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December 12, 2017

Fund Manager Chat: The ESG Imperative – Andrew Parry, Hermes Investment Management

by Jake Moeller.

In this podcast, Andrew Parry, Head of Sustainable Investing at Hermes Investment Management, discusses how environmental, social & governance criteria (ESG) can no longer be overlooked by companies and investors alike. He examines how sustainability has become a global imperative for maximising investment opportunities rather than merely an ancillary issue.

Andrew also considers the evolution of sustainable investing from its historical roots in ethical investing, how different asset classes benefit from stewardship and how passive investing can overlook these criteria.

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Andrew is chatting with Jake Moeller, Head of Lipper UK and Ireland Research at Thomson Reuters, in London on December 5, 2017.   

About Andrew Parry

Andrew Parry is Head of Sustainable Investing and a member of the Hermes Strategy Group. He joined the firm in 2009, initially as Chief Executive and Co-Head of Investment for Hermes Sourcecap, now Hermes European Equities, becoming Head of Equities in 2014 and taking on responsibility for developing Impact investing in August of 2016.

Andrew Parry, Hermes Investment Management. Photo courtesy, Hermes.

Andrew Parry, Hermes Investment Management. Photo courtesy, Hermes.

In September of 2017 he became Head of Sustainable Investing to reflect the commitment of Hermes to building on their success in Responsible Investing. In 2006, Andrew jointly founded Sourcecap with the aim of building a best-in-class investment boutique focused on excellence in European equity management. Prior to this, Andrew established Pembroke Capital Management in 2003 and successfully launched the Magenta Fund, a global equity non-directional fund.

Before that, Andrew worked at Northern Trust Global Investments (Europe) Ltd as Chief Investment Officer of International Equities and was responsible for the management of global, international and regional portfolios. He has also held a variety of senior investment roles, including Head of International Equities at Julius Baer Investments, Chief Investment Officer at Lazard Brothers Asset Management, and Head of UK Equities at Baring Asset Management.

Andrew holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of St Andrews.


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