Creating a pipeline for future young talent

by SEO London
19 Oct 2017

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Limited (SEO London) is pleased to announce a partnership with Pictet Asset Management.  

Pictet Asset Management will provide support for SEO London’s charitable mission, preparing talented students from ethnic minorities or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success. Pictet Asset Management will work with SEO London to develop a new internship programme across the firm’s London and Geneva offices, inviting a pool of young talent from SEO London to work at  Pictet Asset Management.

Pictet Asset Management is committed to employing a highly diverse workforce with a unique range of skills, distinctive talent and varied perspectives in order to best serve clients’ needs and interests.

SEO London’s deep engagement with historically disadvantaged communities, and its extensive alumni-supported training and mentoring model present a natural source of high potential talent for organisations seeking to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Laurent Ramsey, Chief Executive Officer of Pictet Asset Management, said: “We are pleased to sponsor SEO London’s work in the development of our diversity and inclusion strategy.  Our ability to generate positive returns for our clients relies upon a vital and creative mix of people, ideas, and backgrounds bringing their best every day, and this sponsorship is a key plank in that strategy.”

Andrew Fairbairn, Chief Executive Officer of SEO London, said: “Pictet Asset Management’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is underscored by this generous sponsorship.  Laurent’s personal involvement in supporting this initiative also speaks volumes about how important an inclusive culture is for Pictet Asset Management.  We could not be happier to embrace the firm as a new sponsor.”

About Pictet Asset Management

Pictet Asset Management is an independent asset manager, overseeing over USD165bn for clients across a range of equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative strategies. The firm provides specialist investment services through segregated accounts and investment funds to some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, intermediaries and their clients.

Pictet Asset Management employs approximately 800 staff, of which around a third are investment professionals, located in 17 offices across the world including 7 investment centres (Geneva, Zurich, London, Milan, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong), close to the markets in which they invest and the clients they serve. 

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About SEO London

Founded in 2000, SEO London is a leading UK charity and one of the first organisations in the UK to bring an institutional approach to addressing matters of workplace diversity.  SEO London has grown from a pilot programme supporting 8 summer interns at 5 investment banks to one supporting and engaging over 1,500 secondary school, university students, and young professionals every year at over 60 world-class sponsor organisations across multiple industries. 

For more information on SEO London please click here 

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