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  • How Markets Are Missing The Biggest Populist Movement Of All
    Saker Nusseibeh
  • October 29, 2018
    Corporate News
    How Markets Are Missing The Biggest Populist Movement Of All
    Saker Nusseibeh
  • September 27, 2018
    Private Markets
    Chief Executive Saker Nusseibeh and Group Chief Economist Neil Williams respond to a clear ‘Leave’ majority vote
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Saker Nusseibeh, Chief Executive: With the vote decided yesterday, we now have to move away from the rhetoric that typified this campaign. Prior to the referendum, we ran several scenarios on our strategies, and we are reasonably confident that they were well positioned for a Brexit vote in the short term. However, we are watching market moves very carefully to assess the degree of contagion, if any, to global markets.
  • November 15, 2017
    Corporate News
    Hermes: Opportunity knocks thanks to need to tackle climate change
    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
    Hermes joins the United Nations Global Compact
    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 6, 2017
    Outcomes
    The Why Question
    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.
  • December 15, 2016
    Stewardship
    UNEP Finance Initiative - Closing Key Note
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Saker Nusseibeh delivers the closing key note at the UNEP Finance Initiative global roundtable 2016.
  • September 19, 2016
    Stewardship
    Are low yields and volatility killing responsible capitalism?
    Saker Nusseibeh
    Hermes Investment Management, the £26 billion manager focused on delivering superior, sustainable, risk adjusted returns to its clients – responsibly, has today published the first paper from its annual Responsible Capitalism survey[1], Many rivers to cross – Slow progress towards responsible capitalism. The survey reveals a number of emerging trends that have worrying consequences for responsible capitalism advocates. The survey of 102 leading UK & European institutional investors found that 7% fewer investors believe significant environmental,