Lombard Odier has collaborated with Atlas Impact Partners to try and strengthen its impact investment offering on its PrivilEdge fund platform.

Investors on the PrivilEdge fund platform can now invest in companies providing solutions to many of the world’s challenges.

The PrivilEdge – Atlas Impact Fund is a long-short absolute return strategy aiming to capture investment opportunities in innovation, disruption, and impact.

Managed by David Lowish and David Castricone, the Fund invests in listed all-cap North America and Developed Europe equities, with a focus on small and medium-sized capitalisations. Furthermore, the fund also takes short positions in companies making problems bigger.

Stéphane Monier, chief investment officer of Lombard Odier’s private bank, said: “Our collaboration with Atlas Impact Partners has been born out of a shared belief that our economy is transitioning towards a model where growth decouples from its social and environmental footprint. At Lombard Odier we call this shift a transition from a WILD (Wasteful, Idle, Lopsided and Dirty) to a Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean (CLICTM) model.

“The PrivilEdge – Atlas Impact Fund strategy combines the opportunity for investors to harness potential returns from some of the most impactful companies, using the power of real impact to seek outperformance. It seeks to invest in businesses that are enabling solutions that can help advance global sustainability goals. We are delighted to partner with Atlas Impact Partners as we continue to provide a wide choice of innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

Robert Brown, senior partner and co-founder of Atlas Impact, added: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Lombard Odier, one of Europe’s leading financial institutions and a thought leader in the areas of impact investing. We can think of no better partner to seek the investment opportunities which will advance many solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”