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Hermes appoints Wescott as chairman


Hermes BPK Partners, a $1.6 billion fund of hedge funds established as a partnership with Hermes Fund Managers, owned by the BT Pension Scheme, has appointed Robert Wescott, former White House special assistant, as its new chairman.

With a 30 year career, Wescott is founder and president of Keybridge Research, an economic analysis firm based in Washington, DC. Keybridge has served G-7 governments, major financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies since 2001, with Wescott focusing on global macroeconomics, financial risks, and public policy research.

From 1999 until 2001, Wescott served as special assistant to the US President for