Hermes GPE LLP (“Hermes GPE”) is a business unit of Federated Hermes, Inc. (“Federated Hermes”).
Hermes GPE is a leading specialist investor in global private markets with a track record which spans over 25 years and manages £8.6bn in 2019 of capital for leading global pension funds and institutional investors. The Hermes GPE platform is a joint venture with Hermes Fund Managers (“Hermes”) and comprises two distinct businesses, one investing in private equity and the other 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 61 staff, incorporating investment professionals, a Finance and Operations team and Investor Relations teams.
Hermes GPE specialises in developing bespoke and diversified portfolios that provide access to global private markets via investments in fund investments, co-investments and direct investments in buyouts, growth businesses, and infrastructure and renewables assets, for variety of clients. In the main, 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 as a driver of investment performance improvement and has been a signatory to the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment (‘PRI’) since 2010. The private equity and infrastructure businesses achieved A and A+ gradings, respectively, in the firm’s PRI 2019 Assessment Report,. Additionally, Hermes Infrastructure Fund I was ranked 2nd out of 20 European unlisted infrastructure funds participating in the 2019 (covering 2018) GRESB Infrastructure assessment. GRESB Infrastructure is an infrastructure specific ESG and sustainability benchmark.