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Lombard Odier creates head of stewardship role

Rebeca_CoriatSwiss firm Lombard Odier Investment Managers has appointed Rebeca Coriat to the new role of head of stewardship.

Joining from Investec Asset Management (soon to be named Ninety One), Coriat will be responsible for leading stewardship activities with a focus on sustainability, corporate governance, as well as ESG analysis.

At Investec, she was most recently ESG analyst responsible for advising portfolio managers on global proxy voting and taking the lead on company engagements.

She reports to Dr Christopher Kaminker, head of sustainable investment research, strategy and stewardship at the fund house, who said Coriat will be “key” in defining the firm’s stewardship strategy going forward.

“As investors, we feel we have an important role to play in helping to drive positive change in the companies and economies we invest in and engagement and stewardship are crucial in our efforts to achieve this,” he added.

According to Lombard Odier – which manages 54 billion Swiss francs (€51 billion) of assets – sustainability is “central” to its investment philosophy.

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