser


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...