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Edinburgh boutique finance house appoints new non-executive director



Edinburgh fixed income investment manager Cameron Hume has appointed a new non-executive director.

Alla Bashenko has years of international experience in financial services, mainly with Goldman Sachs and Nomura International.

She has worked across a wide range of asset classes and financial products, and she has experience of working across EMEA, North and South America, Asia, and emerging markets.

Cameron Hume chairman Sir Sandy Crombie said: “I am delighted to welcome Alla to Cameron Hume.

“Her international expertise, contacts and knowledge of global markets will bring an exceptional bank of experience to the board.

“Her skills are complementary to those of the existing board members, and her different perspective will be extremely valuable to Cameron Hume.

Bashenko said: “Cameron Hume is a business with a tremendous amount of potential.

“Having a strong commitment to responsible investing and ESG [environmental, social and corporate governance] principles is very important to me, and that was something I found at Cameron Hume too.

“As a relatively young business, with a strong foundation, the basis is there for growing into an extremely successful firm, and I am excited to be involved and do my part to help Cameron Hume achieve its full potential.”

This is the second independent appointment Cameron Hume has made to its board, following 2018 decision to appoint Sir Sandy Crombie as its chairman.

Founded in 2011 by directors Chris Torkington and Guy Cameron, Cameron Hume now has 16 staff and $720 million assets under management.

It provides active management of fixed income for clients and manages the Cameron Hume Global Fixed Income ESG Fund, which aims to offer the opportunity for investors to incorporate ESG factors into their fixed income portfolios.

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