Lombard Odier Investment Managers hires equity portfolio manager

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (Lombard Odier IM) has appointed François Meunier as equity portfolio manager, based in London.

In this newly created role, Meunier will focus on finding global investment opportunities, with a focus on disruption and innovation broadly across sectors, up and down the value chain. Meunier will report to Didier Rabattu, head of equities.

Meunier joins from Morgan Stanley, where he had been head of technology equity research since 2010. As part of this role, he was also a strategic advisor to the UK Prime Minister Downing Street Office and France's Ministry of Economy. During his time at Morgan Stanley, he established a franchise around digitalisation and automation, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Meunier was head of technology equity research at JPMorgan Cazenove for six years.

"We are delighted to welcome Francois to the team. At Lombard Odier we believe a sustainability revolution is underway. Digital disruption and innovation are a key driver of this revolution. Francois brings a wealth of experience that will help us continue to identify companies that can deliver sustainable excess economic returns for our clients in the long term," comments Rabattu.

Meunier adds some thoughts on his new position, "Disruptive and innovative technologies will play a key role in accelerating the trend towards sustainability. This creates significant investment opportunities for those who are willing and able to adapt to the changing economic and social landscape. I am excited to be joining a company which has demonstrated that they are at the forefront of this kind of thinking and are determined to ensure investors benefit from it."