Pictet Asset Management Taps Horn As Head Of Total Return Equities

Jul 26 2017 | 6:54pm ET

Pictet Asset Management has named former UBS O’Connor hedge fund manager Doc Horn as the company’s head of total return equities.

In his new role, Horn will oversee seven equity long/short teams based in Geneva, London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong, the company said in a media statement. He came aboard the firm on July 1, is based in London and reports to equities CIO Philippe de Weck. 

Horn comes to Pictet AM from multi-strategy hedge fund manager UBS O’Connor, where he was global head of fundamental equities and a portfolio manager. He began his career as an equity research analyst for Fulcrum Global Partners in New York.

Pictet AM’s seven long/short total return funds have a combined $7.4 billion in AUM as of 30 June 2017, according to Citywire. Strategies pursued include global, European, Chinese and Asian equity, multi-asset and global credit.

Headquartered in Geneva and tracing its heritage to 1805, Pictet Asset Management is a division of the Pictet Group, which offers wealth management, asset management and related asset services. A UN PRI signatory, the company manages approximately $185 billion across equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative strategies for some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, intermediaries and their clients.

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