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James Rutherford

James Rutherford

Head of European Equities and Lead Portfolio Manager, Federated Hermes Limited

James is Head of European Equities and lead portfolio manager of the European and Sustainable Europe strategies. He joined in 2009 as Co-Head of Investment for Hermes Sourcecap, now Federated Hermes European Equities.

James began his career at Fidelity as a pan-European research analyst, initially specialising in areas such as property, transportation, autos and media. In 1995 he became a pan-European portfolio manager and co-managed the UK Recovery Trust, which was ranked first in its peer group during that period. James was ultimately responsible for a $19bn portfolio of pan-European institutional funds, and he remained at Fidelity until 2006, when he co-founded Sourcecap with the aim of building a best-in-class investment boutique focused on excellence in European equity management. James graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Theoretical Economics.