About us

A global leader in active, responsible investment, we are guided by the conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create long-term wealth.

DNA

Active expertise across the investment spectrum

We offer investment capabilities in public and private markets, with a focus on responsible investing. 

  • Active equities: characterised by proprietary fundamental, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and engagement research.
  • Fixed income: value-seeking approach based on fundamental analysis, a macro perspective and rigorous security selection for diversified, risk-managed portfolios.
  • Liquidity: solutions driven by four decades of experience.
  • Private markets: real estate, infrastructure, private equity and debt.
  • Stewardship: corporate engagement, proxy voting, policy advocacy. Our pioneering stewardship service, EOS at Federated Hermes (EOS), is key to our offering.

Our business:

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PRI rating for stewardship, equity and private markets operations

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Companies engaged in 2021
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Among over 500 asset managers globally for commitment to sustainable investment by RIBI™ in 2021*
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results

Source: Federated Hermes as at 31 December 2021 *The Hirschel & Kramer Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI™) is an annual index ranking a firm’s ability to translate its commitment to sustainable development into its brand.

Seeking outperformance with positive outcomes, we aim to deliver Sustainable Wealth Creation that enriches investors, society and the environment.

Our $1.6tn in stewardship assets under advice, ground-breaking work in ESG integration across asset classes and a key role in developing the original Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) illustrate our long-standing commitment and influence.

What do we mean when we say we mean it? Watch our video to find out.

How we invest

Our clear, proven and unique way of investing is purely focused on delivering Sustainable Wealth Creation.

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Stewardship

Since 1983, we have driven the evolution of best-practice stewardship and are one of the world’s largest providers of engagement and stewardship services today.

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Our history

Our story as a leading responsible investor has been decades in the making.

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Federated Investors, Inc. founded
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Federated launches the first fund to invest exclusively in US Government securities
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Federated creates the first institutional money-market fund and one of the first municipal bond funds
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Hermes’ predecessor is established & starts engaging UK companies
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Hermes explains what investors should expect of companies in its landmark Responsible Ownership Principles
  • Hermes coins the term ‘engagement’ to help explain stewardship to international investors
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Hermes EOS (now EOS at Federated Hermes) is founded
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Hermes leads the drafting of the UN PRI and becomes a founding signatory
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Hermes signs the UK Stewardship Code
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Responsibility Office in London is established
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Hermes creates what is now the Federated Hermes Pledge
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  • Credit ESG-risk pricing model developed
  • Hermes launches Impact Opportunities and SDG Engagement Equity strategies
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  • Federated acquires Hermes
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  • SDG Engagement High Yield launched by Federated and Hermes
  • Responsibility Office in Pittsburgh is established
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  • Federated Hermes brand launched
  • EOS passes £915bn in assets under advice
  • Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, awarded CBE for services to responsible business

Becoming Federated Hermes

In February 2020, Federated Investors, Inc. and Hermes Investment Management formally announced the rebranding of the two companies into Federated Hermes Inc., strengthening our position as a global leader in active, responsible investment.

Since Federated acquired Hermes, we have been united by a shared commitment to client-centric responsible investment and long-term business growth. Today, we provide specialized capabilities across a wide range of asset classes to investors around the world, guided by our conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create wealth over the long term.

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