Gupta, who is based in Hong Kong, is expected to develop Lombard Odier’s investment capability in Asia and deliver “customised investment solutions” to clients globally. According to the company, he has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management and research.
He previously served as CIO at INGIM, where he oversaw the management of $85bn of institutional, retail and insurance assets across ten countries in the Asia Pacific region. Gupta was also a member of the global investment leadership team, responsible for assets of almost $500bn.
Prior to this, he held roles at Pearl Group, ABP Investments, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, and JP Morgan Fleming Investment Management in Asia. He also co-founded the Global Association of Alternative Investors, a non-profit investment think-tank.
Gupta will report to Vincent Duhamel, a limited partner and the head of Asia at Lombard Odier. As International Adviser reported, Duhamel joined the firm last year from SAIL Advisors, to develop its private banking and institutional investment management business in the region.
“In increasingly dynamic and complex Asian markets, Pranay will help us to ensure that we are adapting our global offering to meet the specific needs of Asian clients, as well as those of our global and high net worth clients who are looking for the smartest opportunities,” said Duhamel.
Lombard Odier, which claims to be Geneva’s oldest private bank, advises institutional and high net worth clients on wealth management, and offers services in such areas as estate planning, family business, philanthropy and asset management. It also offers investment solutions.