Building responsible partnerships with our clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which we invest, in order to safeguard and transmit wealth, of all kinds, in the service of the real economy.

Pictet is one of the leading independent asset and wealth managers in Europe

Pictet is an investment-led service company, offering wealth management, asset management and related services. We do not engage in investment banking, nor do we extend commercial loans. We are a partnership of seven owner-managers and our principles of succession and transmission of ownership have remained unchanged since foundation in 1805.


Our independence is rooted in Swiss tradition, and protected by the absence of external shareholders. It means we are free to concentrate on the interests of our clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which we invest. This allows the independence of mind that is crucial to successful investment performance.

Long-term thinking

To think long term means to resist the temptations of short-term fashion in favour of sustainable decision-making. Both our investments and our businesses have a long-term focus, to the lasting benefit of all stakeholders and consequently of the Pictet Group.


While Pictet has the legal form of a partnership, it is a partnership in a wider sense too. The notion of partnership embodies respect, trust and interdependence over the long term. It means embracing diversity and promoting inclusion.


Responsibility goes hand-in-hand with a long-term, partnership approach. 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. This is true sustainable thinking.

Entrepreneurial spirit

Independence, Long-term thinking, Partnership and Responsibility are nothing if we do not keep our entrepreneurial spirit alive. It is the fate of many businesses that they lose their boldness, adaptability and originality as they grow. They become process-driven bureaucracies. Pictet is determined to stay true to its entrepreneurial origins.

The Pictet Group Our distinctiveness springs from our organic growth and financial solidity

Assets under management
or custody

27 offices in financial centres

4300+ full-time equivalent

Every story starts somewhere.
Ours goes back over 200 years.
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Find out about the origins of the Pictet Group, and the historical context in 1805, when two young men joined forces to create a new form of independent financial partnership, later to be known as a ‘private bank’.