The Federated Hermes Pledge

Our commitment to responsible investing

The Federated Hermes Pledge underpins our firm-wide commitment to always put clients first, and to act responsibly and transparently.

I pledge to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment and in accordance with my role, this covenant:

  • I will act ethically, responsibly and with integrity.
  • I will put the interests of our clients first, consistent with our fiduciary responsibilities.
  • I will encourage responsible behavior in the firms in which we invest and on which we engage.
  • I will act with consideration for our community and the environment both now and in the future. I will encourage others to do the same.
  • I will work with industry colleagues and other key stakeholders to develop and improve our industry’s contribution to society.
  • I will treat my clients, my colleagues and all other stakeholders with dignity and respect and as I would wish to be treated.
  • I will deal with our regulators in an open, cooperative and timely way.
  • I will communicate clearly and honestly with all parties inside and outside our firm.
  • I will manage conflicts of interest fairly between all parties.