Swiss asset manager Lombard Odier Investment Managers has appointed Martin Thommen (pictured) as head of Third-Party Distribution for Europe, effective 1 June 2017.
Thommen will be based in Zurich and will report to Carolina Minio-Paluello, global head of Sales and Solutions.
He joins from UBS Asset Management where he was most recently head of Wealth Management and Personal Banking Distribution Switzerland.
Thommen spent over 30 years at UBS where he held various management positions, including third party distribution for UBS Asset Management.
Minio-Paluello commented: “At Lombard Odier IM we seek to re-evaluate and rethink the world around us and have built an innovative and specialist investment offering that helps investors face the challenges created by unprecedented low yields and intervention of central banks.
“In the last twelve months, we have re-positioned our sales and marketing effort to offer our clients a more customised solutions based approach. In doing so, we have been investing in our solutions and distribution teams to build our capabilities in core markets and better service our clients. We are pleased to welcome Martin, who brings a wealth of experience and insight that will be valuable as we grow our third-party distribution business across Europe.”
LOIM’s assets under management were CHF45bn (€42.1bn) as of 31 December 2016.