Hermes Investment Management, the £24.1 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, has appointed Carl Short as Director of Engagement in Hermes EOS. Based in London, Carl will report to Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head of Hermes EOS.
In this new role, Carl will be responsible for leading and managing the engagement team’s implementation of Hermes EOS’ global engagement and voting services programme. In 2015, the team engaged with 466 companies on 1,150 environmental, social and ethical, governance, strategy and risk issues and objectives.
Carl is a highly experienced manager and financial analyst who has worked in the equities market for over 25 years. Prior to joining Hermes EOS, Carl worked for a number of banks and other research providers, including Standard & Poor's Equity Research, Société Générale, Nomura and Kleinwort Benson. Earlier in his career, Carl worked as a finance manager for Marks & Spencer after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with a forerunner of KPMG.
Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt, Co-Head Hermes EOS said: “Since its launch in 2004, Hermes EOS has grown exponentially as have our engagements with corporate boards and public policy makers ranging from North America, to developed Asia, Europe as well as global emerging markets. We are pleased to welcome Carl into this new role which underlines our commitment to engage with companies at the highest-levels and enact positive change for the beneficiaries of our clients. Throughout his career in equity research, he has acquired a detailed knowledge of corporate responsibility and the value that shareholder engagement can add to a business.”