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Lombard Odier Investment Managers bolsters 1798 Alternatives with new hire

Lombard Odier Investment Managers bolsters 1798 Alternatives with new hire

Alexis Maubourguet to launch uncorrelated absolute return strategy

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) announces the appointment of Alexis Maubourguet to launch an uncorrelated absolute return strategy for institutional clients, due to go live in early 2020.

Alexis was formerly a Volatility Portfolio Manager at Argentière Capital, where he launched and managed their Relative Value Opportunities fund.

Alexis will leverage his past experience by providing clients with a new strategy, called 1798 ADAPT (Acyclical Diversifying Alpha via Parameters Trading), which aims to benefit from dislocations on derivatives parameters (volatility, correlation, dividends, etc.), both structural and occasional, across asset classes (Equity, FX and Commodity). 

Jean-Pascal Porcherot, CEO of Lombard Odier IM’s 1798 Alternatives, says: “In today’s volatile environment we are seeing high demand for truly uncorrelated strategies. With Alexis joining the team, 1798 will benefit from his extensive experience in volatility and correlation strategies targeting absolute returns. This is an important milestone in strengthening our alternative solutions and reinforces our commitment to managing risk for clients.”

Prior to being a Volatility Portfolio Manager at Argentière Capital for over three years, Alexis was a Portfolio Manager on the Global Emerging Markets and Macro Fund at BTG Pactual. Alexis also spent almost a decade trading derivatives on the sell side for JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank in New York and London. Alexis is based in Geneva and reports to Jean-Pascal Porcherot, CEO of 1798 Alternatives. He joined on 18 November.  


About Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier Investment Managers is the asset management business of the Lombard Odier Group, which has been wholly owned and funded by its partners since its establishment in 1796. 

Our independent structure and our partners’ involvement in the day-to-day management of the firm allows us to focus entirely on our clients’ needs, fostering trust and alignment of interest. Throughout our history, we have been rethinking the old and embracing the new in our efforts to help our clients achieve their objectives in a changing world. 

We provide a range of investment solutions to a group of clients that are all long-term oriented in their many and diverse ways. Our heritage, and our combination of the best of conservatism and innovation, keeps us well-positioned to create lasting value for our clients. Our investment capabilities span Fixed Income, Convertible Bonds, Equities, Multi-Asset and Alternatives.

Sustainability is absolutely central to our investment philosophy; we believe it is the founding principle of economic outcomes, and will drive investment returns over the long term. 
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 52 billion CHF (as at 30 September 2019).

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