About us

A global leader in active, responsible investment, we are guided by the conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create long-term wealth.


Social infrastructure

Innisfree Funds

We are invested in two social infrastructure funds managed by Innisfree. These are PPP and PFI funds managing social infrastructure concessions, such as transport, schools and hospitals, primarily across the UK.

Social infrastructure

Our history

Our story as a leading responsible investor has been decades in the making.

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  • Federated Investors, Inc. founded
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  • Federated launches the first fund to invest exclusively in US Government securities
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  • Federated creates the first institutional money-market fund and one of the first municipal bond funds
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  • Hermes’ predecessor is established & starts engaging UK companies
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    • Hermes explains what investors should expect of companies in its landmark Responsible Ownership Principles
    • Hermes coins the term ‘engagement’ to help explain stewardship to international investors
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  • Hermes EOS (now EOS at Federated Hermes) is founded
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  • Hermes leads the drafting of the UN PRI and becomes a founding signatory
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  • Hermes signs the UK Stewardship Code
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  • Responsibility Office in London is established
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  • Hermes creates what is now the Federated Hermes Pledge
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    • Credit ESG-risk pricing model developed
    • Hermes launches Impact Opportunities and SDG Engagement Equity strategies
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    • Federated acquires Hermes
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    • SDG Engagement High Yield launched by Federated and Hermes
    • Responsibility Office in Pittsburgh is established
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    • Federated Hermes brand launched
    • EOS passes £915bn in assets under advice
    • Saker Nusseibeh, CEO - FHL, awarded CBE for services to responsible business
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    • We join the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
    • Sustainable Global Equity and Climate Change High Yield Credit are launched
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    • Biodiversity Equity is launched

    Becoming Federated Hermes

    In February 2020, Federated Investors, Inc. and Hermes Fund Managers, Ltd. formally announced the rebranding of the two companies into Federated Hermes, strengthening our position as a global leader in active, responsible investment.

    Since Federated acquired Hermes, we have been united by a shared commitment to client-centric responsible investment and long-term business growth. Today, we provide specialized capabilities across a wide range of asset classes to investors around the world, guided by our conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create wealth over the long term.

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    Fallago Rig

    Fallago Rig is an onshore wind farm with 48 turbines and 144 megawatts of generation capacity. Located 35km south-east of Edinburgh, Scotland in a remote part of the Scottish Borders, Fallago Rig’s capacity to produce clean energy is estimated at 445,800 megawatt hours of electricity per annum, which could displace approximately 190,000tn of CO2 each year. Fallago Rig has the capacity to provide about 90,000 typical UK households with power each year.

    Fallago Rig has predictable inflation linked cashflows, generated in a stable, transparent and supportive regulatory environment through its participation in the Renewables Obligation Certificate (‘ROC’) regime.

    Managed stake: 80%

    Acquired: 2013

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