Ian Kennedy is Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff and a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) for Federated Hermes Limited. As COO, Ian’s role is to ensure that we operate a best-in-class organisational infrastructure to support clients, investment teams and business development activities. As a member of the SMT, his responsibilities include development of corporate strategy and delivery of profitability. In 2020, Ian also became Chief of Staff for Federated Hermes Limited to support the Chief Executive in certain day-to-day responsibilities.
Prior to joining, Ian was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of BNP Paribas Wealth Management UK. In 2012, Ian established InvestMe Financial Services LLC, one of the earliest firms in the UAE to be approved for investment advisory business activities by the Securities and Commodities Authority in Abu Dhabi.
Ian qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co and holds a BSc in Biochemistry from King's College London.