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 7 investment centres managing approximately EUR 213 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.
Responsibility goes hand-in-hand with a long-term, partnership approach. To us, it means having a sense of responsibility and integrity not only towards the present generation but also to future generations – and to the real economy and the wider world.
We believe in responsible capitalism and take a holistic view that considers the complex interactions between economy, society and the environment
We are convinced that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations can help us make better long-term investment decisions for our clients. The strength of our convictions led us to create, for our clients, a range of innovative environmental and/or social equity strategies that are among the oldest and largest in the market today, such as Water, launched in 2000.
Today, we are a world leader in positive impact strategies that aim to deliver a financial return alongside achieving a positive and measurable impact by investing in companies that provide solutions to environmental and/or social problems.
Our ESG binding strategies (equivalent to Art. 8 SFDR*) consider ESG factors such as sustainability risks and principal adverse impacts, and promote environmental and/or social characteristics.
For those investors looking to have a specific and measurable impact, our positive impact strategies (equivalent to Art. 9 SFDR*) consider ESG factors and target activities that contribute to environmental or social objectives, such as providing solutions to climate change, energy transition or water scarcity.
ESG characteristics of our portfolios are measured and disclosed. We have developed over the years a variety of metrics to suit client needs including ESG profiles, carbon footprint and voting activity, which are available for active and passive equity strategies.
Where appropriate, our sustainability reports provide additional insights on environmental and social impacts. For example, we have developed innovative methodologies based on the Planetary Boundaries framework (an analytical framework used to define the ecological “safe operating space” within which human activities should take place) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
*Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (SFDR).