The following risks may be materially relevant but may not always be adequately captured by the summary risk indicator and may cause additional loss: Liquidity risk, Operational risk and risks related to asset safekeeping and Concentration risk.

Swiss equities: Home to high quality growth leaders

Swiss companies are well known for its long record of stability and strong governance. Switzerland is home to some of the best known brands in the world, and its biggest names are global leaders across many sectors, including pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, wealth management, insurance and industrials.  Given their high-quality nature, Swiss companies stand out in terms of key financial metrics such as earnings growth, profit margins, return on invested capital / return on equity and free cash flow generation, driving long-term outperformance.

Swiss equities

Swiss companies are leading in innovation and competitiveness

Quality and innovation drive superior financial metrics:  Dividend yields and
ROE are key drivers of Swiss stocks

Long-term outperformance    

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Switzerland ranks #1 in global competitiveness1 and in terms of innovation2, making many Swiss companies global leaders in various industries and niches. For this reason, they have generally outperformed many comparable European and global counterparts in the past.    

Swiss equities have one of the highest excess dividend yields and returns on invested capital (ROIC) globally.3

Swiss equities have outperformed global equities over the last 20 years. In particular Swiss small & mid caps have outperformed the MSCI world strongly over the last 20 years despite a lower realized annual volatility.4


1 World Economic Forum competitiveness report 2019
2 European Innovation Scoreboard 2020
Exceed dividend yields based on premium over 10-year government bond yield.  
Cumulative returns since 2000 vs MSCI World Index.  


Sustainability at the heart of investment philosophy.

Strong ESG Solutions and Sustainable Investment Research, Strategy & Stewardship teams. The Swiss equities team leverages the expertise in terms of stewardship/engagement and makes use of proprietary ESG tools (ESG company analyzer). 

Why invest ?

High conviction investment approach:  Bottom-up fundamental research

Our bottom-up investment approach and stock selection capabilities are based on comprehensive fundamental research. We aim to identify high-quality market leaders with clear competitive advantages, proven management and above-average growth prospects.

We have our ears on the ground: The core teams holds over 300 company/management meetings per annum to stay close to investment opportunities.


Basis of our analysis

In our top down analysis of sectors and regions, we seek to identify business models that have resilience through the cycle and have sustainable above-average growth potential by catering to long-term structural mega trends.

Financial models
Using rigorous fundamental analysis, we look for companies that are strong stewards of capital, i.e.  that exhibit strong capital efficiency, strong cash generation and limited dependency on external capital.

Business practices
We look at ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors, seeking to avoid unethical businesses, poor corporate practices, and serious controversies.

Business model
In our top-down analysis of sectors and regions, we look at the implications of long-term structural trends. This helps us shape the portfolio’s overall thematic exposure globally.

No cutting corners.  We want to invest in companies with staying power over the medium- to long-term.  We analyse a company's sustainability through looking for good stewards of capital, conscientious behaviour and strategic vision that will carry them beyond the remits of a single economic cycle.  


Investment team.


Johan Utterman
Portfolio Manager


Fabian Wiederin  
Co-Portfolio Manager 


Nicola Jäggi
Equity Analyst 

The team has a global perspective on stocks, having professional fund management experience as investors in global stocks, establishing a valuable network of investor contacts.  A global view helps on single stocks as well as on tactical allocation. In addition, our in-house roster of global sector research analysts provides valuable cross-reads to Swiss stocks from US, European and Asian comparable companies. 

The portfolio management team has specialized domain expertise in the healthcare, financial services, industrials sectors. Those sectors require specialist knowledge, are complex and feature prominently in Swiss small & mid cap indices. Healthcare, financial services and industrials account for close 60% of the SPI Extra weights.

