Federated Hermes Appoints Head of Distribution for Asia Pacific

Federated Hermes, a global leader in active, responsible investment management, has announced the appointment of Jim Roland as Head of Distribution for Asia Pacific. Jim will report into Paul Uhlman, President of Federated Securities Corp, who oversees global distribution at the firm. Jim replaces Jake Nilsson who has taken on a new role as Head […]

EOS at Federated Hermes publishes engagement priorities for 2023

EOS at Federated Hermes, one of the world’s largest stewardship service providers representing client assets of US$1.3 trillion, has launched its 2023 Engagement Plan. The plan, assembled in collaboration with its clients, identifies the focus of its engagement with companies in the year ahead based on the most material drivers of long-term sustainable wealth for […]

Federated Hermes strengthens its global stewardship business

Based in London, Ross will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of EOS’s Engagement Plan for corporate and public policy, and market best practices across Asia and Global Emerging Markets. Over the course of 2022, EOS engaged with 270 companies across these regions. Ross has deep experience in asset management and stewardship, with […]

The Federated Hermes 2023 Outlook

Read our Federated Hermes 2023 Outlook where our experts from across our investment floor give their views on how the following eight key themes will play out next year for their respective asset classes: Inflation Geopolitics Energy Tech ESG Biodiversity China Cost of Living Share:

MEPC’s Bristol city centre office scheme given green light

MEPC’s proposals, which were approved by Bristol City Council’s planning committee last year, will create around 340,000-sq-ft of new best-in-class office space across three buildings. The temporary construction employment is estimated to amount to 600 net additional jobs per annum and the proposal is estimated to generate between 2,450 and 2,570 net additional jobs for […]

Taking the temperature ahead of COP27

Corporate Sector Decarbonisation Mitch Reznick, CFA, Head of Sustainable Fixed Income, Federated Hermes In September, the Climate Disclosure Project published a status report on how the G7 corporate sector’s decarbonisation policies are doing on delivering the 1.5oC goals of the Paris Agreement. Given that one of the key themes in the report is addressing “loss […]

Chart of the Week: US CPI

Pittsburgh panorama at sunrise

The Shelter component in particular continued to accelerate, now at 6.7%. Shelter makes up 32% of CPI and the most dominant part of that, Owner Equivalent Rent (OER), makes up about 23%. The chart below shows CPI OER alongside the Case-Shiller US housing index and the Zillow rent index – both of these have turned […]

Zero Emissions Day

Top view of the highway streamers

Reducing methane emissions this decade is probably the single most important action the world can take to reduce the rate of global heating. Methane accounts for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions but is more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere over the short term. So curbing methane emissions this […]

Fixed income expert Michalis Ditsas hired as Investment Director

Ice floe in the ocean at sunset

Federated Hermes Limited has continuously seen significant interest in its fixed income solutions and has been adding to its product range in line with client demand. Last year, the firm launched the Federated Hermes Climate Change High Yield Credit Fund which was highlighted as one of the group’s top selling fixed income funds globally in […]

Global Equity research continues to perform despite headwinds

View of the forest and the river from above

The latest research from the team reveals that: Environmental factors have become a statistically meaningful driver of shareholder returns over the past two years Avoiding the ESG laggards, and those whose standards are slipping, is a crucial way to capture the ESG premium Real Estate and Energy are the exceptions; companies in these sectors with […]