Chief Investment Office and Founding Partner, Hermes GPE
Peter is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Private Equity at Hermes GPE, a leading investor in global private markets with a 25 year investment track record spanning private equity funds and co-investments. The firm manages c£6 billion of capital for leading institutional investors and pension funds via bespoke and diversified investment portfolios.
Peter is responsible for private equity investment decisions and for all aspects of Hermes GPE’s investment process. He leads the co-investment programme and decisions on allocation and strategy for individual client portfolio construction. He has 33 years of investment experience including 24 years in private equity. Peter is a member of the Hermes GPE Management Committee and Chair of the Private Equity Investment Committee. Previously, he was Managing Director and CIO of the Hermes GPE predecessor organisation, Gartmore Private Equity. Prior to this Peter was Investment Manager of the National Westminster Bank Pension Fund (later known as the RBS Group Pension Fund), responsible for all investments and initiated both the private equity and co-investment programme.
Peter holds a MSc in Economics from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics from the University of Exeter.