VAM Group has appointed Stephen Kevan as Group Marketing Director.
The role is a new one that will see Kevan work closely with Andre Le Roux, VAM Group Managing Director, Michael Hunt, Managing Director of VAM Funds, which operates a Luxembourg UCITS IV fund range, and Jeanne Makuch, Managing Director of The Mauritius Administration and Trust Company (MATCO).
Kevan, whose past roles include Marketing Director for Old Mutual International and Head of Marketing for Barclays Wealth, will oversee strategic marketing across VAM Group’s companies.
Peter de Putron, VAM Group Chairman, says: “Stephen’s appointment as Group Marketing Director will give new focus to our marketing efforts, providing a top-down approach to complement the business-specific activities of our group companies that will create synergies and open up new opportunities for our global fund management and trust and corporate services businesses.”
Most recently, Kevan was Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the executive leadership committee of Mauritius-based NinetyEast Financial, an offshore fiduciary, corporate services and fund administration company. In a financial services career that began in the 1980s, he has also held fund development and investment management roles and has been managing director of a specialist high net worth marketing consultancy, working with luxury and high-end brands and service providers.
Kevan, who will be based on Mauritius, says: “Joining VAM Group is an exciting move. VAM Funds and MATCO are already highly successful businesses and I am looking forward to helping them grow further.
“Part of my role will include developing complementary marketing strategies, products and services that should provide clients of VAM Group with enhanced propositions and added value.
“We will also be looking to expand the VAM fund range, enter new markets and bring our funds to new investor groups as demand for high quality investment management grows in more markets around the world. We would also like to scale up our wholesale fund business and bring more focus to partnering with multi-family offices, discretionary and fund of fund managers and wealth managers.”