Investing in the sustainability movement: an alternative approach.


Sustainability is the defining principle of today’s world and is a key driver of long-term value creation. Understanding sustainability issues is critical in distinguishing advantaged versus challenged business models and uncovering both risks and opportunities. 
This Sub-Fund adopts a “long/short” approach to sustainable investing. It aims to benefit from both the potential future growth of well-positioned companies (via “long” positions) and the future weak performance of firms that are ill-equipped for the sustainability movement (via “short” positions). 
The approach also aims to offer investors a smoother returns path – one that is not closely tied to the movements of stock markets.



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Food quality and security
Companies involved in nutrition, novel production techniques and crop yield enhancement; the ‘vegetalisation’ of diets
The future of mobility
Businesses involved in emissions control, energy efficiency, hydrogen as a storage solution for intermittent renewable electricity
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An ageing population
Firms providing medical devices and services, specialised nutrition, incontinence companies
Chemical development
Enabling lower resource intensity or green chemistry, recycling technologies and bioplastics


Why invest?

Our alternative approach not only looks to take advantage of firms that are well positioned from long-term sustainability trends, but also from those that are poorly positioned.


Broad investment opportunities.

In a world where growth can be scarce, we believe that companies strategically positioned to address key environmental and social challenges will be the biggest beneficiaries in the market.

We also believe that the majority of corporate failures in public equity markets are related to governance and management issues.

While many investors take a short-term view on investing, we take a long-term approach. We carry out deep, fundamental, bottom up analysis which looks to identify and measure significant long-term drivers of company valuation, including less tangible environmental, social and/or governance factors.


We believe a long-term approach is vital for investing in the global sustainability movement.



Examples of our sustainable investing themes.

Food quality and security
Health and well-being is one area where the movement towards a more sustainable world is most evident. The adoption of a healthy diet is becoming increasingly important for many developing nations around the world. In addition, Millennials account for a large proportion of the growing demand for healthy, responsibly resourced and packaged products – we see an opportunity in companies supporting this trend.1
The future of mobility
Hydrogen offers tremendous potential, firstly as a zero carbon superfuel to power the next mobility revolution, and secondly as a storage solution for intermittent renewable electricity. This technology is already being adopted globally and we believe that companies at the forefront of this energy revolution offer a compelling investment opportunity.2

Healthy eating is increasing on consumer’s agendas, with millennials leading the way, PwC Blogs, 26 August 2016.
Hydrogen & Fuel Cell, National Renewables Energy Laboratory www.nrel.gov/hydrogen.


Investment philosophy and strategy.


At Lombard Odier Investment Managers, we believe sustainability will drive future return potential.


Deep sector expertise
The Sub-Fund operates with a sector specialist approach focusing on Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples, Materials and Medtech. These sectors are global in nature allowing the team to leverage their insights gained in European markets across the globe.

The investment team have covered their focus stocks for their entire careers and have developed meaningful corporate relationships. This is a key element of the company due diligence process and provides them with valuable insights into wider sectoral trends.

Environmental, Social and Governance analysis
The team utilises a proprietary sustainability rating system it has developed which forms an integral part of idea generation and the overall investment process.

The sustainability rating system acts as an extended company due diligence process ensuring the team carry out analysis on all the ESG factors they deem material to the investment case.

A key pillar of the team’s research is analysing a company’s portfolio of goods and services and how they align with wider Environmental and Social trends or themes.


Sustainability as a return driver 
In a world where growth is scarce and often overestimated, we believe true growth companies will be increasingly rewarded by the market. 

Companies strategically positioned to address key environmental and social challenges may be amongst the biggest beneficiaries. 

Conversely, understanding challenged business models should facilitate the avoidance of value traps and offers opportunities on the short side.



Investment team.


Arnaud Langlois
Portfolio Manager, London
Cyrus Azarmgin 
Senior Analyst, London





Sub-fund information.

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The strategy was accredited by the ‘Towards Sustainability’ quality standard in November 2020 / February 2021, in recognition of our robust sustainability framework, analysis and stewardship approach.

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Source: www.towardssustainability.be. The quality standard is developed on the initiative of Febelfin. Awards and ratings subject to change without notice. The Central Labelling Agency (CLA) assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for the noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations regarding, among others but not limited to, the marketing of financial instruments by a product provider, a financial institution or any other market participant or party who uses the ‘Towards Sustainability’ label.

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