Lombard Odier Investment Managers appoints new CIO

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has appointed Jan Straatman as Chief
Investment Officer, a newly-created position, effective 1 March 2012. He joins from ING Investment Management where for the last two years he was Global CIO, overseeing €330bn of client assets.

Straatman will be based in London, reporting to Hubert Keller, a Managing Partner of Lombard Odier and co-responsible for LOIM along with Thierry Lombard.

Straatman joined ING’s European asset management unit as CIO in 2008 before becoming global CIO for that business. While there, he oversaw 800 investment professionals worldwide in 32 locations.

Between 2006 and 2008 he was CEO / CIO at Pearl Group in London and from 2001 to 2006 was CIO Capital Markets at ABP Investments, one of the largest pension funds in the world, based in Amsterdam and New York.

He has also worked for Achmea Global Investors, PVF Pensioenen and began his career at GIM/GIM Capital Management in the Netherlands and United States.

“LOIM has built an investment business that began by asking the most basic questions of how to create value for investors in volatile markets,” said Keller. “Our pioneering approach of bringing the best of alternative and traditional investment management together has led to a thriving range of strategies and funds across Equities, Fixed Income and Asset Allocation. Jan’s investment management experience will help us to generate significant scale while concentrating on the needs of sophisticated private and third-party clients as well as the most demanding of institutional investors.”

LOIM, a subsidiary of Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie, has its headquarters in Geneva, and managed more than CHFF33.7bn on behalf of clients at the end of September. The investment management business offers products including single hedge fund strategies, thematic investments, risk-balanced asset allocation and fundamentally-weighted fixed income products.

The Lombard Odier Group has 25 offices in 18 countries. With CHF140bn under management at end June 2011, the Group employs almost 1,900 staff. Lombard Odier, founded in 1796, is led by seven Managing Partners who represent up to the seventh generation of private bankers in charge of the company.

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