Hermes GPE LLP (“Hermes GPE”) is a leading specialist investor in global private markets with assets under management in excess of £8.0bn (as at 31 December 2018) and a track record which spans over 25 years. Hermes GPE is a joint venture between Hermes Fund Managers Limited, GPE Partner Limited and HGPE Capital Limited. The Hermes GPE platform comprises two distinct businesses, one investing in private equity and the other one in infrastructure. Both the private equity and infrastructure businesses are headquartered in London, with the private equity business having additional offices in New York and Singapore. The firm employs some 50 staff, incorporating investment professionals, a Finance and Operations team and Investor Relations teams.
Hermes GPE specialises in developing bespoke and diversified portfolios for clients, mostly global pension funds and institutional investors, providing access to global private markets via investments in fund investments, co-investments and direct investments in buyouts, growth businesses, and infrastructure and renewables assets. In the main, these investments are made by funds managed by Hermes GPE which are subscribed to by clients. Such funds are long-term in nature, typically making and realising investments over a 10 to 20 year period. The overriding objective is to offer clients the best and most relevant investment opportunities that match their risk / return criteria.
Hermes GPE has a long standing commitment to responsible investment to improve investment performance, and is a signatory to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (‘PRI’). Both the private equity and infrastructure businesses achieved A+/A gradings in the firm’s PRI 2017 Assessment Report. Additionally, Hermes Infrastructure Fund I was ranked 8th out of 64 infrastructure funds participating in the 2017 GRESB Infrastructure assessment. GRESB Infrastructure is an infrastructure specific ESG and sustainability benchmark.