30 September 2020 10.15am – 11.15am FutureGen event Webinar

AREF FutureGen Network*
Educational Series 2020
Event 1:  Investment Management

Thursday 30th September 2020

This event is the first in a series of educational events, sponsored by Carey Olsen. Event 1 is focused on the principles of Fund Management and Portfolio Management. It will use case studies to illustrate how mandates are shaped by investment strategy and restrictions, as well as the impact of sector weightings on investment decisions.

*Future generation = staff in the first 10 years of their career / not in a senior management position


  • Compere - Rory Blazeby, Director, Fund Services at Ocorian
  • Phil Clark, Global Head of Real Assets Equity at Aegon Asset Management (Kames Capital)
  • Karen Fox, Fund Manager, Property at Kames Capital

Rory Blazeby

Director, Fund Services, Ocorian

Rory Blazeby is a director at Ocorian Fund Services based in their London office. He joined in May 2019 and is tasked with driving growth across the Alternative Investments business with a particular lens on the UK and European Real Estate market. Prior to this, Rory was with Ernst & Young in the Asset Management practice focused on Private Equity and Real Estate.  

Rory graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BA in History and has been involved in private markets since 2013.

Phil Clark

Global Head of Real Assets Equity, Aegon Asset Management, Kames Capital

Phil is Global Head of Real Assets Equity at Aegon Asset Management. He is responsible for managing the Kames Property Team and chairs both the direct and indirect property investment sub-committees.

Phil has over 30 years’ industry experience, is a former Chairman of the Investment Property Forum, a current member of the RICS Commercial Property Forum and has been co-chair of the Property Industry Alliance Debt Group since 2008, which represents the industry to the Bank of England, FCA and Treasury on matters of property debt.

He holds an MA in real estate from Cass Business School, is an FCA Authorised person and is a Trustee of the University of London.

Karen Fox

Fund Manager, Property, Kames Capital

Karen is a fund manager in the property team and co-manages the Kames Property Income Fund.

She joined Kames Capital in 2016 following a career break, prior to which she was a fund manager at Aviva Investors responsible for three specialist property funds over her 8 years at Aviva. Prior to that, she worked at CBRE for 8 years in the national investment team.

Karen has a BSc Hons from Reading University and has 18 years’ industry experience. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Thursday 30th September

10:15 - 11:15am

Call details will be sent to attendees ahead of the call

This webinar is FREE and open to all FutureGen staff from AREF Fund, Affiliate, Associate and Investor member firms (view our list of members here). 
Open to trial/non-members for a fee of £25+VAT

We are delighted to announce Carey Olsen are the sole sponsor for this series.