Aegon Asset Management has added to its equities team with the appointment of Jane Hepburne Scott as investment manager. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hepburne Scott will report into Stephen Adams, Head of Equities at Aegon AM.
In her role Hepburne Scott will join Aegon AM’s 27-strong equities team on the US equities desk. Her focus will be on providing investment ideas for a number of the company’s global equity strategies including the Global Sustainable Equity, Global Equity Income and Global Equity Market Neutral Funds.
Hepburne Scott is a CFA qualified equities analyst and has seven years’ experience researching large cap global equities. She joins Aegon AM from Edinburgh Partners where she was an investment analyst, working on the company’s global portfolios from 2018. Prior to this, she was an investment analyst at investment boutique Dundas Global Investors, working on the company’s global equity portfolios from 2012.
Adams says: “Jane brings a wealth of investment knowledge to the equities team and her appointment will continue to broaden and deepen our expertise in US equities.
“We have seen strong investor demand for our global equity products in recent years and are committed to having the right team in place to meet this demand. In March, for example, we announced our intention to transition the Aegon Global Equity Fund to become the Aegon Sustainable Equity Fund, borne out of client demand for a UK domiciled version of our Dublin-registered fund. We look forward to Jane’s contribution in strengthening our offering and welcome her to the Aegon Asset Management team.”