Stephen Freedman joined Pictet Asset Management (Pictet AM) in 2019 and serves as Senior Client Portfolio Manager for Pictet SmartCity. He is head of Research and Sustainability for Thematic Equities and also chairs the Thematic Advisory Boards.Before joining Pictet AM, Stephen was at UBS Wealth Management, where he most recently served as head of Sustainable Investing Solutions for the Americas, based in New York. Prior to that he served in various Investment Strategy roles, including head of Thematic Investing Strategy and head of Tactical Asset Allocation. He started his career with UBS in Zurich in 1998 as an economist and public policy analyst. Since 2018, he has been teaching environmental finance at New York University. He was also the founding co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Sustainable Finance from 2016 to 2019.