mast image

Impact Investing

IPE special report May 2018


Hermes boosts corporate governance team

UK – Hermes Pensions Management has make three appointments to its corporate governance team, taking the total staffing of the team to 45.

It has named John Leach as executive director of Hermes Focus Asset Management, which manages the Hermes UK Focus Fund. He a former chief executive of leisure company Brent Walker. It said he is responsible for engaging with companies in the fund.

HFAM chief executive Peter Butler said: "Hermes is unique in employing experienced businessmen to help boards of investee companies deal with difficult issues. John's appointment represents a significant strengthening of our team."

Hermes also named Mark Hersee as an investment manager at HFAM. He was formerly at Bank of America Equities and he will be involved in identifying potential investee companies.

Makoto Seta joins from Cazenove Japan to be corporate governance analyst - Asia Pacific.

Hermes’ focus funds work with boards of investee companies “to address structural and strategic governance problems and thus improve performance”.

Hermes, owned by the BT Pension Scheme, has around 40 billion pounds under management.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment


Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • QN-2436

    Asset class: Real Estate - Core Open-ended Real Estate Equity Fund (non-listed).
    Asset region: Asia Pacific.
    Size: Approx. CHF 70-100m per investment.
    Closing date: 2018-05-25.

  • QN-2438

    Asset class: High Yield Bonds.
    Asset region: US.
    Size: USD 300 million.
    Closing date: 2018-05-25.

  • RE-2441

    Closing date: 2018-05-31.

Begin Your Search Here