Federated hires sustainable investment director

Federated Hermes has appointed Sian Long as investment director for impact and sustainable equity strategies.

Long will be responsible for the firm’s sustainable global equity, impact opportunities, SDG engagement and biodiversity strategies. She joins Federated from AXA Investment Managers where she was a senior equity investment specialist and will report to James Cook, Head of Investment Specialists, Federated Hermes Limited.

he says, “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.”