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  • February 7, 2018
    Fixed Income
    Fuelling change at Pemex: Why ESG analysis matters in credit decisions
    Audra Stundziaite
    Engagement is an integral part of the investment approach adopted by Hermes Credit. By engaging with issuers, we can encourage them to adopt better environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, and thereby, deliver a better financial return and a public good. Here we explain how we addressed our ESG concerns by engaging with oil producer Pemex.
  • The great Brazilian migration – Why stocks flock to the Novo Mercado
    Jaime Gornsztejn
    This year, some high-profile transactions have been proposed in Brazil involving the conversion of non-voting into voting shares. Shareholders at Vale, Suzano and Eletropaulo have already approved the conversion as a major step in their journey towards listing on the Novo Mercado, the B3 Stock Exchange segment for companies with higher standards of corporate governance and enhanced shareholder rights. This stands in sharp contrast with what we see in other markets, such as Hong Kong, London or Singapore, where stock exchanges are under pressure to adopt a more flexible approach to dual-class shares in order to attract new listings.