UK- AEGON Asset Management UK has added to its fixed interest team with the appointment of Stephen Jones as portfolio manager. Jones joins from Britannic where he managed corporate bond investments for institutional and retail funds.

Before Britannic, Jones spent 10 years at Greenwich Natwest where as head of syndicate he ran the new issue underwriting and syndicate desk. He was also involved in raising debt for both UK and European issuers.

AEGON has a reputation as a corporate bond manager and the specialist team of seven headed by Daniel McKernan manages over £10bn (e16.3bn) in the asset class.

Says Malcolm Jones, head of the fifteen-strong fixed income team: "we are delighted to welcome Stephen on board. We already have a well established reputation for corporate bond management and this appointment will further boost this."