Matthew Kemp will join Ashburton Investments as head of UK, wholesale leaving his position as partner at Smith & Williamson (S&W).
Mr Kemp’s arrival is part of Ashburton’s effort to expand the London-based distribution team. The fund house is primarily known for its African and Asian alternative investment solutions.
He will oversee the distribution of Ashburton’s Luxembourg-domiciled funds into the UK. Distributed funds will include a range of multi-asset funds, and traditional equity and fixed income funds, especially those focusing on India and Africa.
Mr Kemp has over 15 years experience in the asset management industry, most recently at S&W, and as an investment director at Standard Life Investments.
Swati Jain, Ashburton’s head of international distribution - traditional investments, said: “[Mr Kemp] has extensive experience and knowledge of the UK wholesale market.
“He will complement the team’s strengths and is well placed to make a significant impact on the distribution of our range of multi asset products, India and Africa strategies.”