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Laurent Ramsey is Managing Partner and CEO at Pictet Asset Management. He became a Partner at the firm on January 1, 2016.
RI spoke with Ramsey about the fund manager's drive on diversity.
Laurent Ramsey, CEO of Pictet Asset Management, is one of seven partner-owners at the Geneva-based private bank. Partners acquire significant chunks of equity upon appointment by putting up their own funds, a practice aimed at aligning the long-term interests of both parties.
In conversation, Ramsey – who joined the firm as an intern – is quick to point out that this is what he sees as the key merit of a partnership structure: being able to take the long view.
“When you are private, time is on your side. We don't have any pressure to deliver quarterly returns, which means that employees don’t have to worry about distractions. If you have a high level of conviction that something is right for your…