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Vontobel Hires Lombard Odier AsiaPac CIO Nakamura to Lead Sustainable Equities Boutique

The Zurich-based asset management business Vontobel announced Jean-Louis Nakamura's appointment as Head of its Sustainable Equities Boutique.

After 14 years in the Swiss private bank Lombard Odier, where he most recently served as Chief investment officer for Asia Pacific and CEO of Lombard Hong Kong, Nakamura has joined Vontobel. Before joining Lombard Odier, he served as CEO and CIO of the French Pension Reserve Fund and the Civil Service Pension Fund.

Christel Rendu de Lint, Vontobel's Deputy Head of Investments, stated:

"Jean-Louis Nakamura's appointment demonstrates our commitment to our sustainable equity capabilities. I anticipate working with Jean-Louis. His excellent investment expertise and experience in managing investment teams will help us further develop the boutique at a time when sustainable investing is entering an exciting new phase and investors are seeking creative and transparent solutions."

In his new position, Nakamura will oversee a team of 35 investment professionals in Zurich, Milan, and Hong Kong. The 15 billion Swiss francs (US$15 billion) boutique firm offers solutions in sustainable developing market equities, Swiss stocks, impact investment, and theme investing.

Hans Speich, who has served for sixteen years at Vontobel, is succeeded by Nakamura.

Nakamura said:

"I am ecstatic to join Vontobel, whose excellent investment culture and portfolio management rigor assist investors in achieving their long-term financial goals."

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