Ashburton brings in S&W’s Kemp to lead distribution

Ashburton brings in S&W’s Kemp to lead distribution

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.

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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.”