The Asian Banker

Lombard Odier strengthens Asia Pacific leadership team
Sep 02, 2013

Hong Kong/ Singapore/ London, August 29th 2013 - Fred Horsey joined this month as co-Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel. Christophe Morel, who is currently part of Lombard Odier Group’s Internal Audit unit, will relocate from Geneva to become the Chief Risk Officer for the Asia-Pacific team on September 1.

The two executives will be Hong Kong-based and report to Vincent Duhamel, Head of Lombard Odier Asia-Pacific. Both positions are new roles.

“Operational excellence is key to driving our growth plans in Asia”, said Mr Duhamel. “In the past two years we have expanded our services to clients and more than doubled our presence in the region. Fred and Christophe bring energy, insights and expertise in operational and internal development and their appointments significantly enhance our ability to add value for clients.”

Lombard Odier has been present in Asia for more than 25 years with offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore and has partnerships with JBWere in Australia and KB Kookmin Bank in South Korea. The firm provides high net worth and institutional clients with wealth management advice and specialized services such as estate planning, family business expertise and philanthropy or solutions for independent asset managers. Lombard Odier also offers innovative products including truly diversified risk-based portfolios, thematic equity investments, convertible bonds, total return and fundamentally weighted fixed income products as well as single-manager hedge funds.

Fred Horsey works jointly with Singapore-based co-COO Hansreudi Kern and has lived and worked in Asia for over 15 years. He brings experience across operations, product development and regulatory affairs. Mr Horsey manages overall finance, operations, legal & compliance and human resource processes at Lombard Odier Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining the firm, Mr Horsey held similar roles at Barclays Global Investors and Janus Capital. In addition he was the head of product development at JPMorgan Asset Management in Asia for seven years.

Christophe Morel has been with Lombard Odier since 2000 and is relocating to Hong Kong from his current position of Senior Vice President of Lombard Odier Group’s Internal Audit Department in Geneva. He has managed governance, audit and internal controls for the firm in both Europe and Lombard Odier Investment Managers in the United States. Before joining Lombard Odier he held internal auditing positions at HSBC Republic Bank and UBS.


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Keywords: Fred Horsey, Christophe Morel, Lombard Odier

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