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LO Funds - Swiss Equity

Asset Class Equities
Strategy Regional Equities
Category Switzerland
Share class name ISIN Currency Date NAV
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, (CHF) I A ISIN LU1577896787 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 19.05
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, (CHF) M A ISIN LU1079727902 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 18.65
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, (CHF) M D ISIN LU1079728462 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 17.33
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, (CHF) N A ISIN LU1079727068 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 19
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, (CHF) N D ISIN LU1079727571 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 17.98
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, (CHF) P A ISIN LU1079729510 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 17.46
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, X1, (CHF) M A ISIN LU1976909926 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 19.08
Share class name LO Funds - Swiss Equity, X1, (CHF) M D ISIN LU1976910007 Currency CHF Date 6/19/24 NAV 17.45
Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. If the funds are denominated in a currency other than that in which the majority of the investor's assets are held, the investor should be aware that changes in rates of exchange may affect the value of the funds' underlying assets. The portfolio risk management process includes an effort to monitor and manage risk, but does not imply low risk.

Important information

Lombard Odier Funds (hereinafter the “Fund”) is a Luxembourg investment company with variable capital (SICAV). The Fund is authorised and regulated by the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector (CSSF) as an Undertaking for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities UCITS under Part I of the Luxembourg law of the 17 December 2010 implementing the European directive 2009/65/EC, as amended (“UCITS Directive”). This marketing document particularly relates to Global FinTech, a Sub-Fund of LO-Funds (hereinafter the “Sub-Fund”).
The Management Company of the Fund is Lombard Odier Funds (Europe) S.A. (hereinafter the “Management Company”), a Luxembourg based public limited company (SA), having its registered office at 291, route d’Arlon, 1150 Luxembourg, authorised and regulated by the CSSF as a Management Company within the meaning of EU Directive 2009/65/EC, as amended; and within the meaning of the EU Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD). The purpose of the Management Company is the creation, promotion, administration, management and the marketing of Luxembourg and foreign UCITS, alternative investment funds ("AIFs") and other regulated funds, collective investment vehicles or other investment vehicles, as well as the offering of portfolio management and investment advisory services.

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) is a trade name. 
The prospectus, the articles of incorporation, the Key Investor Information Documents, the subscription form and the most recent annual and semi-annual reports are the only official offering documents of the Sub-Fund’s shares (the “Offering Documents”). The Offering Documents are/will become available in English, French, German and Italian at www.loim.com and can be requested free of charge at the registered office of the Sub-Fund in Luxembourg: 291 route d’Arlon, 1150 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The information contained in this marketing communication does not take into account any individual’s specific circumstances, objectives or needs and does not constitute research or that any investment strategy is suitable or appropriate to individual circumstances or that any investment or strategy constitutes a personal investment advice to any investor. This marketing communication is not intended to substitute any professional advice on investment in financial products. Before making an investment in the Sub-Fund, an investor should read the entire Offering Documents, and in particular the risk factors pertaining to an investment in the Sub- Fund. We would like to draw the investor’s attention toward the long-term nature of delivering returns across the economic cycle and the use of financial derivative instruments as part of the investment strategy may result in a higher level of leverage and increase the overall risk exposure of the Sub-Fund and the volatility of its Net Asset Value. Investors should take care to assess the suitability of such investment to his/her particular risk profile and circumstances and, where necessary, obtain independent professional advice in respect of risks, as well as any legal, regulatory, credit, tax, and accounting consequences. There can be no assurance that the Sub-Fund’s investment objective will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Where the Sub-Fund is denominated in a currency other than an investor’s base currency, changes in the rate of exchange may have an adverse effect on price and income. Please take note of the risk factors.

MSCI information may only be used for internal purposes, may not be reproduced or disseminated in any form whatsoever and may not be used as the basis or constituent element of any financial instruments, products or indices. MSCI information should not be construed as investment advice or recommendations to you to make (or refrain from making) any investment decision and cannot, as such, be considered reliable. Historical data and analyses should not be considered as any indication or guarantee in any analysis, forecast or prediction of future performance. MSCI information is provided "as is" and the user of this information assumes full responsibility for the use that is made of this information. MSCI, each of its affiliates and others involved in or concerned with the compilation, calculation or creation of MSCI information (collectively the "MSCI Parties") expressly disclaim all warranties (including, without limitation, all warranties of originality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, non-infringement, market value and fitness for a specific purpose) with respect to such information. Without limiting the foregoing, in no event shall the MSCI Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, specific, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, lost profits) or other damages. (www.msci.com). 

