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Forget the election and watch the Fed

While the gaze of the investment world is currently firmly…

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Hermes: The Cooper Companies envisions a bright future

US medical business The Cooper Companies is benefiting from rising…

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Tension breaker: how the risk plot could turn in Q4

Investors generally kept calm and carried on during the third…

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Hermes: US – after the election…

The US Fed will remain the test case for whether…

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US election implications for emerging markets

Despite episodes of tough rhetoric from both US presidential candidates…

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Hermes welcomes adoption of a stewardship code in Brazil

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the $37.1 billion manager focused on…

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China’s economy- growing on shaky foundations

Widespread belief that China’s GDP growth is driven by an…

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The investment case for banks – a bondholder’s perspective

Revelations around Deutsche Bank have sparked renewed fears amongst investors that…

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Resilient Europe can rise again

European fund flows have had their longest red streak since…

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Living with the ‘new normal’

In his latest Ahead of the Curve publication, Group Chief…

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Unwrapping value in packaging debt

High valuations and low prospective returns may deter some credit…

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Six ways to adapt to a brave new bond world

Fears are growing that the 30 year bond bull run…

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Increasing numbers of investors searching for diversity

Hermes Investment Management, the £26 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Aggregates price-setter Martin Marietta to benefit from US infrastructure spend

Mark Sherlock, Lead Portfolio Manager of the Hermes US SMID…

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Breaking with (un)convention – asset allocation for a future with lower market returns

With interest rates arguably at their lowest levels in 5000…

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SEB appoints Hermes for stewardship services

Hermes Investment Management, the €31.3 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Horiba – VW’s vanquisher is a proven innovator

Horiba is a Japanese technology company that applies its expertise…

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Uncovering Europe’s hidden gems

As bipolar markets continue to trade off news headlines, rotating…

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Learning from Lehman – eight years on, how have we changed?

Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive Officer What’s changed: the financial world…

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How Taiwanese tech can future-proof investor portfolios

One of the key challenges of investment management is identifying…

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Hermes Chief Economist responds to today’s ECB press conference

Some today will be disappointed that Mr Draghi is keeping…

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Fewer bargains left in fashionable emerging market debt

Fraser Lundie, Co-Head of Credit and Andrey Kuznetsov, Senior Credit…

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Looking beyond bond proxies in Europe

Tim Crockford, Portfolio Manager of the Hermes Europe ex-UK Equity…

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Corporate hybrid market a likely winner in today’s yield-starved crowd out

This summer’s decision by the Bank of England to buy…

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Research finds ‘governance premium’ entrenched

Companies with poor corporate governance tend to underperform well governed…

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Odious investing – Can morality and investment co-exist?

Soon after 29 November 1781, the crew of the slaver…

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QE – when the solution becomes a problem

In his latest Economic Outlook, Neil Williams, Group Chief Economist…

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Hermes calls for substantive changes at Sports Direct

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £26 billion manager focused on…

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Hermes appoints Robert Wall as Infrastructure Partner

Hermes Investment Management (“Hermes”), the £26 billion manager focused on…

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Zalando is an e-retailer in vogue

German online fashion retailer Zalando has capitalised on European consumers’…

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Gold, the currency that cannot be printed

Since we wrote this in the summer the gold price…

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Reaction to BoE rate decision

“Markets largely got what they wanted from today’s Bank of…

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How to Make Your Dough Rise Nicely

While most consultants continue to concentrate on illiquidity premia, some…

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Brexit and the policy response – what markets want, markets get

To paraphrase Bill Clinton’s famous election slogan, “It’s the bond…

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Dell is a bright spot in the troubled tech sector

Audra Stundziaite, Credit Analyst at Hermes Investment Management, examines the…

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Hermes acquires a 25.6% stake in Energy Assets Group

Hermes Investment Management (“Hermes”), the £24.1 billion manager focused on…

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Europe comes to terms with Brexit

Two weeks on from the UK’s EU referendum vote, Martin…

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Reforms powering China’s long-term prosperity

A confluence of headwinds face Asia’s economic powerhouse, including slowing…

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Brexit – once the dust has settled…

In his July 2016 Ahead of the Curve, Group Chief…

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Deconstructing fixed income – how to find protection in the new bond world

Fraser Lundie, Co-head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management and…

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Hermes calls for action in its latest Responsible Property Investment report

Hermes Investment Management, the £24.1 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Chief Executive Saker Nusseibeh and Group Chief Economist Neil Williams respond to a clear ‘Leave’ majority vote

Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive:With the vote decided yesterday, we now…

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Hermes comments ahead of Volkswagen AGM on its concerns over corporate governance and voting recommendations

Ahead of today’s Volkswagen AGM, Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head of…

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More mileage in Auto Trader, even in a post-Brexit world

As we draw ever closer to a potentially defining moment…

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Hermes appoints Director of Engagement

Hermes Investment Management, the £24.1 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Hermes Multi Strategy Credit posts three years of strong risk-adjusted returns

Fraser Lundie, Co-Head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management, explains…

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New report from think tank New Financial on gender diversity in UK financial services

23% of board directors of UK financial services companies are…

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Hermes appoints Head of Client Relationship Management

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £24.1 billion manager focused on…

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Hermes comments ahead of today’s WPP AGM

Ahead of today’s WPP AGM, Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head of…

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Time to open the other tool box?

