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 […]

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 […]

China Property

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Looking into 2022 with Federated Hermes

Global markets have seen significant volatility in 2021 driven by price inflation, expectations for interest rates, commodities shortages and covid-19 variants. An enormous amount of attention has been placed on fighting the climate crisis and how all market participants can effectively transition to net zero. Will these trends persist into next year? Looking into 2022 […]

Federated Hermes promotes Vivek Bhutoria to Co-Portfolio Manager on Global Emerging Markets Portfolio

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The international business of Federated Hermes has announced that Vivek Bhutoria, senior analyst, will be promoted to co-portfolio manager on the Federated Hermes Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund. Vivek will work alongside Kunjal Gala, Lead Portfolio Manager, and his promotion will come into effect on 4th January 2022. Vivek has 14’ years’ experience working in emerging […]

Federated Hermes completes close on latest European Direct Lending Fund

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The international business of Federated Hermes has announced a first close to its latest Federated Hermes European Direct Lending Fund. The close brought in over 50% of target total commitments. As part of this close, a number of new clients have been introduced to the firm and further closes are expected to be held later […]

Reflecting on COP26

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As we approach the end of COP26, our investment and engagement teams reflect on its outcomes and the path that lies ahead in the fight against climate change. Silvia Dall’Angelo, Senior Economist As COP26 approaches its close, the feeling is that it has been a mixed bag. There has been progress in many areas, most […]

Federated Hermes appoints Responsible Investing & Sustainability Director to its Emerging Markets team

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London – The international business of Federated Hermes has announced the hire of Olivia Lankester as Responsible Investing & Sustainability Director to its global emerging markets equities team, reporting to Kunjal Gala, Lead Portfolio Manager. Joining this week, Olivia will work with the team to enhance and communicate its vision for responsible investing, ESG integration […]

Federated Hermes completes major expansion of its global stewardship business

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Federated Hermes has completed a significant expansion of its stewardship team, EOS, with 13 new hires this year – 10 in the US and three in the UK. It has also added a further two specialists in responsible property investment and three people to its Responsibility Office in the last eight months. This expansion is […]