Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £24.1 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, has today announced the appointment of Gareth Davies as Head of Client Relationship Management. Based in London, Gareth will report into Mark Miller, Head of UK & MENA Institutional.
Gareth will manage the Client Relationship Management team, responsible for delivering the highest level of client service for Hermes’ growing third party institutional client base. In addition, he will be responsible for all third party client relationships across investment teams, client geographies and distribution channels. Furthermore, Gareth will lead the development of a new client relationship and service model for Hermes executing a strategic plan, strategic client relationships and ‘best in class’ client relationship management.
Prior to joining Hermes, Gareth was a Managing Director at BlackRock Investment Management, responsible for relationships with some of BlackRock’s largest UK pension scheme clients. Previous roles also include Head of UK Client Relationship Management at Henderson Global Investors and Vice President at JP Morgan Asset Management. Gareth qualified as an Actuary while working at the consulting firm Bacon & Woodrow, now Aon.
Mark Miller, Head of UK & MENA Institutional, Hermes Investment Management, said: “We are delighted to welcome Gareth to Hermes. Gareth’s experience and reputation in client relationship management reinforces our commitment to putting clients at the centre of our business. Moreover, it highlights our commitment to delivering ‘best in class’ relationship management to our growing client base.”
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