OUR RANGE OF SERVICES
Single hedge fund and multi-manager hedge fund strategies, under UCITS-compliant and offshore structures
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ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AT PICTET Leading clients through alternative investment opportunities since 1989
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Pictet Alternative Advisors What sets us apart
Apart from being nimble and able to adjust to macro changes, our core investment philosophy remains unchanged since our foundation. It is based on four principles.
- Awareness of risk: we only take those risks we understand, and strive to diversify sources of risk.
- Complex understanding: we build conviction on a thorough understanding of investment processes.
- Human capital: we place people before processes ensuring interests align toward a common goal.
- Geared to the long term: our partnerships are built through continuity and a belief in nurturing new talent.
Moreover, as a UN PRI signatory, we make responsible investing a core part of our investment philosophy, and integrate ESG considerations in our investment processes.
More about our approach to responsible investing
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.
PAA’s independence means operating in a conflict-free environment. We are long-term investors, focused on taking only those risks we understand, and find attractive, for our clients.
Thanks to meticulous research and analysis, active management and exceptional levels of service, we are currently among the top global hedge fund and private equity investors.
Our focus is on research, seeking to identify and select top-tier investment managers in hedge funds, private equity and real estate while applying a rigorous due diligence 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.
PAA’s professionals in alternative investment have an average of 13 years’ experience in the industry, with significant direct investment credentials. Thirteen nationalities are represented in our team, with 16 languages spoken.
It is a matter of great pride that turnover rates at Pictet are some of the lowest in the industry – less than 4%. This ensures an ability to provide clients with access to stable and diversified teams of alternatives experts.
We specialise in customised alternatives tailored to our clients, which include pension funds and insurance companies, as well as private clients and family offices.
We advise clients on optimal allocation to alternatives within their portfolios, and provide comprehensive solutions across hedge funds, private equity and private real estate investments.
Bespoke solutions lie at the heart of PAA’s activities, with more than 70% of our assets under management invested through tailor-made mechanisms.