Saker Nusseibeh is Chief Executive Officer of the international business of Federated Hermes. He has previously headed equity teams in a range of asset managers, and is a passionate advocate for responsible investing and the integration of ESG factors into investment processes. He is a frequent contributor to industry dialogue on these topics and received the honour of Commander of the British Empire in January 2020 for services to responsible investing and the financial sector.
Our conversation traces Saker’s journey from his childhood to his brush with academia through his study of Medieval History which resulted in a PhD. We discuss what this intensive immersion in history taught him about life, and how he continues to apply these lessons in the investment world.
We spend some time discussing sustainable investing as well as the challenge of increasing the diversity within the financial sector. It is a conversation that comes full circle to consider the absolute necessity of diversity as a requirement of sustainability, and why there really is no other way.