Saker is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hermes Investment Management. Saker was appointed as CEO in May 2012, having been interim CEO since November 2011. Saker joined Hermes in June 2009 as a main board director to drive, support and represent the investment capabilities of Hermes.
In 2005, Saker joined Fortis Investments USA as Chief Intelligence Officer (CIO), Global Equities and moved on to become Global Head of Equities, responsible for managing the company’s 12 equity centres. Previously he was CIO, Global Equities and Head of Marketing at SGAM UK. There he re-orientated the company offering to include high-alpha UK strategies and a global offering. This followed the sale of Trust Company of the West (TCW) to SGAM, where he was Managing Director running various global and International strategies, as well as the London office. Saker started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.
In 2018, Saker was named CEO of the Year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards, and joined the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum in 2019. Saker sits on the advisory board of the National Youth Orchestra and has a BA and PhD in medieval history from King’s College London.
Saker says that institutional investors have an absolute duty to put stewardship and the pursuit of the Global Goals at the heart of investment if we will have any chance of delivering a sustainable economy and functional society.
About Business in the Community’s Global Goals Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of BITC’s Global Goals Leadership Team is to accelerate business progress towards being purpose-driven and deliver on the Global Goals also known as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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