A leading European specialist

With over 30 years of experience, Pictet Group has pioneered public and private alternative investments. We cover a range of hedge fund strategies, as well as manager selection and portfolio management in hedge funds, private equity and private real estate.


Remuneration policy

The remuneration policy integrates sustainability risks by way of the policies and procedures which PAA (defined as Pictet Alternative Advisors (Europe) S.A. and Pictet Alternative Advisors S.A.) employees are bound to respect.

Compliance with internal (Policies & Procedures) P&Ps form a part of an employee’s annual review, which may include ESG limitations and taking into account sustainability risks based on the type of products or services selected by clients served by that employee.

In addition, PAA employees are held to the Group’s general engagement on sustainability and responsible investing, as relevant to their function.

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Alternative investments at Pictet Leading clients through alternative investment opportunities since 1989

30+ years’ experience in
alternative investments

35.4 USD BILLION alternative investments
managed (as of 31.12.2021)

100+ employees

Pictet Alternative Advisors What sets us apart

Investment philosophy

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 for asset diversification.
  • 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 alternative investment processes.
More about our approach to responsible investing


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

Pictet Alternative Advisors' 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 alternative 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.

Pictet Alternative Advisors' professionals in alternative investment have an average of 13 years’ experience in the industry, with significant direct investment credentials. Twenty two nationalities are represented in our team, with 25 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 investors.

Personalised service

We invest in customised asset classes 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 investment opportunities across hedge funds, private equity and private real estate investments.

Bespoke solutions lie at the heart of Pictet Alternative Investors' activities, with more than 70% of our assets under management invested through tailor-made mechanisms.