Lombard Odier IM’s Jan Straatman joins the 300 Club

Jan StraatmanJan Straatman, global chief investment officer of Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM) has joined the 300 Club, an independent group made up of leading investment professionals from across the globe.

Straatman joined LOIM in March 2012, and has been a capital partner since January 2013. Prior to joining LOIM, he was global chief investment officer at ING Investment Management (now NN Investment Partners), overseeing €330 billion of client assets and 800 investment professionals across 30 locations.

He also previously served as chief executive officer/chief investment officer at Axial Investment Management, a Pearl Group (now Phoenix Group) firm that later merged with Ignis Asset Management in November 2008. Other positions include chief investment officer for capital markets with the €300 billion Dutch pension plan, ABP.

Straatman says: “The investment industry is going through significant changes and it’s imperative to question and challenge current thinking. What may have worked a decade ago will no longer be relevant in today’s markets.

“I admire the work of The 300 Club, and am looking forward to moving the debate forwards and maximising the opportunities for ordinary savers.”

The 300 Club aims to raise awareness about the potential impact of current market thinking and behaviours, and members publish papers that focus on some of the challenges the industry is facing. These include dynamic asset allocation, risk management, manager selection, principal-agency relationship, long-horizon investing and client engagement.

Before Straatman, the 300 Club’s most recent appointment was Ron Barin, vice president and chief investment officer, pension plan investments at metals technology, engineering and manufacturing company, Alcoa.

Other members include Saker Nusseibeh, founder of Hermes Investment Management, Robert Talbut, former chief investment officer of Royal London Asset Management and Yves Choueifaty, president of TOBAM.

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