Based in Geneva, Economou will develop the Lombard Odier Pension Fund investment model to run for external pension clients and sovereign wealth funds.He spent five years at the head of CERN’s fund, developing a risk-based approach for its investments, which became known as the CERN Model.Prior to this, he was assistant treasurer of ITT Corporation and managed pension fund assets and liabilities based in New York.Economou will report to Jan Straatman, LOIM’s CIO.On Economou’s appointment, Straatman said: “Théodore’s depth of experience running pension funds and his outstanding knowledge of their investment needs in building portfolios will be extremely valuable to our clients.” Former CERN Pension Fund chief executive Théodore Economou is set to lead Lombard Odier Investment Managers’ (LOIM) multi-asset and fiduciary management business.Economou announced he was stepping down from the CERN fund in July 2014 but said he expected to stay chief executive until his tenure finished in August this year and assist with the search for his successor.However, he will now join the Swiss private bank’s asset management arm from February, serving as CIO of its multi-asset business, which manages around $5.2bn (€4.5bn) in assets.While still at CERN, he was announced as an adviser to the Lombard Odier Pension Fund to help develop its risk-based investment strategy, which it initiated in 2009.
Precisely regarding his desire and motivation, the Pole has confessed his continued hunger. “I spend the game asking for or wanting the ball. If I have scored a goal, I want another. If I have three, I must do the fourth. Sometimes colleagues say to me: ‘Don’t you realize that we have another game in two or three days?’ But for me, if you’re having a good time, if you love sports, if you love scoring goals, it’s never enough. “ Asked if it is true that three years ago, after playing against Madrid with Bayern, Cristiano and Ramos told him that he had to play with them, Lewandowski confirmed: “Yes. You can go to the Spanish League or to any other country, another great club, but for me it is not the most important thing. Where I am I have been able to reach my maximum level and I still want to continue doing well. “ Robert Lewandowski (31 years old) has given an interview to Sport in which he talks, among other things, about one of the several attempts by Real Madrid to sign him. The Bayern Munich forward offers details in this regard, with the participation of players from the white club. 9 Lewandowski has also been very clear about his future: “I am in one of the best clubs in the world, I know I can be happy here. What we have is of a very high level, from the squad to the sports city. Everything is easier playing in a club like this. “