A leading European specialist

With over 28 years of experience, the Pictet Group is a pioneer in public and private alternative investments. Our offering covers a range of hedge fund strategies as well as manager selection and portfolio management in hedge funds, private equity and private real estate.

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ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AT PICTET Leading clients through alternative investment opportunities since 1989

28 years’ experience in
alternative investments

28+ USD BILLION alternative

90+ employees

Pictet Alternative Advisors What sets us apart


Pictet Alternative Advisors (PAA) is an independent unit of the Pictet Group. Founded in 1991, we currently manage over USD 28 billion for institutional and private clients.

Thanks to our meticulous research and analysis, active management and exceptional level of service, we are currently among the top global hedge fund and private equity investors.

PAA’s independence means that we are able to operate in a conflict-free environment. We are long-term investors, focused on taking only those risks that we understand and find attractive for our clients.

We focus on research, seeking to identify and select top-tier investment managers in hedge funds, private equity and real estate while still applying a rigorous due diligence process.

Moreover, as a UN PRI signatory, we make responsible investing a core part of our investment philosophy by integrating ESG considerations in our investment process.


Our team is composed of over 60 members, with more than 30 investment professionals specialising in analysing hedge fund, private equity and private real estate strategies.

Our alternative investment professionals have an average of 13 years’ experience in the industry, with significant direct investment experience credentials. Thirteen nationalities are represented in our team, with 16 languages spoken.

We are proud that our turnover rate is one of the lowest in the industry – less than 4%. This ensures that we are able to provide our clients with access to a stable and diversified team of alternatives experts.

Personalised service

We aim to advise our clients on the optimal allocation to alternatives within their portfolios and provide them with comprehensive investment solutions across hedge funds, private equity and private real estate.

Bespoke lies at the heart of PAA’s activities, with more than 70% of our assets under management invested in tailor-made solutions. We specialise in developing customised alternative investment solutions tailored to clients’ needs. PAA’s client base includes institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies, as well as private clients and family offices.

Solid investment philosophy

Apart from being nimble and able to adjust to macro changes, the core of our investment philosophy has remained unchanged since our foundation and is based on four principles.

  • Risk aware: we take only those risks that we understand, and we strive to diversify sources of risk.
  • Bottom-up driven: we build high convictions through a thorough understanding of investment processes.
  • Focused on human capital: we place people before processes and ensure that our interests are aligned.
  • Geared to the long term: we build true partnerships through continuity and believe in nurturing new talents.

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