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Director, Head of Small and Mid Cap, Lead Manager of Global Small Cap
Hamish is the Head of the Small & Mid Cap team, which he has led since its creation in 2007. He has been at the international business of Federated Hermes since 1995, when he joined as co-manager of the UK smaller companies strategies; he served as lead manager from January 1997 to April 2010. Since the founding of the team, Hamish has gradually assumed a more global perspective, with oversight of the holdings across all of the team's strategies, and he is now lead manager of the Global Small Cap strategy. He has a background in credit, having started his career in the energy and natural resources division of NatWest Bank, and later moving to Bankers Trust as a credit analyst covering European corporates. He has a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University and is a former director of the Hermes Group (DB) pension scheme. Hamish also sits on the Hermes Governance Group, which monitors the Hermes (DC) pension scheme.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators for global development. They have been called a blueprint for changing the world – but how? By ending global poverty, safeguarding the planet and aiming for prosperity for all – all by 2030.
Hamish Galpin, Lead Manager of the Hermes SDG Engagement Equity Fund at Hermes Investment Management, explains why reliance on ESG data can give rise to a misleading picture of smaller companies’ true ESG credentials.
Impact investing and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have gained more prominence in the investment industry. Both appeal to investors who are not only sustainability-minded but also performance-driven: they recognise that positive social and environmental outcomes and long-term investment rewards are compatible.