Pictet Asset Management (Pictet AM) is a global independent asset management company offering investment solutions and services to investors around the world. Established in 1980, we are part of the Pictet group, a privately held Swiss partnership which started in 1805. The group’s independence and stability allow us to focus on our clients’ long-term goals.
We have 18 offices worldwide and over 400 investment professionals across 9 investment centres managing approximately EUR 239 billion in assets. Our aim is to be the investment partner of choice to our institutional clients. We commit substantial analytical resources to our strategic capabilities: Thematics, Emerging Markets, Alternatives and Multi-Asset.
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 purpose is to build responsible partnerships with our clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which we invest.
Integration of ESG factors and sustainability risk has become the norm in our investment processes. We also apply a list of exclusions across all our strategies. For investors who want to go further, our responsible investing strategies focus on companies with stronger governance, as well as cleaner operations and products.
Our ESG focused strategies promote environmental and/or social characteristics. For those investors aiming to achieve an impact, our positive impact strategies target economic activities that are environmentally and/or socially sustainable, such as providing solutions to climate change, energy transition or water scarcity. More information is available in our Responsible Investment policy.
We launched our first ‘best-in-class’ ESG strategy in the late 1990s, focusing on Swiss equities. We then expanded our regional scope, first applying the strategy to the European equity market in 2004 and to the emerging equity market in 2006.
We also offer a range of thematic strategies that invest in companies helping to solve environmental and societal challenges such as water scarcity and climate change. We are perhaps best known as the pioneers in thematic investing. Our experience in the field dates back to the mid-1990s. Since then, we have developed a full range of standalone thematic equity strategies, managed by teams based in our Geneva and Zurich offices. Each one of our thematic strategies, from Water through to Robotics, has a global reach.
We launched the first Water strategy in the industry in 2000. This marked the start of our environmental investment strategies, which now include Clean Energy Transition, Timber, Global Environmental Opportunities and ReGeneration. More recently we have also developed fixed income and multi asset sustainable products.
The Pictet group is a partnership of eight owner-managers responsible for the entire activity of the Group. With the eighth generation of the Pictet family still active in the partnership, our structure ensures that we remain committed to maintaining the financial strength and solidity of the Group. Laurent Ramsey and Sébastien Eisinger are Co-Chief Executive Officers of the asset management business line of the group.