Federated Hermes is an investment manager headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1955 and incorporated on October 18, 1957, the company manages $575.9 billion of customer assets, as of Dec. 31, 2019. The corporation offers 135 different types of mutual funds spanning equity, fixed-income, alternative/private markets, multi-asset and liquidity management strategies and a range of separately managed account strategies. Clients include corporations, government entities, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, banks and broker/dealers.
Federated Investors was founded in 1955 by high school classmates John F. Donahue, Richard B. Fisher, and Thomas J. Donnelly.
Aetna acquired a majority ownership stake in Federated Investors in 1982; at the time Federated had nearly $30 billion in assets under management. In 1989, Federated management purchased Aetna's stake for $345 million, reestablishing majority control of the company. In 1996, Federated management paid $100 million to acquire the remaining 25% stock ownership still held by Aetna. Federated completed an initial public offering on the NYSE on May 14, 1998.
In 1991 Federated established Federated International Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary in Dublin, Ireland, becoming the first U.S. company whose registered money market funds were approved for distribution to the European community. In 1998, Federated launched a venture with insurer LVM-Versicherungen Münster to offer Federated funds in Germany.
Highest paying job titles at Federated Hermes include Digital Marketing Specialist, Internal Audit Manager, and Senior Database Administrator