TargetNetZero equity

TargetNetZero Global & Europe Equity

Net Zero is about investing in the transition.

At Lombard Odier, we believe that investors need to re-think their approach to net zero.

Although the industry has started to understand the urgency around decarbonisation, many of the solutions available in the market are simplistic, do not sufficiently address the problem and, in some cases, significantly increase the risks and biases within portfolios.

Our TargetNetZero equity funds have a wide range of climate objectives covering the risk of transition, the opportunities and the physical risks associated with climate change.

Portfolios include companies already targeting net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, as well as those without such targets but who may be brought into line through regulatory action, investor engagement and market changes.


TargetNetZero: A focus on the  reduction in emissions across the economy



1. Investors need to act now
The urgent need to reduce carbon in the environment, if we are to prevent a climate catastrophe and its devastating social impacts, is now widely accepted. 


2. The numbers are staggering1
• We currently emit 52 billion tons of CO2 today. Every year
• To keep global warming within 1.5 degrees, by 2050, net emissions must fall to zero 
• And, to hit that target, greenhouse gas emissions must fall 50% by 2030.


3. Exclusions lead to missed investment opportunities
The simplistic approach of exclusions fails to recognise that the greatest positive impact on decarbonisation will come from companies that are currently high emitters and that have the commercial need and financial resources to transition to a much lower level of emissions in the future.

Source: LOIM. For illustrative purposes only. 1World Resources Institute; excludes land use change.

Why invest?

Aligning to the climate transition, our equities funds are aimed at accelerating the transition to net zero.

Carbon footprints alone do not tell us the full picture of climate risks in a portfolio. We believe that maintaining a diversified portfolio that identifies companies on a strong decarbonisation path, irrespective of sector, will help accelerate the transition to net zero and provide compelling returns for investors.
~ Hubert Keller, Senior Managing Partner of Lombard Odier

A holistic approach from LOIM spanning the widest opportunity set:
i. Reduce carbon footprints
ii. Reduce climate transition risk
iii.Offer a viable route for investing across the entire economy
iv. Accelerate climate transition
v. Maintain portfolio diversification
vi. Target climate growth opportunities

Seeking greater climate impact while decarbonising at a faster rate.
The sustainability lens provides greater confidence in the assessment of issuers to separate the winners and losers and capture long-term opportunities in decarbonisation.

• Benchmark: MSCI World/Europe2
• Integrate ESG scores: targeting to be in line or better than the benchmark2
• Controlled: factor/style, sector, country bias
• Low tracking-error: 0.5%-1% ex-ante


Compared to our peers, at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, we aim to deliver on three parameters:

Redeployment of capital

Rising awareness

Market forces

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Reducing the transition risk for investors. Thus generating risk-adjusted returns as our global economy shifts from WILD to CLICTM 3

Offering an investment opportunity in line with the climate goal to limit greenhouses gases and consumer demand.

New targets and regulations are increasingly focused on circularity, nature, equality and net zero. Technological innovation and economies of scale are driving down the costs of CLICTM solutions.3

 1Source: For illustrative purposes only. MSCI World for the sub-fund TargetNetZero Global Equity & MSCI Europe for for the sub-fund TargetNetZero Europe Equity respectively. No benchmark/index is directly comparable to the investment objectives, strategy or universe of a fund. 3 ‘WILD’: Wasteful, Idle, Lopsided, Dirty. CLICTM: Circular, Lean, Inclusive, Clean economic model. 


Investment philosophy and process.

At Lombard Odier Investment Managers, we incorporate proprietary sustainability tools and expert intelligence to align temperature target.

Our investment philosophy: a flexible, disciplined, and transparent approach to deliver sustainable returns.

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Source: LOIM analysis. For illustrative purpose only. Sustainable Investment Research Strategy & Stewardship (SIRSS) and Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) are LOIM's transversal sustainability teams. 1 “Ice cubes” that are significantly reducing global warming. 2 “Burning logs” that are significantly increasing global warming. 3 Coal power, coal mining, unconventional oil and gas. There can be no assurance that investment objectives will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital.


Investment team.



Laurent Joué
Head of Systematic Alternatives & Equities 

Nicolas Mieszkalski
Portfolio Manager – Systematic Equities

Alexey Medvedev, PhD
Deputy Portfolio Manager – Systematic Equities

+1 Portfolio Manager and 1 analyst


Sustainable Investment Research, Strategy & Stewardship team (SIRSS)

Maxime Perrin 
Head of Sustainable Investment

Dr Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, PhD
Head of Sustainability Research


+17 sustainability experts and sector analyst



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