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CEO at Hermes Investment Management
Saker was appointed CEO of Hermes in May 2012, having been acting CEO since November 2011. Saker joined the firm in June 2009 as Head of Investment. He is responsible for leading the firm’s growth strategy and ensuring that Hermes continues to deliver excellent long-term investment performance, responsibly. Prior to Hermes, Saker joined Fortis Investments USA in 2005 as CIO – Global Equities, latterly becoming Global Head of Equities. Before this he was CIO – Global Equities for SGAM UK. Saker is the founder of the 300 Club, a group of leading investment professionals who seek to challenge investment orthodoxy and improve the contribution of financial services to society. Saker is also a member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council, a member of the IIRC Council, and a practitioner member of the Banking Standards Board. Saker has a BA and PhD in Medieval History from King's College, University of London.