Lombard Odier Investment Managers (Lombard Odier IM) has appointed Arnaud Langlois to launch a global equity long/short strategy with a particular focus on sustainability.
Langlois (pictured) has been appointed as portfolio manager and Cyrus Azarmgin as senior analyst. The strategy, with $100m in invested capital, will be launched in the second quarter of 2018.
Langlois, with 20 years’ experience, joins Lombard Odier IM from Millennium. He previously worked at UBS O’Connor, where he launched the O’Connor Sustainability L/S Equity Fund. Prior to that, he worked for nine years in equity research at JP Morgan, where he was a pioneer in sustainability research.
Before joining Lombard Odier IM, Azarmgin worked with Arnaud at JP Morgan, UBS O’Connor and Millennium.
The new strategy comes to expand Lombard Odier IM’s funds focused on sustainability, including the Lombard Odier Global Climate Bond investment strategy to help combat climate change, and LO Funds – Global Responsible Equity, aimed at delivering quantifiable social and environmental impact hand-in-hand with excess financial performance.
Jean-Pascal Porcherot, CEO of Lombard Odier IM’s 1798 Alternative Platform, said: “There is high demand for long-short funds and strategies which incorporate responsible investment. This is an important milestone in strengthening our alternatives platform and reinforces Lombard Odier IM’s commitment to responsible investing.
“Arnaud Langlois and Cyrus Azarmgin have a deep understanding of how sustainability and other factors work together in a portfolio to generate alpha and we welcome them to the team.”
Arnaud Langlois, Portfolio Manager, commented: “We are excited to partner with Lombard Odier IM. The firm’s commitment to the strategy reflects a shared vision that 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.”