Lombard Odier Investment Managers appoints Head of Stewardship

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Lombard Odier Investment Managers appoints Head of Stewardship

Rebeca Coriat joins in London

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) announces the appointment of Rebeca Coriat as Head of Stewardship, based in London.

Rebeca is responsible for leading LOIM’s stewardship activities with a focus on sustainability, corporate governance and ESG analysis. She joins from Investec Asset Management, where she was an ESG analyst responsible for advising portfolio managers on global proxy voting and taking the lead on company engagements. Previously she served as Senior Associate at ISS, a leading proxy advisory firm and Governance for Owners as Stewardship Services Analyst. Rebeca started her career at Manifest and PIRC, two leading local proxy advisory firms.

Rebeca has more than ten years of experience advising institutional investors on issues relating to corporate governance and ESG matters, taking the lead in corporate engagements with a focus on leveraging these issues to create sustainable long-term value for clients and beneficiaries.

Rebeca started her new role at LOIM in January 2020. She reports to Dr. Christopher Kaminker, Head of Sustainable Investment Research, Strategy & Stewardship at LOIM.

LOIM incorporates the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment, and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) at the heart of its stewardship approach.

Dr. Christopher Kaminker said: “We are delighted to welcome Rebeca to our Sustainable Investment Research, Strategy & Stewardship team. She will be key in further defining our stewardship strategy going forward, and taking the lead on the company engagements that will support the business model and business practice changes required to face the sustainability challenges of the next decades. Rebeca will also advise our portfolio managers on proxy voting to ensure that engagement is followed up with a robust exercise of our underlying clients’ shareholder rights.

“As investors, we feel we have an important role to play in helping to drive positive change in the companies and economies we invest in and engagement and stewardship are crucial in our efforts to achieve this. With Rebeca in our team, we will have even greater capacity to engage on these issues and drive forward the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.”

 

About Lombard Odier IM

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 54 billion CHF (as at 31 January 2020).

 

For more information: www.lombardodier.com

 

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Tel.: +44 20 3206 6167

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