Hermes appoints director of engagement

Added 20th June 2016

Hermes Investment Management has appointed Carl Short as director of engagement for Hermes EOS.

Hermes appoints director of engagement

Based in London, Short will report to co-head of Hermes EOS Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt.

He will be responsible for leading and managing the engagement team’s implementation of its global engagement and voting services programme. In 2015 this team engaged with 466 companies on 1150 environmental, social and ethical, governance, strategy and risk issues and objectives.

Short brings with him 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Hermes EOS he held roles at Standard & Poor's Equity Research, Société Générale, Nomura and Kleinwort Benson. Earlier in his career he worked as a finance manager for Marks & Spencer after qualifying as a chartered accountant with a forerunner of KPMG.

Hirt said: “Since its launch in 2004, Hermes EOS has grown exponentially as have our engagements with corporate boards and public policy makers ranging from North America, to developed Asia, Europe as well as global emerging markets.”

“We are pleased to welcome Carl into this new role which underlines our commitment to engage with companies at the highest-levels and enact positive change for the beneficiaries of our clients,” Hirt continued. “Throughout his career in equity research, he has acquired a detailed knowledge of corporate responsibility and the value that shareholder engagement can add to a business.”

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