Lombard Odier Investment Managers and Systemiq announce holistiQ Investment Partners

holistiQ will identify and invest into critical themes of the environmental transition expected to reshape the world economy in the coming decades, generating investment performance. As a dedicated sustainable investment platform within Lombard Odier Investment Managers, it will deploy capital for a net-zero and nature-positive economy.

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”), the asset management arm of Swiss banking group Lombard Odier, and Systemiq, the leading system change company, have announced a new partnership to build holistiQ Investment Partners (“holistiQ”), the firms said in a press release.

holistiQ will operate as a new platform within LOIM solely dedicated to sustainable investing and will combine Lombard Odier’s asset management heritage, commitment to sustainability and investment track record, with Systemiq’s deep analytical understanding and expertise in economic system transformation.

Driven by clear convictions on the speed and scale of the economic transition, the platform will seek to deploy capital to capture investment opportunities, concentrating on the transformation of key economic systems such as energy; land and oceans; and materials. holistiQ will aim to offer a diversified, innovative suite of investment strategies across both public and private markets with a dedicated pillar on nature-based solutions.

Robust research and science-based forecasting of the economic transition to a more sustainable and regenerative future, and the impact this will have across sectors and geographies, should enable holistiQ to support clients to capitalise on new investment opportunities across the environmental transition to drive healthy potential returns.

holistiQ will be led jointly by our Managing Partner, Taraneh Azad, and by Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Lombard Odier Managing Partner in charge of the asset management business, alongside their current roles. They will be overseeing a team of more than 100, drawn from across both LOIM and Systemiq, combining cutting-edge quantitative research with highly-skilled investment professionals.

 Jeremy Oppenheim, Founding Partner, Systemiq, said:

“To build a net positive global economy, $5-6 trillion of investment capital needs to be deployed across the world every year, most of this will be private capital. Systemiq has worked with Lombard Odier for several years and we have found the perfect partner with whom to build holistiQ. Combining the best research capabilities from across the two houses, we will develop distinctive investment strategies with clear convictions based on both scientific and economic insights.”