Kempen appoints Guy Beech to lead family office business

Guy brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in the asset management industry for the past 30 years. Guy has held senior positions at Threadneedle, Henderson, and Stamford Associates – where he was focused on selling investment strategies, as well as investment solutions.

Johan Cras, Managing Director at Kempen Capital Management, says: “The UK is the second largest family office market in Europe and we believe our solutions and investment strategies perfectly complement the evolving needs of this market. Guy’s appointment demonstrates Kempen’s continued commitment to the UK family office segment and we are excited to have someone of his calibre join us in what is an instrumental role as we continue to build Kempen’s profile within this space.”

Guy Beech says of his appointment: “Kempen is ideally placed to help family offices achieve their goals. Our dedicated investment solutions for family offices, including portfolio construction, analytics and manager selection across liquid, alternative and illiquid assets leverage the investment platform and implementation advantages that we have developed for our pension fund and insurance clients. In addition our own niche investment strategies in small-caps, real estate, alternatives, high dividend equities and credits provide family office investors with access to some of the most attractive market segments enhanced by a fully integrated ESG approach.”

Guy will join Kempen’s team of 20 London based investment professionals.

Note to editors: Kempen is a specialised asset manager managing EU48bn, of which EU33bn is invested in investment solutions and EU15bn in niche investment strategies*.

*figures as of 31 December 2016

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About Kempen Capital Management
Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kempen & Co N.V., is licensed as a manager of various investment institutions and to provide investment services including asset management, and, as such, is subject to supervision by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority. 

KCM is a specialized asset management company with a very targeted and specific investment style in European equities, bonds and real estate securities for a range of institutional investors, foundations and high net-worth private clients. In addition, KCM offers comprehensive fiduciary investment solutions and selects investment boutiques for its clients. KCM pursues optimal investment results and works with highly specialized management teams. Kempen Capital Management N.V. is listed in the Commercial Register of the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam under file number 33181992, and has its registered office in Amsterdam.