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Kames Capital wins an award for its high yield bond fund

The Netherlands, April 9, 2015

In April of 2015, Kames Capital won an Award for its high yield bond fund at an event where Eric van der Maarel, Head of Aegon Asset Management Europe, participated in a panel discussing the future of active investment management.

Active management adds value

The panel discussion was hosted by Cees van Lotringen, editor in chief of Fondsnieuws. Besides Eric van der Maarel, Head of Aegon Asset Management Europe, Roderick Munsters, CEO of Robeco, and Jacco Maters, CEO/CIO of Delta Lloyd also joined the discussion.

Following a lively discussion, it was concluded that, although the market for passive management is growing fast, active management will continue to have a reason to exist if it focusses on delivering real added value to clients' portfolios. By offering products and solutions that address specific client needs and by delivering extra performance, active management can continue to add value and attract investments.

During the discussion Eric highlighted that active management provides investors with the ability to use anomalies in the market, defer from the general consensus, explore niche strategies and invest in less liquid and more complex products, for example private placement and infrastructure, consumer loans, SME loans, illiquid government bonds, ABS and mortgages.

Kames Capital wins Award for its high-yield global bond fund

Morning start award winners

During the event, our colleagues from Kames Capital won a Morningstar Award in the category Best High-Yield Bond fund. Claire McGuckin, the investment manager of the fund, received the Award from Morningstar's Head of Research, San Lie.

Written by: Aegon

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