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Macy’s in a muddle: investing defensively in US retail

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

US retail is under pressure, we responded to this structural change with a defensive trade involving Macy’s, whose flawed strategy for reviving sales has proved one of the least effective in the sector

Published: 24 January 2017

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Other

Hermes outlook for Credit in 2017

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Fraser Lundie, Co-Head of Credit and Senior Credit Portfolio Manager, provides a video update on the team’s outlook for Credit markets going into 2017.

Published: 20 January 2017

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Other

Ahead of the curve – Euro-zone – time for Plan B

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

After a decade of deterioration, Italy & Spain’s positions have improved significantly since austerity. But, while encouraging, it brings economic & social costs, with reform-fatigue building.

Published: 18 January 2017

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Other

Ones to watch? The outlook for emerging market equities

Published by : Sarasin & Partners

Although short-term political noise is likely to lead to some volatility for emerging market equities, the underlying longer-term fundamentals look encouraging. Fund Manager Mark Julio explores whether a shifting geopolitical landscape and an economic rebalancing is likely to drive further growth.

Published: 16 January 2017

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

South Africa: Hope beyond the threat of a downgrade

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

With South Africa's sovereign credit ratings under scrutiny, we discuss the ongoing challenges and opportunities in a nation facing significant upheaval.

Published: 13 December 2016

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Other

The business case for human rights driving positive change

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

This year, we participated in the panel on the Business Case for Companies to Respect Human Rights at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva in November 2016.

Published: 06 December 2016

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Other

Hermes: fiscal slippage not halted by Brexit savings

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Neil Williams, Group Chief Economist at Hermes Investment Management, sets out his reaction to the UK Autumn Statement.

Published: 30 November 2016

Business Area: Global funds

Type: Other

Looking into 2017 with Hermes Investment Management

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

A collection of 2017 outlooks from key figures at Hermes Investment Management across macro, equities, credit, private debt, multi asset, private markets, responsibility and stewardship.

Published: 28 November 2016

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Market Risk Insights: Q4 2016

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

In cinematic terms, the third quarter offered investors more tension-building moments than over-the-top action scenes. As our previous Market Risk Insights suggested was likely, the three-month period played out against a backdrop of apparent calm, disturbed only by brief spikes of volatility and

Published: 25 November 2016

Business Area: Consultants

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Spectrum: Retail therapy

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

In their latest edition of Spectrum, the Hermes Credit Team looks at how US department stores are adapting to shifting spending habits.

Published: 17 November 2016

Business Area: Managed funds

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)