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  • March 18, 2019
    Amplified: Impactful intent – meaningful place-making
    Tatiana Bosteels
    In this episode of Amplified, Tatiana Bosteels, Director of Responsibility at Hermes Real Estate, discusses how Hermes Real Estate is progressing further, building on the success of RPI to strengthen its delivery of outcomes beyond performance.
  • December 17, 2018
    Impactful intent: the 2018 Hermes Real Estate RPI report
  • November 21, 2017
    Rising to the interest rate challenge
    Peter Hofbauer
    •By debating the size of their balance sheets, central banks are showing the first signs since the crisis that they may be worrying about our growing addiction to QE. After unclogging the system in 2009, QE has since been an imperfect remedy. •But, its impact may not have been properly picked up. By taking explicit account of QE & fiscal positions, our analysis suggests the true US policy rate may be as low as -4%, & -3% in the UK. •This may be just as well, as, without care, an unhelpful jigsaw piece from the 1930s - retaliatory trade protectionism - might yet come crashing into place. The impact of protectionism this time, though, could be far more complicated. •First, the economic & financial linkages suggest the knock-on would be more far reaching. Global retaliation would activate second-round effects that later offset the initial growth-impulse from Mr Trump’s intended tax cuts.
  • February 13, 2017
    Hermes calls for enhanced corporate governance regime for private infrastructure assets
    Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £28.6 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, is calling for an enhanced corporate governance code for private infrastructure assets. The code would provide essential social services to help close the governance gap and ensure consistent and optimal outcomes for investors, employees and other stakeholders. The paper ‘Corporate Governance of Public Service Infrastructure Assets’, outlines two key areas for consideration, designed to help close the governance gap created by the lack of existing relevant and/or appropriate reference points for these businesses. Those areas include:
  • January 27, 2017
    Chief Executive Saker Nusseibeh and Group Chief Economist Neil Williams respond to a clear ‘Leave’ majority vote
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive: With the vote decided yesterday, we now have to move away from the rhetoric that typified this campaign. Prior to the referendum, we ran several scenarios on our strategies, and we are reasonably confident that they were well positioned for a Brexit vote in the short term. However, we are watching market moves very carefully to assess the degree of contagion, if any, to global markets.
  • December 8, 2016
    Quad Gas Group acquires 61% stake in National Grid Gas Distribution
    Quad Gas Group, a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors, today announces that it has entered into an agreement with National Grid plc to acquire a 61 percent shareholding in its four regulated gas distribution networks. These gas distribution networks cover the East of England, North London, North West and West Midlands, and distribute gas to approximately half of the country’s connected households through 130,000 km of gas pipeline. They represent approximately 14 percent of the total regulated energy infrastructure sector in Great Britain by regulated asset value and are regulated by Ofgem.