About us

Pictet Asset Management is an independent asset manager, overseeing over USD 192 billion (CHF 188 billion/EUR 166 billion/GBP 147 billion as at 30 September 2018) for our clients across a range of equity, fixed income, alternative and multi asset products. We provide specialist investment services through segregated accounts and investment funds to some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, intermediaries and their clients. 

Our business is investment led and centered around a long-term perspective with a dedication to client service. Our aim is to be the investment partner of choice to our clients. This means giving them our undivided attention, offering pioneering strategies and being committed to excellence.

Laurent Ramsey  .
Our mission is to build lasting partnerships with our clients by exceeding their expectations for investment performance and service. – Laurent Ramsey, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer
Photograph: Stéphane Couturier for Pictet

Our people

At Pictet Asset Management, our ambition is to attract and retain highly talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, and help them to realise their personal and professional goals. We aim to build an entrepreneurial and collegiate atmosphere, allowing ideas to mature, experience to accumulate and our people to reach their full potential.  

We have approximately 900 employees of which over a third are investment professionals. Our people are located in 17 offices across the world, close to the markets in which we invest and the clients we serve.

Our investment focus

We believe in active management with a strong focus on valuation across equity, credit, sovereign debt and currencies.

As a multi-boutique firm we embrace a variety of investment styles, allowing our teams to implement the best approach for their respective asset classes. Our investment managers operate independently to encourage innovation and accountability, while consistent implementation of their investment philosophy and process is regularly monitored.

We expect our investment teams to think unconventionally and encourage active dialogue across regions and capital structures. We manage risk as much as portfolios, with risk management an integral part of the decision making process. Our investment managers are able to focus on their primary task of making investment decisions and are supported by a team of product specialists.

Our size, global reach and focused product range differentiates us from our competitors.

Sebastien Eisinger  .
We always favour clients’ interests over asset growth and do not hesitate to close strategies to protect alpha generation for our investors. – Sébastien Eisinger, Head of Investments

Our investment resources are focused on three distinctive capabilities:

Greater Europe

From our Swiss origins we have established ourselves as a leading European investment specialist, with a natural competitive advantage when investing in the region. We understand the market dynamics, cultural and market nuances, and our close access to companies underpins our ability to invest successfully across the corporate capital structure.

Emerging World

We were among the pioneers in both emerging debt and emerging equity investing. Our offering has grown with the market, starting with equities and hard currency debt, then adding local currency debt and more recently Asia specific and corporate debt strategies. With growing economies, lower debt and positive demographics, emerging markets are poised to overtake the developed world.

Global specialities

We also offer a range of investment strategies that capture long-term trends or aim to benefit from structural changes across sectors and regions. Our beta agnostic thematic equity, multi-asset and absolute return fixed income products lie at the heart of these strategies. Their goal is to provide long-term return potential with diversified risk.
Renaud de Planta ..
Institutions that have chosen to go for quality, not quantity or growth at all costs, are today the best. – Renaud de Planta, Managing Partner and Chairman

Our commitment to responsible investment

We are convinced that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations can help us make better long-term investment decisions for our clients.

For decades, sustainability has been central to our way of thinking. Since the Pictet Group was founded in 1805, we have aimed to ensure the prosperity of our clients over the long term. In doing so, we have instinctively considered the interests of future generations.

Pictet Asset Management believes in responsible capitalism and takes an enlarged view of the economy and its interactions with civil society and the natural environment.

Consistent with our fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of our clients and our adherence to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), we are committed to integrating material ESG criteria in our investment processes and ownership practices with a view to enhance returns and/or mitigate risks. 

We also aim to embed ESG in our risk management and reporting tools in order to maintain high standards of transparency and accountability.

The Pictet Group

Pictet Asset Management is part of the Pictet Group, an investment-led service company offering wealth management, asset management and related asset services. The Pictet Group is a partnership of seven managing partners, founded in 1805 in Geneva, Switzerland, and currently employ over 4,000 people. In over 210 years there have only been 42 managing partners, ensuring the continuity and stability of the business. We aim to provide individuals and institutions with the highest possible investment quality and service.

For more information about the Pictet Group, please see our Annual Report.
Regional office

North America

Pictet Asset Management is a specialist asset manager offering investment solutions and services to investors around the world. Our mission is to build lasting partnerships with our clients by exceeding their expectations for investment performance and service.