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Global Defensive: a smarter approach to global equities

Laurent Nguyen, Head of Global Defensive Equities

A large cap global equity strategy that aims to beat global equity markets with lower drawdown risk.

The Pictet Global Defensive Equities1 strategy is an active, large cap and long-only global strategy. It focuses on businesses with persistent high profitability, prudent growth history and an ability to generate shareholder returns over a full market cycle.

We believe that investors persistently underestimate the return potential of such defensive companies.

Investors persistently underestimate the return potential of defensive companies. We aim to capitalise on this behavioural bias.

We aim to capitalise on this behavioural bias by building a diversified portfolio of defensive companies bought at the right price.

The strategy has a unique approach that combines the best aspects of systematic and fundamental investment management. We harness the power of sophisticated computer models so the strategy is scalable and systematic, and blend with judgemental views on the sectors and companies in which we invest.