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Outlooks for the rest of 2022

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Members of our investment team predict what lies ahead for ESG, inflation and global markets. See views below covering: Europe is the place to be by Fraser Lundie, Head of Fixed Income – Public Markets Ongoing megatrends create buying opportunity in Emerging Markets by Kunjal Gala, Global Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager Inflation, elections and regulation […]

Federated Hermes appoints Orla Garvey as Senior PM in Global Fixed Income team

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Federated Hermes Limited has appointed Orla Garvey as Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager. Reporting to Fraser Lundie, Head of Fixed Income – Public Markets, Orla will be based in London and will manage the firm’s suite of Public Market Fixed Income products alongside the current portfolio management team. As a well-established expert in Global Fixed […]

EOS appointed by Colonial First State for stewardship services

The appointment means that EOS now provides ESG support to nine institutions in Australia, representing A$320.5 billion¹ in assets under advice in the region, further strengthening its presence. Gary Horton, Head of Distribution – Australia & New Zealand at Federated Hermes Limited said: “We look forward to carrying out engagement activities globally on CFS’ behalf […]

High Copper Prices to Drive Peru’s Economy

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Over the past couple of years, the Global Emerging Markets team have developed a convincing investment thesis on the Peruvian economy and Peruvian stock markets. In a recent trip to Peru, they put their thesis to the test. The investment thesis seems simplistic, even reductive, but they found it, thousands of miles away from the […]

Federated Hermes expands Global Fixed Income team with Private Debt hire

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The international business of Federated Hermes has announced the appointment of Christoph Lausecker as a Director in its Private Debt team. Reporting to the Head of Direct Lending, Laura Vaughan, Christoph will be based in London and will work across the private debt platform, with a focus on the German-speaking market. The private debt team […]

Federated Hermes launches ‘Article 9’ Biodiversity Fund in affiliation with the Natural History Museum

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(London) With the joint ambition of raising awareness and promoting protection of biodiversity, Federated Hermes has launched a Biodiversity Equity Fund with insights from the Natural History Museum. The Fund is managed by Ingrid Kukuljan, Head of Impact and Sustainable Investing and is classed at Article 9 under SFDR criteria. The Natural History Museum’s Director […]

Engagement relating to the conflict in Ukraine

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The tragic events currently unfolding in the Ukraine, which have devastated communities and displaced a population, are having both a disastrous short term human cost as well as wider reaching implications for society, global markets and sustainability efforts. Respect for human and labour rights is a priority engagement theme for EOS. As the world grapples […]

Five trends shaping expectations for Global Credit fundamentals in 2022

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After holding a largely positive view on corporate credit fundamentals throughout 2021, our Credit team has become moderately cautious, according to Audra Delport, Head of Corporate Credit Research, and Robin Usson, Senior Credit Analyst. The more conservative stance is due to expectations that: 1) Continuing supply chain issues and inflation will lead to moderating growth […]

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