Hermes Appoints Equipos to Deliver Enhanced Client Communications

By Equipos, PRNE
Sunday, June 20, 2010

LONDON, June 21, 2010 - Hermes Fund Managers, a leading multi-boutique asset manager offering
investment solutions aimed at institutional clients, has selected client
communications specialists Equipos Limited to deliver its enterprise-wide
client reporting infrastructure. Hermes will use Equipos Coric to automate
the production of client reports and significantly streamline client

The Coric suite enables end-to-end management of the client reporting
process while providing dashboard control and workflow automation. Coric puts
control of the reporting process into the hands of the client servicing team,
enabling rapid response to ever-changing client reporting requirements.

According to Philip Keeler, Executive Director - Operations & IT at
Hermes Fund Managers, "When looking for a comprehensive reporting solution to
efficiently deliver tailored and structured reports, Equipos was the obvious
partner. Operationally, Hermes will benefit from a stable client reporting
platform, with timely, accurate and scalable delivery. The implementation of
Coric further enhances our commitment to best-in-class client service."

Equipos CEO Alan Hamilton said: "Coric is the fastest, most flexible and
comprehensive client communications solution on the market today. We are
delighted to welcome Hermes into our rapidly expanding base of users in
Europe, North America and Asia, all of whom are experiencing rapid payback in
terms of increased client satisfaction and lower cost of producing client
reports via multiple channels."


Equipos is a leading international supplier of client reporting, document
management and business process management solutions for institutional and
private client investors and wealth managers. The company's deep-rooted
knowledge of the financial sector enables Equipos to design, develop and
deliver outstanding solutions to industry leaders such as American Century,
Bank Julius Bar, Cazenove Capital Management, Fairbairns Private Bank (Old
Mutual), Hargreave Hale, Hermes Fund Managers, Jupiter Asset Management, LCF
Rothschild, Northern Trust, Rathbones and Rensburg Sheppards.

Hermes Fund Managers

Hermes is a global multi boutique asset manager comprising a series of
specialist investment partnerships with a truly long-term and responsible
approach to delivering investment returns. We offer our clients the best
combination of specialist investment teams and products along with a robust
operating platform from which to operate.

Hermes offers investment solutions which range from alternative
strategies such as private equity, fund of hedge funds, commodities and our
engagement focus funds to real estate, fixed income and specialist equity
products. Hermes invests assets on behalf of over 180 clients* across these
product areas and has GBP26.8bn* under management. Additionally, we help
pension funds meet the highest standards of responsible long term ownership
through our innovative Equity Ownership Service, which has over GBP60
* of assets under stewardship.

Hermes is the principal investment manager for the BT Pension Scheme
(BTPS) which is also the 100% owner of Hermes. This unique relationship gives
us a long-term parent whose requirement for investment excellence is
perfectly aligned with that of our other clients and provides a privileged
insight which informs our product development.

*As at 31 March 2010

Contact: Nicola Cowburn, +44-(0)20-153-1090,

Nicola Cowburn, +44-(0)20-153-1090, press at

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