Any benchmarks/indices cited herein are provided for information purposes only. No benchmark/index is directly comparable to the investment objectives, strategy or universe of a Sub-Fund. The performance of a benchmark shall not be indicative of past or future performance of any Sub-Fund. It should not be assumed that the relevant Sub-Fund will invest in any specific securities that comprise any index, nor should it be understood to mean that there is a correlation between such Sub-Fund’s returns and any index returns. Target performance/risk represents a portfolio construction goal. It does not represent past performance/risk and may not be representative of actual future performance/risk.

The information and analysis contained herein are based on sources considered to be reliable. Lombard Odier makes its best efforts to ensure the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of the information contained in this marketing communication. Nevertheless, all information and opinions as well as the prices, market valuations and calculations indicated herein may change without notice. Source of the figures: Unless otherwise stated, figures are prepared by Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Limited. The tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each client and may be subject to change in the future. Lombard Odier does not provide tax advice and it is up to each investor to consult with its own tax advisors.

Austria: Paying agent: Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen AG

Belgium: Financial services provider: CACEIS Belgium S.A. The Sub-Fund is not appropriate for Belgian retail investors unless the investment subscription is more than EUR 250,000. Please contact your tax advisor to identify the impacts of the Belgian ta x “TOB” (“Taxe sur les Operations Boursières”) on your transactions, as well as the impacts of the withholding tax (“Précomptes mobiliers”). Lombard Odier has an internal  Complaints Management Service. You can lodge a claim via your Relationship Manager or directly to Lombard Odier (Europe) S.A. Luxembourg, Belgium Branch, Claim Management Service, Avenue Louise 81, Box 12, 1050 Brussels, Fax: (+32) 2 543 08. Alternatively you can address your complaint free of charge to the national complaint service in Belgium, OMBUDSMAN: North Gate II, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, n°8 Boîte 2 2, 1000 Brussels, Tel : (+32) 2 545 77 70, Fax : (+32) 2 545 77 79, Email: Ombudsman@ Ombusfin.be. 

France: Supervisory Authority: Autoritédes marchés financiers (AMF), Representative: CACEIS Bank, place Valhubert1-3, F-75013 Paris 

Germany: German Information and Paying agent: DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale

Italy: Paying agents: Société Générale Securities Services S.p.A., State Street Bank International GmbH - Succursale Italia, Banca Sella Holding S.p.A., Allfunds Bank S.A., Italian Branch, BNP Paribas Securities Services, CACEIS Bank Italy Branch

Liechtenstein: Paying agent – LGT Bank AG. 

Luxembourg: Custodian, central administration agent, registrar, transfer Agent, paying agent and listing agent: CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch

Netherlands: Supervisory Authority: Autoriteit Financiële Markten(AFM). Representative: Lombard OdierFunds (Europe) S.A. –Dutch Branch, Gustav Mahlerlaan, 1081 LA Amsterdam 

Spain: Paying agent: Allfunds Bank, S.A. – CNMV number: 498

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Sweden: Paying agent: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ)

Switzerland: The Sub-Fund is registered with the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The Offering Documents together with the other Shareholders’ information are/will become available free of charge at the Swiss Representative: Lombard Odier Asset Management (Switzerland) SA., 6, avenue des Morgines, 1213 Petit-Lancy, Switzerland. Swiss Paying Agent: Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA. 11, rue de la Corraterie 1204 Genève, Switzerland. Publications about the Sub-Fund: www.fundinfo.com. The issue and redemption prices and/or the net asset value (with the mention "excluding commissions") of the Share classes distributed in Switzerland: www.swissfunddata.ch and www.fundinfo.com. Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd is a bank and securities dealer authorised and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

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