Robin Black joined Kames Capital as an investment manager within its Edinburgh-based equities team, said a spokesman.
The position is new.
Mr. Black has a particular focus on Japan. He reports to Stephen Adams, head of equities at the £57.8 billion ($75.5 billion) money manager.
"The appointment of (Mr. Black) adds strength and depth to our equities team, as we look to further develop our capabilities both in the U.K. and in continental Europe," said Mr. Adams in a news release. "(His) extensive experience in Japanese equities in particular will allow us to strengthen our credentials in the region."
Mr. Black was previously a managing director in Macquarie's Hong Kong division, responsible for global sales of pan-Asian equities, said the release. A spokeswoman could not be reached for comment by press time.