Hermes is a privately owned, multi-specialist asset manager, independent of any broader financial services organisation. Established in 1983, we manage in excess of £21 billion (as at 30th September 2009) on behalf of long-term investors, including pension funds, endowments and charities. Hermes is owned by the BT Pension Scheme, the UK's largest funded occupational pension scheme, and this unique relationship provides us with a privileged insight into the requirements of, and issues faced by, long-term investors.
We believe by partnering with our clients, doing the right thing and ensuring an alignment of interests, we can deliver investment excellence.
Our specialist investment teams provide funds and investment solutions covering a variety of asset classes, including: fund-of-hedge funds; actively managed and indexed commodities; global equities; emerging markets equities; smaller companies equities; private equity; fixed income; real estate. We also provide shareholder engagement funds and Hermes is recognised as being a global leader in the provision of corporate governance services.
Our long-term approach to investing and delivering returns is a common thread which runs throughout the whole of Hermes. It is an approach underpinned by how we organise ourselves, how we remunerate our staff and our beliefs about ownership. We are built on a solid foundation with one single purpose in mind — generating real returns for clients over the long term.
Hermes is authorised and regulated by the UK's Financial Services Authority ("FSA").