Global wealth and asset manager Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) and sustainability-focused system designer and developer Systemiq announced today a new partnership to launch holistiQ Investment Partners, a new sustainable investing platform within LOIM.
Founded in 2016, Systemiq is focused on transforming five key systems—energy, nature and food, materials, the built environment, and finance—to improve our way of living and working. The company provides advisory services to help reshape policies and business practices, and also incubates and invests in sustainable transition-focused early-stage businesses. Created to support the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, the company is a certified B Corp.
According to the companies, the new collaboration will combine LOIM’s asset management and investment expertise with Systemiq’s deep analytical understanding and expertise in economic system transformation.
Jeremy Oppenheim, Founding/Senior Partner of Systemiq, said:
“To build a net positive global economy $5-6 trillion of investment capital needs to be deployed across the world every year, most of this will be private capital. Combining the best research capabilities from across the two houses, we will develop distinctive investment strategies with clear convictions based on both scientific and economic insights.”
The new platform will seek to capture investment opportunities driven by the speed and scale of the economic transition, with a focus on the transformation of key economic systems such as energy, land and oceans, and materials. The platform will aim to offer a suite of diversified investment strategies spanning public and private markets, and will include a dedicated pillar on nature-based solutions.
holistiQ will be led by Systemiq Managing Partner Taraneh Azad, and Lombard Odier Managing Partner in charge of the asset management business Jean-Pascal Porcherot. The research-driven platform will have more than 100 professionals working to convert science-based research into advanced investment strategies.
Hubert Keller, Senior Managing Partner at Lombard Odier, said:
“holistiQ exemplifies Lombard Odier’s commitment to continuously develop leading investment solutions to meet the needs of our clients, underpinning our commitment to serving them as a leading sustainable investor focused on delivering performance. We look forward to deepening our existing relationship with Systemiq through this partnership.”