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Bettina Ducat appointed co-head of Lombard Odier Investment Managers

 Bettina Ducat appointed co-head of Lombard Odier Investment Managers

Lombard Odier Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Bettina Ducat as co-head of Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) as of 5 March 2024*. She will be based in Geneva and will become a Limited Partner of the Group. Bettina Ducat will jointly lead LOIM, Lombard Odier’s asset management division, together with Managing Partner Jean-Pascal Porcherot.


Before joining Lombard Odier, Bettina Ducat was CEO of La Financière de l'Echiquier (LFDE) and Deputy CEO in charge of Asset Management of the Primonial Group, where she successfully developed and diversified the overall business, while implementing innovative financial solutions and sustainability-focused strategies. Within this role, she also managed the buyout of LFDE to la Banque Postale. Prior to this, Bettina worked for AXA Investment Managers for more than 13 years, including as Global Head of Distribution. She holds an MBA from EM Lyon and a visiting degree from the University of St Gallen.


Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Managing Partner, commented,

“Bettina Ducat’s leadership experience and track record in equities, distribution and the development of investment strategies underpinned by sustainability will be of great value to LOIM. We are pleased to welcome her to the Group as we continue to grow our asset management offering.”

Bettina Ducat said,

“I am delighted to join LOIM, a leading asset management firm with a clear focus. I look forward to working alongside Jean-Pascal Porcherot to further grow and develop the business, with a view to providing clients with best-in-class investment strategies.”

*subject to regulatory approval


About Lombard Odier IM

At Lombard Odier Investment Managers, we are rethinkers with one goal in mind. To provide our clients with outstanding investment solutions that meet their needs for the long term and evolve to thrive in the challenging world in which we all live. 

We are focused investment specialists, seeking out investment opportunities that lie on less trodden paths, where our diverse and talented team can add genuine, persistent, value to our clients. We constantly rethink what we know and do, innovating to create new strategies and develop new ways of investing. 

We believe that the next economic revolution has already begun and that sustainability will be a major driver of returns for the foreseeable future and beyond. For those with the skills to adapt to this new reality, sustainability will create new sources of alpha, open up new investment opportunities and lead to enhanced return and reduced portfolio risk.

Our team of sustainability experts combine sophisticated data sources, academic rigour and technical innovation to create leading-edge, science-based tools that provide unique insights that are available to all our investment professionals. 

These unique insights are reflected directly in our growing range of dedicated sustainable investment strategies that are aligned to this core belief - That our economic model must move from being Wasteful, Idle, Lopsided and Dirty to become Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean. We call this The CLIC® Economy.

With more than 180 investment professionals, we are a global business with a network of 13 offices across Europe, Asia and North America and have assets under management of 62 billion CHF (as at 31 December 2023). 



Celeste Herriger
Head of PR, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
Tel.: +44 20 3206 6167

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