Markets may have reached record peaks earlier this year, but the geopolitical environment is fraught and central-bank oxygen may not prop up asset prices for much longer. We expect more outbursts of pent-up volatility going forward as investors face up to the growing risks in this high-altitude market.
In the Q3 2019 issue of Market Risk Insights, we provide our latest analysis of six key risk factors – volatility, correlation, stretch, liquidity, event and ESG – in order to help investors navigate the objective danger that may lie ahead.
Eoin is Head of Investment and a member of the Senior Management Team for Federated Hermes Limited. Eoin also leads the Investment Office, which is responsible to clients for the investment teams’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance and adherence to the processes which earned them their ‘kitemarks’. He is also the Executive sponsor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Eoin joined in January 2015 with almost 30 years’ investment experience. Eoin joined from GSA Capital Partners, where he was a fund manager. Before this, he was Chief Investment Officer at Old Mutual from 2004 to 2008 and also held senior positions at Callanish Capital Partners LLP and Northern Trust Global Investments. He began his career as a graduate trainee at Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now JPMorgan Chase) and subsequently performed senior portfolio manager roles at Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors (now BlackRock), PanAgora Asset Management and First Quadrant. Eoin earned an MA (Hons) in Economics and Law from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA from Warwick Business School. Additionally, he has a Certificate in Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies from Stanford University and a Diploma in Specialist Rescue from Coventry University. Eoin is currently studying for a Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture at St Andrew’s University.
Eoin is a Freeman of the City of London, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, Master of the Guild of Investment Managers, and a Fellow of the RSA. He is a member of the Exmoor Search and Rescue team, a fully qualified Swift-water Rescue Instructor, a Powerboat Rescue Operator and a Flood Water Incident Manager.
At Federated Hermes we believe the investment industry can be a powerful force for good, building a fairer, more equitable world for all – and that active ownership and engagement is the best way to achieve this. In this, our second annual Stewardship Report, we provide an update on our efforts towards effective and outcomes-driven stewardship.
Federated Hermes expands Global Fixed Income team with Private Debt hire
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.