The following risks may be materially relevant but may not always be adequately captured by the summary risk indicator and may cause additional loss: Credit risk, Operational risk and risks related to asset safekeeping and Risks linked to the use of derivatives and financial techniques.

a market leader in convertible bonds.

Convertible bonds give investors the potential to benefit from rising markets while limiting the downside in falling markets due to its bond features. This asymmetrical quality can provide useful diversification for traditional portfolios, especially in uncertain times. 

Our goal has remained steadfast for over 30 years: to capture the return asymmetry inherent in convertible bonds. We search globally for the best opportunities on offer, while seeking to lower risks through market cycles.1


Convertibles: the best of both worlds.

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Convertible bonds are corporate bonds which give investors an option to convert them into the bond issuer’s shares

They allow investors to benefit from potential rises in equity markets, limiting the downside in falling markets2

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They are less sensitive than traditional bonds to movements in interest rates3

As part of a diversified portfolio, they may increase potential performance while reducing volatility in the medium term4



the power of both worlds.

Our aim is to exploit the full potential of this hybrid asset class.

We search across the globe for investment opportunities, looking to bring investors the best the asset class has to offer.

While bold in our investment decisions, we are conservative in our approach to risk. We never invest in convertible bonds with a credit rating below B-, seeking an overall portfolio rating of investment grade at all times.


a balanced approach.

We focus on what we call “balanced convertible bonds”, drawing on both sides of the asset class:


Exposure to equity market rises 
The extent to which the price of the convertible bond is expected to change for any given change in stock price is known as the delta. We aim for a delta between 30% and 60%. 

2 Downside protection from bond characteristics 
We look for a strong bond floor. This is the value of the bond element of the convertible. 


why invest?

A long-standing franchise at Lombard Odier Investment Managers.


LOIM has been investing in convertible bonds since 1987, building up over three decades of convertible bonds experience across both bull and bear markets.


The 11-member investment team performs broad and extensive research, leveraging the research and risk management capabilities of LOIM’s global platforms.

 ♦ We search for the best quality investments across different regions, sectors and styles, targeting an overall credit rating of investment-grade for the portfolio.

investment team.


LOcom_AuthorsAM-Gernath.png Arnaud Gernath 
Head of Convertible Bonds, London


investment philosophy.


At Lombard Odier Investment Managers, we believe sustainability will drive future return potential5


At Lombard Odier Investment Managers, we adopt a three-pillar investment approach to identify sustainability in financial models, business practices and business models. 


Sustainable financial models 
Using rigorous fundamental and technical analysis, we assess companies against our credit risk and liquidity requirements, as well as their underlying stock outlook. 

2 Sustainable business practices 
We look at ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors, seeking to avoid unethical businesses, poor corporate practices and serious controversies
3 Sustainable 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

The end result 

The result is a diversified and high quality global portfolio of balanced convertible bonds, which aims to participate in rising markets while benefiting from the downside protection of a fixed-income structure through the market cycles.5



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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.

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1 There can be no assurance that the Sub-Fund’s investment objective will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital or that a substantial loss will not be incurred. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

2 Source: LOIM, Bloomberg 31 May 2018

3 Source: LOIM, Bloomberg, S&P, BoAML, Barclays, 1989–2016

4 Source: LOIM, MSCI World USD, Thomson Reuters Global Index USD, JP Morgan Global Aggregate Bond Index. Past performance is not a reliable indicator or future performance. There can be no assurance that the Sub-Fund’s investment objective will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital or that a substantial loss will not be incurred

5 There can be no assurance that the Sub-Fund’s investment objective will be achieved, that there will be a return on capital or that a substantial loss will not be incurred.


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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”). 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, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, authorised and regulated by the CSSF as a Management Company within the meaning of EU Directive 2009/65/EC, as amended. This marketing document relates to “Convertible Bond”, a Sub-Fund of Lombard Odier Funds (hereinafter the “Sub-Fund”). 
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Liechtenstein – Paying agent: LGT Bank AG. 
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Netherlands – Paying agent: Lombard Odier Asset Management (Europe) Ltd, Netherlands Branch. 
Spain – Paying agent: Allfunds Bank S.A. – CNMV Number: 498. 
Sweden – Paying agent: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ). 
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