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PICTET ALTERNATIVE ADVISORS SA

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

In 2019, Pictet Asset Management actively participated in 4 collaborative engagements with a Swiss mining company, a Russian metals and mining company, a German Utilities company and a German automaker.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

The Pictet Group is represented by the Head of ESG of Pictet Asset Management who sits on the steering committee of the IIGCC Solution Program.

          FNG, UKSIF, SpainSIF
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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          Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), Sustainable Finance Geneva (SFG)
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Pictet is a founding member and Board member of SSF.

We are co-leading SSF's working group on wealth and asset management. SSF workgroups are an important instrument to strengthen member relationship and to expand the working capacity of SSF.

We are also a corporate sponsor and board member of SFG.

          EFAMA working group on sustainable investment
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

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          We held several meetings with institutional and private clients to engage the discussion on Responsible Investing and educate / update on latest market developments. (attendees included PAA's CEO)
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Provided input to the CFA Institute’s new ESG module
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Initiated discussion on ESG issues with managers with no previous ESG awareness
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Pictet Head of Stewardship and ESG had frequently held advocacy and client/event speeches
        

Frequency of contribution

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          We compile an ESG assessment of our investment universe using an internally developed rating system and share across the Group.
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Initiated discussion on ESG issues with managers with no previous ESG awareness
        

Frequency of contribution

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          Contributed to IIGCC response to FSB TCFD consultation
        

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          Swiss Sustainable Finance (The Pictet Group is represented by the Head of ESG of Pictet Asset Management)
        

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          PAA CEO formal engagement letter sent to external fund managers
        

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          Emphasizing the importance of Responsible Investing for PAA and of ESG integration in our investment process. Also a special mention on the importance of excluding controversial weapons.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

Open Letter to Index Providers

In August 2018, Pictet spearheaded an initiative to exclude controversial weapons from mainstream indices. Work on this initiative continued and intensified in 2019.

Pictet, together with Swiss Sustainable Finance, is leading an initiative to put pressure on index providers to remove controversial weapon manufacturers from mainstream indices. The initiative, launched in August 2018, secured the backing of 173 signatories controlling over USD 9 trillion and including international asset owners and managers (as of October 2019).


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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