Arnaud Langlois, Portfolio Manager, comments: “We are excited to partner with Lombard Odier IM. The firm’s commitment to the strategy reflects a shared vision that the integration of fundamental sustainable research into the investment process can be a strong source of alpha for equity long / short strategies. We have been truly impressed by the quality of the organisation, the depth of its resources and forward thinking approach. We look forward to working with Lombard Odier IM to build on the exciting opportunities ahead.”

Arnaud Langlois has 20 years’ experience in the investment industry. He was formerly a portfolio manager at Millennium and before that UBS O’Connor, where he launched the O’Connor Sustainability L/S Equity Fund. He also spent nine years in equity research at JPMorgan where he was a top-rated consumer analyst and a pioneer in sustainability research. Cyrus Azarmgin has worked with Arnaud at JP Morgan, UBS O’Connor, and Millennium.

The new strategy will complement Lombard Odier IM’s funds focused on sustainability. These include the Lombard Odier Global Climate Bond investment strategy to help combat climate change, and LO Funds – Global Responsible Equity, which aims to deliver quantifiable social and environmental impact hand-in-hand with financial performance.