Kames Capital, a subsidiary of Aegon Asset Management, is to enter the US market for the first time after registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Kames, a UK based investment management business, will initially offer US investors access to two of its global equity strategies, the Kames Global Equity Income strategy and the Kames Global Sustainable Equity strategy. These will potentially be followed by a number of other strategies which the company has identified as having strong demand from investors in this market.
Kames' launch into the US market follows its successful expansion into continental Europe, where it is now active in 16 countries and territories across Europe.
The move to take Kames into the US is also part of Aegon Asset Management's wider strategy to offer some of its most successful products, strategies and services to help meet the needs of investors globally.
Sales and marketing support will be provided by Kames Capital's affiliate, Aegon USA Investment Management LLC ("AUIM").
The agreement for our sister affiliated company AUIM to distribute its funds in the US is also a positive step as Kames and Aegon Asset Management look to bring their successful capabilities to customers wherever they are located.