Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2016 – Best Fund Provider – Sector Equity

Pictet Asset Management

Audrey Wong, Vice President, Pictet Asset Management

Audrey Wong
Vice President
Pictet Asset Management

Sluggish growth in global capital markets is propelling investors towards risk at the fringes, with Asia’s investors becoming increasingly cognisant of the transformation of yesterday’s frontier markets into today’s mainstream opportunities.

To this end, Pictet Asset Management has earned itself the reputation as an early mover in the sector equity space, pioneering positions for investing in future growth leaders across such diverse sectors as biotechnology, water and robotics.

Partnering with third-party think tank, the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies, Pictet Asset Management boasts a shelf of 14 thematic strategies, each experiencing robust asset growth from private investors in Asia and beyond; and the fund arm of the Swiss pure play remains in good stead to increase its inflows going forward, as shifting market dynamics whet investors’ appetite to take macro calls on material drivers such as health care needs and water scarcity – especially as the market continues to challenge traditional investment assumptions.

Many of the region’s private banks have opted to look outside for expertise on sector equity opportunities, and Pictet Asset Management’s leadership in this space has made it the go-to choice in the region and this year’s Best Fund Provider – Sector Equity.