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  • June 7, 2019
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    There's more than one side to any investment story
  • Saker Nusseibeh
    Hermes Investment Management has today published its 2018 Gender Pay Report in accordance with the UK Government Equality Office reporting regulation, which requires employers with 250 or more employees to disclose annually on their gender pay gap.
  • February 12, 2019
    Stewardship
    Saker Nusseibeh
    The Shareholder Rights Directive survey, A step towards sustainable capitalism, conducted with 175 European institutional investors to gauge levels of awareness and readiness for the Shareholder Rights Directive II, reveals that only a staggering 3% believe their organisation already meets all the requirements of the Directive.
  • January 14, 2019
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    When assessing a company, investors spend a great deal of time examining factors such as its balance sheet, past performance and potential for future growth. However, many investors overlook a factor which is becoming increasingly important: social licence. Leon Kamhi, Head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management, discusses how a company needs to think about the impact it has on society as well as its bottom line when providing a service.
  • December 6, 2018
    Stewardship
    Saker Nusseibeh
    The evidence on the importance of limiting temperature rises to well below 2°C continues to grow and investors will have a crucial role to play in bringing this about, says Hermes Investment Management in its 2018 Carbon Report.
  • July 19, 2018
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    There is something worrying me about the market at the moment: no one seems to worry to the same extent as me.
  • April 5, 2018
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    We welcome the FCA’s announcement on the latest steps in implementing the Asset Management Market Study. At Hermes we have long held the belief that it is our duty to always act in the clients and their beneficiaries’ interests, and to invest in way that is responsible. Moreover, we have long advocated that good governance is a cornerstone of active investing, and therefore welcome the rules on better governance of funds. Our Responsibility team is accountable for developing and integrating responsibility across the business alongside the Investment Office, which is answerable to clients for the investment teams’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance and adherence to the processes which earned them their ‘kitemarks’. As an active manager with high active share, we share the view that true active management is rare, but that transparency is an integral part of the reporting process. However, one area where we would welcome more dialogue, is around stewardship. It is our view that stewardship is a vital element of fund management, and should be seen as the ultimate goal of the industry in order to contribute to a more sustainable form of capitalism over the long-term. We strongly believe that stewardship generates value add over the long-term for all stakeholders, helping people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all.
  • March 5, 2018
    Corporate News
    Harriet Steel
    Hermes Investment Management, the £33.0 billion manager, has today published its Gender Pay Report in accordance with the UK Government Equalities Office reporting regulation, requiring employers with more than 250 or more employees to disclose annually on their Gender Pay Gap.
  • November 15, 2017
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has today published the white paper, The low carbon opportunity – and the risks of missing out, which looks at how since the Paris Accord on climate change, it has become clear that the agreement has created numerous investment opportunities. Thanks to the Paris agreement’s focus on the need to decarbonise the economy, and subsequent initiatives such as the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) and the statement by G20 countries that climate change represents a systemic risk to the financial system, the debate on the need for investors to act on climate change has clearly moved on.
  • October 31, 2017
    Stewardship
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Hermes Investment Management, the £30.1 billion manager today published a paper from its annual Responsible Capitalism survey, Responsible Investing & the Persistent Myth of Investor Sacrifice. The survey of 104 leading institutional investors reveals that fewer than half (48%) believe companies that focus on ESG issues produce better long-term returns. The figure represents a dramatic drop in confidence from 56% in the 2016 survey – and while the findings also showed 86% of investors believe fund managers should price in corporate governance risks as a core part of their investment analysis. Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive of Hermes Investment Management, says many investors are clinging to a persistent myth that to meet ESG criteria something must be sacrificed. “It’s clear from this year’s Responsible Capitalism survey many institutional investors still view ESG as a tick-box exercise to keep risk managers happy rather than part and parcel of building a better future for retirees. “The link between ESG considerations and financial value creation needs to be more clearly recognised. Companies that can adapt to social and environmental change are likely to deliver better long-term results for shareholders. For example, a company that harnesses big data to make industrial processes more efficient is in a better position than one relying on old and wasteful practices and companies that treat their staff well have a more productive workforce,” Nusseibeh said.