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Stewardship: the 2020 vision

We call for a seismic change in the way the investment management industry operates: from one that has for too long focused on short-term returns, at the expense of sustainable wealth creation. In our view, successful stewardship needs to be at the heart of business purpose and inextricably linked to investment decision-making. In order for this to happen, we need a “new normal” in the relationship between asset manager and the companies in which they invest.

Hermes - Stewardship Paper - Saker

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Monthly Fund Commentary, April 2020
Please read on for more information and a summary of performance, activity and our investment outlook, from our Portfolio Managers.
Weekly Credit Insight
In an atmosphere of uncertainty, dispersion between high and low-quality credit has risen.
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Portfolio triage: Market Risk Insights, Q2 2020
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