Federated Hermes hires sustainable investment director

Sian Long joins from AXA IM

Federated Hermes has hired Sian Long as an investment director for its impact and sustainable equity strategies.

Long joins the asset manager after a one-and-a-half-year stint at AXA Investment Managers. She also spent two years at Schroders between 2019 and 2021 as an investment director in thematic and sustainable equities.

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Based in London, she will be a client facing-representative for Federated Hermes, working on its Sustainable Global Equity, Impact Opportunities, SDG Engagement and Biodiversity strategies.

She will report into head of investment specialists James Cook.

Cook said: “Federated Hermes has a long track record of success in the impact and sustainable investing spaces and Sian’s appointment reinforces our commitment to providing clients with best-in-class responsible investment solutions.

“We have seen a significant acceleration towards sustainable and impact investing in the last year, with many clients re-evaluating their long-term objectives in response to the transition to a more sustainable global economy. This is demonstrated by the strong levels of flows across our impact and sustainable equity strategies over the past year.”

This article first appeared on Portfolio Adviser.


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...