Financial markets have calmed since the spring. However, according to…

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Hermes appoints Strategic Compliance Director

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £24.1 billion manager focused on…

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Quiet disruption

Disruptive technology can be a great source of potential growth,…

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Saker Nusseibeh on the EU referendum vote and potential ‘Brexit’

Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive, Hermes Investment Management:“It seems to me…

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While the bear’s away, the bunny will play

Written back in spring, this paper foretold of a summer…

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Hermes welcomes climate change progress at oil major Total and seeks improved disclosure at Chevron

With two high-profile AGMs taking place at oil majors Total…

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Hermes recommends voting against the discharge of the management and supervisory boards at the Volkswagen AGM on 22 June

Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head of Hermes EOSIn the light of…

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Hermes Real Estate Senior Debt Fund completes £42 million loan

Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £24.1 billion manager focused on…

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Hermes increases stake in Southern Water Services Limited

Hermes Investment Management (“Hermes”), the £24.1 billion manager focused on…

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Hermes comments ahead of Deutsche Bank and Glencore AGMs

Deutsche BankDr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head of Hermes EOS:“Following a longstanding…

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Auto parts: three consumer trends driving the industry

Ever since the first internal-combustion vehicle rolled off Karl Benz’s…

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Neil Williams – Bank of England Inflation Report May 2016

Asset.tv: Mark Carney says the referendum has pushed uncertainty to levels…

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Panic stations – five risk factors that show markets remain unstable

Following the turbulence of the first quarter, Eoin Murray, Head…

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Brexit – the wider picture

With the outcome of the approaching EU referendum still the…

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Hermes opposes the appointment of Michael Dobson as Chair of Schroders

Also recommends voting against a number of remuneration-related proposals at…

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Three sustainable investment themes for a low-growth future

As the world wakes up to the new reality of…

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Implications of the stamp duty rise on PRS investments

Following the government’s unexpected plan to raise stamp duty for…

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Responsible Business Week: CVS v Walmart

In 2012, Hermes Global Equities perceived Walmart as a company…

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Hermes comments on Anglo American AGM

Bruce Duguid, Director, Hermes EOS, said: We welcome Anglo American’s…

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Responsible Business Week: Hana Financial Group

When Hana Financial Group (Hana) agreed to acquire Korea Exchange…

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Executive remuneration in the spotlight

Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head of Hermes EOS, discusses how this…

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Responsible Business Week: Barclays

Barclays has struggled in the wake of the financial crisis…

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Responsible Business Week: Engaging with BP

In 2015, 16% of Hermes EOS’ engagements included an environmental…

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The confusing price of oil

Oil prices have fallen sharply from their lofty heights in…

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Celebrating Responsible Business Week

Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes Investment Management:"Hermes is an unusual asset…

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The case for UK real estate debt in 2016

The growing scarcity of bank lending in the commercial property…

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Euro-zone – converging on the best?

In his April 2016 Ahead of the Curve, Neil Williams,…

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US homebuilders on shaky ground

Low mortgage rates and strong demand should create a positive…

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Hermes: Is South Africa the next Brazil?

After many years as a favoured destination for emerging market…

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Lionstone-Hermes real estate venture acquires Austin’s University Park

The joint partnership Lionstone–Hermes Real Estate Venture (LHREV) announced that…

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Budget commentary: Chancellor is trying to keep up his fiscal-guard ahead of the ‘Brexit’ vote

Neil Williams, Group Chief Economist at Hermes Investment Management, sets…

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Who are the earnings winners as Europe ripens for stock pickers?

As earnings season delivers a mixed picture, Europe has become…

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Japan’s Pension Fund Association appoints Hermes EOS for stewardship services

Appointment is the first Japanese client for Hermes EOSThe Pension…

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Climate Change Shareholder Resolutions receive Board support of Anglo American, Glencore and Rio Tinto

The ‘Aiming for A’ coalition of investors welcomed the news…

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Are markets losing sight of the triggers?

The voracity of market moves at the start of 2016…

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How grizzly is this bear market?

The markets appear to have recovered some poise after a…

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Five risk factors to consider as 2016 progresses

At a time when bearishness is spreading like wildfire through…

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Hermes: Italian bad debt initiative could prove positive for bondholders

An initiative by the Italian government to help reduce NPLs…

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Brexit – the known unknown…

The UK referendum on EU membership is the big ‘known…

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Straight talking on China

We have long been confident that China’s policymakers could steer…

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A bout of volatility is what the market needed

With many indices now labelled bear markets after a traumatic…

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Hermes: China SOE reform transfers state wealth to savers

According to Kunjal Gala, Senior Analyst at Hermes Emerging Markets,…

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Five defensive stocks to thrive amid ongoing volatility

Following the S&P 500’s worst 5-day start to a new…

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Hermes EOS: Siemens is taking steps in the right direction

Ahead of Siemens’s AGM in Munich on 26 January 2016,…

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Eurozone – closing the gap?

