our expertise in the middle east.

Lombard Odier has been active in the Middle East for half a century. We focus on a single business: preserving and growing your wealth for generations to come. We offer bespoke solutions that align with your objectives and values. Our bank has been independently owned for over 220 years. We have thrived over that time by being solid and sustainable, and we combine a spirit of enterprise with values of integrity, prudence and responsibility.

Local expertise, international network

Lombard Odier has been committed to serving its clients in the Middle East for more than 50 years. Our single Middle East team has experts in Geneva, Zurich and London, as well as on the ground. In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, we have had a representative office in Dubai since 2007, and we opened a branch in Abu Dhabi in April 2019, in order to bring us closer to our clients and serve them onshore with global expertise via local and bespoke solutions. These multidisciplinary and multicultural teams rely on the asset management resources at our head office in Switzerland and at multiple booking centres around the world.

Personalised portfolio management

Our investment philosophy is geared to the long term, and we manage risk accordingly. We offer individual, flexible, transparent portfolio management that adapts to the changing economic environment. If you want to take a more hands-on approach, our advisory investment service allows you to be more involved in the management of your assets, supported by our team of experts.

Bespoke solutions compliant with Islamic finance principles

Lombard Odier has been offering its clients investment solutions in-line with the principles of Islamic finance since 2012. These solutions are founded on a moral and ethical code, which seeks to protect investors from speculation and excessive risk. In February 2018, our discretionary mandate1 was officially certified as “Shariah-compliant” by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors, an eminent Shariah Advisory Firm. It is a fully-customisable solution, which clearly differentiates it from other offerings in the market.  It draws on our more than 200-year heritage as a socially responsible firm and makes full use of our ability to develop sustainable investment solutions.

Prudence and stability

Lombard Odier is an independent group entirely owned by its Partners, who are both owners and managers. We are prudent in the management of our balance sheet, which is highly liquid and conservatively invested. Our capital ratio is more than twice that required by our regulators. We are one of the world's most highly capitalised banks2 and do not rely on external debt.

Sustainable investment is part of our DNA

Since its foundation, Lombard Odier has always been a socially responsible firm, forging a long tradition of engagement with communities and sustainable development issues. In March 2019, we received B Corp certification, one of the world’s most advanced ratings for corporate sustainability. We believe that sustainability is a revolution, which will generate higher investment returns in the medium term. This global shift is already transforming our economies, the companies that drive them, and the way we invest. And whilst this is undoubtedly a time of intense instability, it is also a time of great opportunity.

State-of-the-art multichannel technological platform

Our award-winning global technology platform allows you to view and manage all your assets, across multiple accounts and countries, using our intuitive ‘My LO’ interface, available online and via our app.

Recognised expertise

Lombard Odier’s strong and consistent growth in the Middle East has received acclaim from the financial industry. Our bank has won seven prestigious awards over the last seven years, including ‘Best Overall GCC Private Bank’ at the WealthBriefing GCC Region Awards 2018.

Mandate and offering only available at Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd, Switzerland
29.9% Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CET1) - Source: Lombard Odier – 31 December 2018

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Christophe Lalandre Local Managing Director

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