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Lombard Odier appoints Pranay Gupta as CIO for Asia

Mr. Gupta has over 20 years of experience in investment management and research.

Lombard Odier is further strengthening its capabilities in Asia with the appointment of Pranay Gupta as Chief Investment Officer – Asia, and Global Head of Investment Solutions. Mr Gupta was previously CIO of ING Investment Management (INGIM) Asia Pacific.

Based in Hong Kong, Mr Gupta is responsible for further strengthening Lombard Odier’s investment capability in Asia and delivering customized investment solutions for clients on a global basis. With over 20 years of experience in investment management and research, he oversaw the management of USD 85 billion of institutional, retail and insurance assets across 10 countries in Asia Pacific at INGIM. Mr Gupta was also a member of the Global Investment Leadership Team which oversaw INGIM’s total asset base of USD 484 billion.

Previously, he was deputy CIO of Pearl Group and a senior member of the ABP Investments management team, one of the largest plan sponsors in the world. Mr Gupta also held positions at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking and J.P. Morgan Fleming Investment Management in Asia. He is co-founder of the Global Association of Alternative Investors, a non-profit, investment think-tank of plan sponsors worldwide.

Mr Gupta will report to Vincent Duhamel, a Limited Partner and Head of Asia for Lombard Odier.

“Pranay’s appointment underlines Lombard Odier’s ability to attract exceptional talent in Asia and our commitment to building our capabilities in the region,” said Vincent Duhamel. “In increasingly dynamic and complex Asian markets, Pranay will help us to ensure that we are adapting our global offering to meet the specific needs of Asian clients as well as those of our global and high net worth clients who are looking for the smartest opportunities.”

Lombard Odier, Geneva's oldest private bank, provides its institutional and high net worth clients with wide-ranging advice in the areas of wealth management and specialized services such as estate planning, family business expertise, philanthropy or solutions for independent asset managers. It also offers a range of innovative investment solutions including thematic funds, convertibles, fundamentally weighted bonds, risk-weighted asset allocation portfolios as well as single-manager hedge funds, according to a Lombard Odier report.

“In volatile markets only the best asset managers are able to stay the course and deliver for their clients,” said Pranay Gupta. “I look forward to working closely with the team at Lombard Odier to offer the very best solutions for each of our clients.

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