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Lombard Odier celebrates 40 Years Strong in The Bahamas
By Shonalee King Johnson
Dec 1, 2019 - 9:30:19 AM

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- Lombard Odier Bahamas celebrates 40th anniversary

Nassau, Bahamas - Lombard Odier & Cie (Bahamas) Limited marked a major milestone this year, celebrating 40 years of business in The Bahamas. In 1979, the Geneva-based bank saw potential in the local market and began its operations in Nassau bringing the same values, expertise and technology from its head office to service clients in the jurisdiction.

Today, the company’s Nassau office is a regional hub that services Panama, Uruguay and Bermuda, powered by a team of 30 professionals. Lombard Odier is the innovative bank of choice for both private and institutional clients seeking a tailored approach to wealth and asset management. The organization’s aim is to protect and grow clients’ assets, guided by a simple philosophy: “Rethink Everything”. Lombard Odier is a privately owned private bank with a very long-term outlook, a prospective that is very appealing to clients.

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Lombard Odier Bahamas marks 40th anniversary with a grant to the Grand Bahama Children's Home presented during a recent anniversary celebration at Sapodilla Restaurant. Pictured l to r: The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance, Christophe Hentsch, Managing Partner at Lombard Odier Group and Chairman of the Bahamas Board, Sheila Johnson-Smith, Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, Niekia Horton, Deputy Managing Director, Lombard Odier Bahamas and Renaud Vielfaure, Managing Director, Lombard Odier Bahamas.

To celebrate the occasion, 200 guests including clients, industry partners and employees attended an exclusive event held on November 21, 2019 at Sapodilla Estate.

On hand for the celebration was Christophe Hentsch, Managing Partner at Lombard Odier Group and Chairman of the Bahamas Board. Mr. Hentsch’s father set up the local office 40 years ago. Mr. Marc Lopez, Limited Partner and Head of Private Client Services, LO Group, and , Renaud Vielfaure, Managing Director, Local office were also in attendance.

The company commemorated this milestone event by giving back to the Bahamian community.

Deputy Managing Director Niekia Horton affirmed the bank’s commitment to aiding in the restoration of impacted communities that continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Dorian.  “Tonight, I am pleased to announce that Lombard Odier will support the rebuilding of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, which lost everything as a result of the storm.  The Home has been in operation since 1977, providing a safe environment to more than 7000 children that have had to be removed from their families for their well -being.”

The presentation was made to Sheila Johnson-Smith, Executive Director of the Grand Bahama Children’s Home, by Christophe Hentsch, Managing Partner Lombard Odier Group, accompanied by The Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Minister of Finance along with Niekia Horton, Deputy Managing Director and Renaud Vielfaure, Managing Director.

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