Pictet Asset Management’s (Pictet AM) range of investment capabilities is pioneering and differentiated. Pictet AM does not do everything, rather they focus on the areas where they can add value for their clients.
Fixed income capabilities
Pictet AM has been building their fixed income business since the early 1980s, expanding their capabilities over time to meet client needs.
Today Pictet AM offers their institutional clients a broad spectrum of fixed-income strategies encompassing global strategies and absolute return approaches, investment grade and high yield developed credit, Swiss bonds, emerging market bonds, hedge funds as well as money market funds.
Pictet AM’s approach
Pictet AM does not impose a central investment style on their fixed income teams. But each team adheres to three broad principles:
- Diversification, which is at the core of all of Pictet AM’s fixed income portfolios.
- A free exchange of ideas generated by their experienced analysts and encouraged by their team-based approach, followed by the clear ownership of investment decisions by the portfolio managers.
- Risk management, which is key to achieving investment objectives. Pictet AM’s fixed income platform benefits from a dedicated risk management function whose forward-looking analysis helps their managers to calibrate the risk exposure of each client portfolio. Pictet AM’s risk team’s scrutiny of portfolio exposure helps drive transparent and precise feedback to their clients on how their assets are truly faring.
Responsibility has long been central to Pictet AM, which is why they are at the forefront of the industry in incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG).
All of Pictet AM’s long-only fixed income strategies incorporate ESG criteria into their investment processes. For investors who want to go further, they can offer best-in-class approaches.
The pillars of their responsible approach:
- Emerging bonds markets
Pictet AM has been managing emerging market debt assets since the late 1990s. Over time, they have developed their expertise in all segments of the asset class, with team members located in London and Singapore.
Today, Pictet AM offers emerging market debt exposure through several investment approaches, covering sovereign and corporate issuers on a global and regional basis.
In their sovereign teams – where Pictet AM has the longest track records – their goal has always been to provide meaningful exposure to emerging markets with a defensive profile in down markets.
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- Absolute return fixed income
Pictet AM’s fixed income absolute return strategies aim to provide investors with steady, risk-adjusted absolute returns despite a diverging yield environment. They are not constrained by any market benchmark and can invest globally across all fixed income sectors. Each strategy is differentiated by its risk-return profile. Pictet AM places a particular focus on reducing volatility and ensuring liquidity for their investors.
Pictet AM’s absolute return fixed-income strategy is a flexible and unconstrained approach to bond investing. It follows a fact-based investment process underpinned by three principles: long term, value and robust. The team seeks to build a liquid portfolio, diversified across rates, spreads and foreign exchange strategies globally.
The strategy’s risk and return objectives can be adjusted, depending on client requirements.
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- Fixed income hedge funds
With Pictet AM’s strong experience in fixed income and hedge funds, expanding their investment offering to fixed income hedge funds was a natural progression.
Pictet AM started with the launch of Kosmos, a global long/short credit strategy, in 2011. Since then, they have also launched the Sirius strategy in 2019, which follows a liquid global macro emerging market long/short fixed income approach, as well as a long/short distressed and special situations debt strategy at the end of 2019.
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