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.


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 - FHL, awarded CBE for services to responsible business
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    • We join the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
    • Sustainable Global Equity and Climate Change High Yield Credit are launched
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    • Biodiversity Equity is launched
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    • Sustainable Global Investment Grade Credit Fund launched
    • Sustainable Global IG Credit, Short-Term Euro Prime funds launched
    • GPE Innovation Fund II launched
    • Climate Change High Yield Credit Fund adopted a Paris Aligned benchmark
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    • Global Private Markets website launched

    Becoming Federated Hermes

    In February 2020, Federated Investors, Inc. and Hermes Fund Managers, Ltd. formally announced the rebranding of the two companies into Federated Hermes, 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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