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Hans-Christoph Hirt

Hans-Christoph Hirt

Job title
Managing Director, Head of Impact Engagement
United Kingdom
Current employer
UBS Asset Management

Hans joined UBS Asset Management’s SI team in August 2022 as Head of Impact Engagement. In his role he leads on focused corporate engagement working closely with investment teams to drive value-enhancing outcomes that support clients’ return and impact objectives.

Prior to joining UBS, Hans was Managing Director and a member of the Board of EOS at Federated Hermes. EOS is a leading global provider of engagement and voting services. Before becoming Head of the EOS business, Hans was part of the firm’s European activist fund, led high-profile engagements and regional and functional teams and served as the firm’s Head of Engagement. He began his career at the international law firm Ashurst in London, where he qualified as a solicitor, after researching and teaching corporate law at the London School of Economics.

Hans is a non-executive director of Hermes Pension Trustees Limited, the legacy pension scheme of Hermes Investment Management.

In addition to his work in the financial services sector, Hans is affiliated with the Law School at University College London (UCL) for many years. He is the author of many articles and thought pieces on a wide range of corporate governance and sustainability topics and the co-editor of a forthcoming book on Investment Management, Stewardship and Sustainability.

Hans has a multi-disciplinary background in business administration, law, accounting and auditing, asset management and climate science. 

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