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  • Saker Nusseibeh
    In this episode of Amplified Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive Officer and Eoin Murray, Head of Investment, discuss why there is more reason to be optimistic about emerging economies than developed.
  • Saker Nusseibeh
    This year, US and Asian markets have so far bounced back – but that is where the similarity ends.
  • January 24, 2019
    Outcomes Stewardship
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Chief Executive Saker Nusseibeh and his senior team discuss how Hermes’ goal is to help people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all.
  • January 16, 2019
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    When assessing a company, investors spend a great deal of time examining factors such as its balance sheet, past performance and potential for future growth. However, many investors overlook a factor which is becoming increasingly important: social licence. Leon Kamhi, Head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management, discusses how a company needs to think about the impact it has on society as well as its bottom line when providing a service.
  • January 14, 2019
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    When assessing a company, investors spend a great deal of time examining factors such as its balance sheet, past performance and potential for future growth. However, many investors overlook a factor which is becoming increasingly important: social licence. Leon Kamhi, Head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management, discusses how a company needs to think about the impact it has on society as well as its bottom line when providing a service.
  • March 5, 2018
    Corporate News
    Harriet Steel
    Hermes Investment Management, the £33.0 billion manager, has today published its Gender Pay Report in accordance with the UK Government Equalities Office reporting regulation, requiring employers with more than 250 or more employees to disclose annually on their Gender Pay Gap.
  • November 15, 2017
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Hermes Investment Management, the £30.8 billion manager, has today published the white paper, The low carbon opportunity – and the risks of missing out, which looks at how since the Paris Accord on climate change, it has become clear that the agreement has created numerous investment opportunities. Thanks to the Paris agreement’s focus on the need to decarbonise the economy, and subsequent initiatives such as the Financial Stability Board’s Taskforce on Climate-Related Disclosures (TCFD) and the statement by G20 countries that climate change represents a systemic risk to the financial system, the debate on the need for investors to act on climate change has clearly moved on.
  • September 11, 2017
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Hermes Investment Management (Hermes), the £30.1 billion manager, has today announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • March 29, 2017
    Corporate News
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive: One of the main flaws of this entire process, indulged in by both sides, is to talk as if the effects of Brexit would be instantaneous or clear-cut once it is triggered. To restate the obvious, Brexit is a long, complicated and arduous set of negotiations, of which the commercial outcomes and their long-term effects on the economy are unlikely to be clear for many years to come. The most immediate effect of the Brexit vote (a 20% devaluation of our currency) was not about the outcome of Brexit per se, but merely a logical hike in the risk premium for UK assets while we wait to see whether the effects of whatever can be negotiated are good or bad for the country in the long term. Triggering Article 50 can therefore be likened to embarking in a raft or canoe down a very windy and dangerous set of rapids. All we know at present is that the journey is long, the path of the rapids will likely take unusual twists and turns, and that the ride will be turbulent. Whether we arrive at the end of the rapids in a wide tranquil lake, under glorious sunshine with strains of Elgar’s Nimrod playing in the background, or whether we sail over a waterfall with the sound of Colonel Bogey is anyone’s guess at present. However, I rather hope and pray it will be the former, and not the latter scenario that transpires.
  • March 6, 2017
    Outcomes
    Saker Nusseibeh
    At Hermes we have long held the belief that the financial system should operate in the interests of its ultimate asset owners, not its various agents. We also recognise that the decisions financial practitioners make on how to invest beneficiaries’ money entrusted to them shapes the society they will live in. Further, we argue that the differentiation between ‘shareholders’ and ‘stakeholders’ which is often produced to justify the status quo is inherently false. Today, the majority of shares are owned (through savings and pensions) by the very people who make up what we think of as societal stakeholders. That the majority of these same stakeholders perceive the ‘system’ to have failed them is becoming increasingly clear around the developed world and has been noted by many, most recently here by the Prime Minister.