shariah-compliant investment offering.

    We have been offering Shariah-compliant investment solutions in line with the principles of Islamic finance since 2012. Our Shariah-compliant discretionary mandate falls within our long tradition of social responsibility and the resulting ability to develop sustainable and responsible investment solutions.

    At Lombard Odier, we seek to be the private bankers of reference for our clients and their families – not just today, but over the long term, generation after generation. Lombard Odier has been active in private banking in the Middle East for half a century, with offices today in  Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Our Shariah-compliant finance and investment expertise are well recognised.  We won our first Islamic finance award in 2019 and have since been awarded for the fourth year in a row 'Best Shariah-Compliant Wealth Management Offering' by the WealthBriefing MENA Awards for Excellence.


    65 years of Middle East market experience


    Abu Dhabi branch opened in 2019


    Dubai office for over 10 years


    International teams (Geneva, Zurich, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi)

    Lombard Odier Assayil

    Lombard Odier Assayil

    Today, we offer Islamic investment solutions, including our Shariah discretionary mandate, under the umbrella brand “Lombard Odier Assayil.”

    The term ‘Assayil’ implies many things in Arabic, including purity, authenticity and solid fundamentals, and the bloodline of a thoroughbred horse. We have chosen it to describe our unique and fast-growing Islamic investment franchise.

    We are seeing an acceleration in demand for Shariah-compliant strategies, and are therefore expanding and developing our universe of Islamic investment solutions

    We are seeing an acceleration in demand for Shariah-compliant investment strategies, and are therefore expanding and developing our universe of Islamic investment solutions. We are doing this together with other “rethinkers” in the Middle East, via our first collaborations in the region.

    Lombard Odier Shariah-compliant investment solutions 1

    In 2018, our Shariah mandate was officially certified as Shariah-compliant by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors, an eminent Shariah Advisory Firm.

    Our aim in developing this mandate was not to offer a single, Shariah-compliant product, but a fully customisable investment portfolio that gives clients seeking Islamic investment solutions access to the full capabilities of a global wealth manager

    The mandate is available in conservative, balanced and growth profiles, or entirely bespoke solutions. Depending on the individual client’s suitability, risk profile and investment preferences, it can be built using any mixture of sukuks, equities and short-term instruments, Shariah-compliant funds and exchange-traded products, and investments in areas such as real estate, gold and structured products.

    Our Shariah mandate has won numerous industry awards. These include: 'Best Islamic Wealth Management Proposition” at the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2019, Highly Commended for 'Best Private Bank Islamic Services' at the PWM/The Banker Awards 2020 (Financial Times publications),  and Best Overall International Private Bank' and 'Best Shariah-Compliant Wealth Management Offering' at the WealthBriefing MENA Awards for Excellence 2022.


    Innovative collaboration with SEDCO Capital in sustainability

    In order to expand our Shariah-compliant investment offering, in 2021 we collaborated with SEDCO Capital, a renowned asset manager in the Middle East. The investment solutions expertise of our two companies is aligned with both the principles of Islamic finance and sustainability. This has notably led to the first-of its-kind sustainable equity investment strategy – one which is Shariah-compliant and adapted to European UCITS2 standards.

    Lombard Odier & Islamic finance – why and how

    Innovative collaboration with SEDCO Capital

    We believe Islamic finance to be an important conduit for promoting socially responsible investments, which are an integral part of our DNA.

    A. Leclercq, Partner of the Holding Privé Lombard Odier

    Lombard Odier, a legitimate player in Shariah investments


    a bespoke solution true to the principles of Islamic finance


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    • Eight-year winning streak in the Middle East

      For a consecutive 8th year, we're honoured to have been recognised for our local offerings. On 13 November, we’ve been awarded "Best Shariah Compliant Wealth Management Offering" and ‘Best Overall International Private Bank’ by the WealthBriefing MENA Awards 2019 in Dubai. Present in the region for the past 50 years and Shariah compliant since 2018, we're proud to have developed an innovative & bespoke solution for our clients in this fast-growing and strategic region.

    • Brand Strategy and Islamic Services Win Flagship Industry Awards

      Our brand strategy and our Islamic offering have received prestigious industry recognitions at the PWM/The Banker Global Private Banking Awards 2019 on October 31st in London. We’re honoured to see our expertise and personalised services recognised. Lombard Odier aims to continue to rethink wealth management and to provide our clients with exceptional solutions and services.  

    • Lombard Odier wins first Islamic finance award

      Presented at the 2019 Islamic Business & Finance Awards, the win recognises our growing Middle Eastern franchise and commitment to innovative Islamic finance.

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