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cropped-Hermes_wings_Blue.jpgWe aim to deliver excellent, long term, investment performance – responsibly

Hermes Investment Management provides active investment strategies and stewardship. Our goal is to help people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all.

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We have been doing this since 1983, firstly to manage the assets of our owner, the BT Pension Scheme, and more recently for a growing range of external customers, from institutions to advised private investors resulting in £28.6 billion of assets under management and £236.8 billion in assets under advice.1

We concentrate on areas where our expertise can add most value for our investors, whether through specialist skill or accessing unique investment opportunities. We offer actively managed public and private markets solutions to investors across the world and, in Hermes EOS, have one of the world’s largest stewardship resources.

Our public markets capabilities include high active share equities, specialist credit and multi asset. Our private markets expertise includes real estate, infrastructure, private equity and private debt.

Offering long-term solutions to investors

motorways-slider-smlOur ownership by one of the UK’s largest corporate pension schemes, and our partnership with some of the world’s leading institutions, provides us deep insight into the long-term needs of investors and enables us to offer solutions to their investment needs that may be hard to access elsewhere.

These range from the re-development of King’s Cross in London – one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects - to flagship infrastructure investments such as Eurostar and Associated British Ports.

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A fast growing business

We were founded as the in-house manager for the BT Pension Scheme, but today, we attract clients and partners from around the world, including many of the world’s best known financial organisations. We manage money for more than 430 clients in 27 different locations across the world.2

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We believe that stewardship matters

dusk-lighthouse-3colSince our establishment in 1983, we have believed that we have a duty that extends beyond the purely financial; that we must act as stewards of the investments we manage and advise. We established Hermes EOS, one of the world’s largest stewardship teams, in 2004. Today Hermes EOS advises more than £236 billion for some of the world’s leading pension funds.

We do this because we believe it is right for investors and right for society. We believe better governed companies deliver better returns and create a better society in which investors live. We are involved in many of the world’s leading stewardship organisations including the PRI.

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  1. 1 Please note the total AUM figure includes £5.4bn/US$7.0bn/€6.2bn of assets managed or under an advisory agreement by Hermes GPE LLP (“HGPE”), a joint venture between Hermes Fund Managers Limited ("HFM") and GPE Partner Limited. HGPE is an independent entity and not part of the Hermes group. £0.2bn/US$0.3bn/€0.2bn of total group AUM figure represents HFM mandates under advice. Source: Hermes as at 30 September 2016. 
  2. 2 Source; Hermes, September 2016
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    Our beliefs

    Our purpose is to deliver excellent, long-term, risk-adjusted performance responsibly and to lead debate and contribute to the transformation of the investment industry, to the benefit of our clients, stakeholders and, ultimately, society at large.

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    Awards

    Our investment capabilities are award-winning. We are proud of the numerous awards we've won for our investment approach and capabilities.

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    Corporate social responsibility

    We recognise that as a fund manager for long-term investors, we have a role to play in promoting responsible practices within the industry in which we operate.