In his January 2016 Ahead of the Curve, Neil Williams,…

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The long and short of the China sell-off

By Gary Greenberg, Head of Hermes Emerging Markets and Lead…

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Hermes Investment Management welcomes new Chairman of the Board

Hermes Investment Management, the £21 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Far from sacrificing returns, ESG enhances shareholder value

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.5 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Reaction to today’s ECB rate and QE changes…

Neil Williams, Group Chief EconomistWelcome to ‘divergence December’. The fact…

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Hermes Chief Economist: Looking into 2016

In his latest Economic outlook quarterly, Neil Williams, Group Chief…

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Carbon risk should be at the heart of investment strategy

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.5 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Why picking the right security is as important as choosing the company

Fraser Lundie, Co-head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management, explains…

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China’s consumer revolution marches on

China’s slowing growth and market rout may dominate news flow,…

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Is China in crisis?

In his latest Ahead of the Curve, Neil Williams, Group…

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Profit warnings and missed earnings – European banks struggle in Q3

 Despite already muted expectations, the beginning of the third quarter…

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Views on Deutsche Bank

Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Director at Hermes EOS:Management board overhaul on…

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India: rise of the private sector banks

With India's public sector banks burdened by over-stretched balance sheets,…

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Responsible Capitalism Survey: 60% of investors believe rise of passives will diminish shareholder influence over companies

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.8 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Hermes Announces a Pledge of Responsibility and Transparency

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.8 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Responsible Capitalism Survey: Many institutional investors believe ESG is not important when investing in direct property

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.8 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Responsible capitalism survey: Glass ceiling barely cracked as investors fail to recognise the importance of gender diversity

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.8 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Interest rates back to normal? ‘Pull the other one’

In his latest Ahead of the Curve, Neil Williams, Group…

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Redevco forms Joint Venture with Hermes to acquire €250 million of retail real estate in Western Continental Europe

Redevco, the pan-European retail real estate specialist, and Hermes Investment…

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Responsible capitalism survey: Growing awareness of ESG still not reflected in decision making

Hermes Investment Management, the £29.8 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Hermes grows its leadership in sustainable investment

Hermes grows its leadership in sustainable investment. Hermes Investment Management, the…

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Hermes appoints Director of Business Development for Italy

Hermes appoints Director of Business Development for Italy. Hermes Investment Management,…

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Hermes strengthens its sales presence in Asia Pacific

Hermes Investment Management, the $46.9 billion manager focused on delivering…

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Capital Square Planning Announcement

‘Capital Square’ chosen as name for new 153,000 sq ft…

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Avoiding the tech hubris premium

In the Hermes Global Equities team’s latest investment update, Geir…

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Centre MK Joules opening

Contemporary British lifestyle brand, Joules, is set to open an…

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Rethink your fixed-income defence amid low yields, rising correlations

In the last two bear markets, duration has provided a…

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Brazil – a long way from Carnival

The near-term outlook for Brazil has taken a dive as…

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Saker Nusseibeh joins Banking Standards Board

The Banking Standards Board today (Monday) announced the appointment of…

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Filippo Alloatti: US money-center Q2 review

With the majority of the US money-center banks having reported…

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Hermes and CPPIB submit planning application for South Bank Central

Hermes Investment Management, the £30.1 billion manager focused on delivering…

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The iron ore meltdown in three charts

After a strong second quarter, the price of iron ore…

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A pub built by the people of Manchester planned for the city centre

New pub to be built using traditional construction techniques and…

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CPPIB and Hermes Infrastructure complete investment into ABP

London, U.K./Toronto, Canada (July 8, 2015): Canada Pension Plan Investment…

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Budget reaction

Neil Williams, Group Chief Economist at Hermes Investment Management, reacts…

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Q3 Economic Outlook: The three exits

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Hermes Real Estate – UK PRS

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Hermes Credit – 16 Banks in 16 days

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Hermes Credit – Absolute Return Credit Fund

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Hermes GEMs – Gambling on growth postcard from Macau

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Hermes Corporate – Active Share

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Hermes Chief Economist – Ahead of the Curve (4 June 2015)

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Hermes GEMs – 5 top performing unknown India & China stories

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Hermes Credit – Ore hits the floor

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Hermes Credit – Five year anniversary

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Hermes GEMs – Smart cities

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Hermes Credit – Cocos (May 2015)

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Hermes Infrastructure – HIF Final Close

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Hermes Global Equities – Bullish on Japan

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Five reasons why we are bullish on Japan

Geir Lode, Head of Hermes Global Equities, and Lewis Grant,…

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Hermes Credit – SocGen

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