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Avoiding the hype

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Market behaviour can be extremely erratic which can create a huge amount of uncertainty when predicting the future. In this insight, Lewis Grant, Global Equities Senior Portfolio Manager at Hermes Investment Management, explains why he therefore favours a consistent, boring approach over one that is

Published: 13 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Hermes Impact Quarterly Report Q2 2018

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

The Hermes Impact Opportunities Fund is a high-conviction global equity strategy with a bold objective. It aims to generate long-term outperformance by investing in companies succeeding in their core purpose: to generate value by creating positive and sustainable change that addresses the

Published: 13 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Protectionism: the $1tn question

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

• From a macroeconomic perspective, the first half of the year has seen a tug-of-war between positive economic fundamentals and protectionist threats. This narrative is likely to persist in the second half of the year.

Published: 13 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Investing for a Circular Economy

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

A flood of recent media coverage has highlighted how society’s addiction to plastics is pushing the environment to the limit. But behind the demonisation of plastic itself lies the need for a paradigm shift in the way we produce and consume goods. In this podcast Emma Berntman, Hermes EOS, discusses

Published: 07 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

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Starting at the source: engaging Trelleborg on sustainable rubber

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Fuelled by a surge in demand from China, natural-rubber prices spiked in 2011, prompting millions of smallholder farmers to enter the market, with many clearing forests to do so.

Published: 06 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

It’s time for UK cyclicals to ring out

Published by : Old Mutual Global Investors

Richard Buxton’s Old Mutual UK Alpha Fund differentiates itself from its peers in several key ways. In relation to the benchmark, it is underweight the relatively expensive consumer goods sector but overweight cheaper, and often ignored, UK cyclical stocks such as banks and mining companies. Learn

Published: 03 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Hermes Podcast: European SME Lending Market

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

Despite ongoing disintermediation in the European direct-lending market, strong origination agreements with banks continue to be vital to access high-quality loans – particularly in the mid-market space. In this podcast Patrick Marshall, Head of Private Debt and CLOs and Laura Vaughan, Head of

Published: 01 August 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Stay cool as markets run hot

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

The first half of this year has brought record-high temperatures across many parts of the globe, despite the presence of La Niña, a climate phenomenon usually associated with cooling. And as people in many countries north of the equator enjoy or endure heatwaves, we ask: are markets at a similar

Published: 30 July 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Why I'm worried: I'm the only one worrying

Published by : Hermes Investment Management

There is something worrying me about the market at the moment: no one seems to worry to the same extent as me.

Published: 30 July 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Gold: right time, right place

Published by : Old Mutual Global Investors

As the US and eurozone central banks begin unwinding their unconventional monetary policies – involving purchasing unprecedented amounts of bonds to inject liquidity into financial markets – the risk of a policy error triggering a selloff grows, according to Ned Naylor-Leyland, manager of the Old

Published: 17 July 2018

Business Area: Investments

Type: Portable Document Format (.pdf)