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With five strategic hires, Lombard Odier Investment Managers strengthens distribution in Switzerland

With five strategic hires, Lombard Odier Investment Managers strengthens distribution in Switzerland.

Raphael Kron joins as Head of Institutional Sales for Switzerland; Martin Kazimir joins as Head of Wholesale Switzerland

Lombard Odier Investment Managers ("LOIM") today announces the appointments of five strategic hires in Zurich and Geneva to expand and further strengthen the firm’s distribution platform in Switzerland.


LOIM has appointed Raphael Kron to drive the growth of LOIM’s institutional franchise in Switzerland. Based in Zurich, Raphael brings more than 20 years of investment management experience, most recently from GAM, where he was responsible for institutional business development in Switzerland. 


LOIM’s institutional team is further bolstered with the appointments of Valéry Babey and Benoît Piette, based in Geneva. Valéry and Benoît are responsible for the development and servicing of the Institutional Clients business in Suisse Romande. Valéry and Benoît joined LOIM on 1 June and report to Raphael Kron, Head of Institutional Sales for Switzerland.

Valéry brings extensive experience and a deep expertise of the Swiss institutional market, having previously worked at GAM and Julius Baer Asset Management, where he was responsible for the development and servicing of institutional clients in Suisse Romande.

Benoît joins LOIM from MBS Capital Advice, where he was a Senior Consultant. Previously, Benoît was responsible for institutional advisory services at J. Safra Sarasin and was a portfolio manager at the CERN pension fund. 


LOIM has appointed Martin Kazimir to propel the growth of LOIM’s wholesale franchise in Switzerland. In his new role, Martin is responsible for strengthening the firm’s distribution proposition with intermediaries, including private banks and wealth managers in Switzerland, as well as coordinating coverage of Global Financial Institutions.

Martin will also focus on promoting LOIM’s market-leading sustainability and thematic propositions across the Swiss wholesale client network. Martin joined LOIM on 1 May and is based in Zurich.

Martin joins LOIM from BlackRock in Zurich, where he worked for more than 13 years, most recently as Deputy Head Wholesale Switzerland and Head of Wealth Wholesale Switzerland. Prior to that, Martin spent five years at Goldman Sachs. 


LOIM’s wholesale team is further strengthened with the appointment of Martin Fasel in Zurich. Martin joins LOIM from his family’s business in the automotive sector, where he was in charge of business development, strategy and marketing. Prior to that, Martin worked in roles at BlackRock and Ringier Advertising. Martin joined LOIM on 1 June and reports to Martin Kazimir, Head of Wholesale for Switzerland.


Martin Kazimir and Raphael Kron report to Jonathan Clenshaw, European Head of Sales at LOIM.


Jonathan Clenshaw, European Head of Sales at LOIM comments: "LOIM is enjoying steady growth in Switzerland, which is our home market and a key focus region for the firm. We are delighted to welcome five experienced individuals to support the growth of our institutional and wholesale client base in Switzerland. These appointments reinforce LOIM’s commitment to servicing institutional and wholesale clients with best-in-class investment solutions, underpinned by our firm-wide focus on sustainability.”

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 140 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 63 billion CHF (as at 31 December 2020).

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