In taking up the role, the Asia CIO will be based in Hong Kong.
Pictet Wealth Management has appointed Alexandre Tavazzi as Asia chief investment officer. Until now, he has been global strategist and head of CIO Office for the firm.
He begins in the new role from 8 November, based in Hong Kong. Tavazzi will retain his existing duies and continue to report to Cesar Perez Ruiz, head of investments and CIO, and locally to Evelyn Yeo in the additional role.
Tavazzi has worked at the Geneva-based group for 24 years. His connection with Asia goes back more than two decades, having started his career covering Asian markets. He joined Pictet & Cie in 1997 as a senior equity analyst covering the Japanese market and co-managing the bank's Japanese equity fund.
After heading Pictet's buy side research, Tavazzi brought the advisory products and research team to maturity before returning to co-head portfolio management and equity research. In 2017 he was appointed global strategist, heading the CIO Office of the wealth management investment platform. Prior to joining Pictet, he worked at Wako Finance, Lehman Brothers and spent three years with Ferrier Lullin as a senior equity analyst and fund manager on the Japanese market.
In August Pictet said its wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) in Shanghai had registered as a Qualified Domestic Limited Partner (QDLP) manager with the Asset Management Association of China.