Hermes hires BlackRock director as head of client relationships

Business-Handshake-General-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgHermes Investment Management has hired Gareth Davies from BlackRock as head of client relationship management.

Davies will report to the firm’s head of UK and MENA institutional Mark Miller.

Before joining Hermes, Davies was managing director at BlackRock where he was responsible for the firm’s UK pension scheme clients.

Davies has also worked at Henderson Global Investors as head of UK client relationship management and at JP Morgan Asset Management as vice president.

Miller says: “We are delighted to welcome Gareth to Hermes. Gareth’s experience and reputation in client relationship management reinforces our commitment to putting clients at the centre of our business.

“Moreover, it highlights our commitment to delivering ‘best in class’ relationship management to our growing client base.”

Hermes has £24.1bn of assets under management.