Edouard Giraud will focus on developing Kames’ presence in the Swiss market.
Based in London, he will report to head of continental European wholesale, Richard Dixon, as part of a six-strong European sales team.
Giraud has over six years of experience in financial services and joins the company from MSCI where he helped to develop the group’s presence in the UK and Nordic region.
He has also held positions at Citigroup, Societe Generale and Inora Life.
Richard Dixon said: “Since 2007 we have built a substantial client base in continental Europe, complementing our home market of the UK.
“[Giraud’s] experience will bring significant value to our team as we look to broaden our customer base in Switzerland, as well as continuing to develop our business in Europe.”
Headquartered in the UK, Kames Capital is a specialist investment management company with a focus on fixed income, equity, property and multi-asset investments for individual and institutional investors.
With £51.7bn worth of assets under management, the company operates in Austria, Belgium, the Channel Islands, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.
In May, the company expanded its European offerings by registering its Absolute Return Bond Fund with the Spanish investment fund market.