Pictet Group was founded in 1805 in Geneva, Switzerland, and currently employs around 4,000 people. Pictet Asset Management is an independent asset manager with over USD 197 billion (CHF 192 billion/EUR 164 billion/GBP 146 billion as at 31 December 2017) AUM.
The fund provides specialist investment services through segregated accounts and investment funds for their clients.
Pictet Asset Management manages funds for some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, intermediaries across a range of equity, fixed income, alternative and multi-asset products.
During Pictet Group’s 210 years of existence, there have been only 41 managing partners, “which has helped to ensure the continuity and stability of the business.”
Renaud De Planta is a Swiss fund manager and the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pictet Asset Management Limited.
Pictet Group was founded in 1805 in Geneva, Switzerland
Renaud de Planta and the Pictet Group’s fund is diversified over three regions;
As Swiss fund managers, they have established themselves as a leading European investment specialist. The managers understand the culture and market dynamics of Europe which Renaud de Planta believes gives his firm a competitive advantage when investing in the region. Also, Renaud de Planta close access to companies underpins their ability to invest successfully across the corporate capital structure.
Renaud de Planta fund was among the pioneers in both emerging debt and emerging equity investing. Their 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.
Renaud de Planta see great investment potential in the developed world which he argues is poised to overtake the developed world with growing economies, lower debt, and positive demographics.
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They also offer a range of investment strategies that capture long-term trends or aim to benefit from structural changes across sectors and regions.
Renaud de Planta is also a commitment to responsible investment. He is convinced that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations can help them make better long-term investment decisions for their clients.
Renaud de Planta is convinced that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations can help us make better long-term investment decisions for their clients.
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.
Pictet Asset Management is consistent with its fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of their clients and adherence to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), they are committed to integrating material ESG criteria in their investment processes and ownership practices with a view to enhancing returns and/or mitigate risks.
Renaud de Planta also incorporate the ESG in his risk management and reporting tools with the aim of maintaining high standards of transparency and accountability.
We feel that active asset management isn’t about size; it’s about doing just those things that you can do well and focusing clearly so that performance is good – Renaud De Planta
Renaud De Planta is a long-term value investor. The fund is diversified over a wide range of asset classes and geographical region.
Renaud De Planta has produced a series of articles explaining key investing concepts.
“Institutions that have chosen to go for quality, not quantity or growth at all costs, are today the best”– 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
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