Global wealth and asset manager Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) announced today the appointment of Dr. Ruben Lubowski to the newly created role of Chief Carbon and Environmental Markets Strategist.

In his new role, Lubowski will help to further develop LOIM’s range of products in the carbon and nature-based solutions space. The company also announced that it intends to launch its first global carbon-focused strategy for private markets in the coming months.

Dr. Lorenzo Bernasconi, Head of Climate and Environmental Solutions at LOIM said:

“Ruben brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be invaluable to the growth of the firm’s carbon and nature-based investment offering. The carbon markets are growing and evolving rapidly, driven by the wave of both government and corporate commitments to address climate change. We see tremendous opportunities in these markets to potentially deliver strong returns and sustainability outcomes. I look forward to working with Ruben on launching a global carbon-focused strategy in the near future that will represent a compelling investment opportunity for clients.”

Lubowski joins LOIM after more than 14 years at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), most recently serving as Chief Natural Resource Economist and Associate Vice-President for Climate and Forests. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, specialising in carbon pricing and economic analysis of environmental policies. In 2019, Lubowski is a co-founder and Special Adviser to the Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the speed and scale of forest conservation to combat the climate crisis, which manages and provides the platform for the LEAF Coalition, a public-private initiative that mobilized $1 billion to protect tropical forests last year. 

Jean-Pascal Porcherot, Co-Head of LOIM and Managing Partner of Lombard Odier, said:

“At LOIM we are committed to hiring industry-leading talent to further expand our sustainable investment offering with a full range of differentiated products across all asset classes, and across public and private markets. Ruben’s appointment is a true reflection of our investment convictions in sustainability and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”