Lombard Odier Appoints Erika Wranegard to Manage Net Zero Fixed Income Strategies
Global wealth and asset manager Lombard Odier Investment Managers announced today the appointment of Erika Wranegard as Portfolio Manager on its Fixed Income team, with responsibility for managing the firm’s TargetNetZero Global and European Investment Grade credit strategies.
Launched in April 2021, the TargetNetZero strategies aim to invest in issuers which can contribute to a reduction in global CO2 emissions and the eventual achievement of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, including those already targeting net zero, as well as issuers that progressively may be brought into alignment through regulatory action, investor engagement and market changes. The strategies go beyond the more common practice of simply comparing investments’ carbon footprints, and utilize a forward-looking methodology and proprietary carbon expertise to target investment opportunities that capture the transition to net zero.
Wranegard joins LOIM from fund manger Öhman, where she served as Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, responsible for managing the Öhman Green Bond Fund and Öhman Sustainable Credit Fund, and was also responsible for developing the firm’s framework for ESG-integration within the fixed income investment process. She also serves as a member of the Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Advisory Committee on Credit Risk and Ratings, and on blockchain-based impact reporting platform Green Asset Wallet’s Advisory Committee.
Yannik Zufferey, CIO, Fixed Income at LOIM said:
“We are delighted to welcome Erika to the team. We have a core conviction that sustainability is one of the most important investment considerations for fixed income investors. Erika’s passion and expertise in sustainable fixed income are a perfect fit for LOIM. We continue to expand our sustainable fixed income franchise and offer forward-looking strategies for clients that capture opportunity and avoid risk in the transition to net zero.”