Katie Self joined Pictet Asset Management in 2022 as an Investment Manager in the Thematic Equities team, working on the Global Environmental Opportunities strategy. Prior to Pictet, Katie spent several years doing equity research for Morgan Stanley on the industrials sector, with a particular focus on sub sectors such as renewable energy, rail energy efficiency, warehousing and semiconductors. She also spent a year as an R&D scientist with SDC Materials focused on nanotechnology projects around vehicle emissions. Katie has a PhD in Chemistry and a Masters in Material Chemistry, both from the University of St Andrews. She spent a year of her PhD studies at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Yi Du joined Pictet Asset Management in 2018. He is a Senior Investment Manager in the Thematic Equities team. Yi has been co-managing our Global Environmental Opportunities strategy since 2018. He is the lead manager of the China Environmental Opportunities strategy which was launched in 2023. In 2022, Yi was awarded ESG Explorer of the Year in China by Jiemian News. Before joining Pictet, Yi worked in the Global Equity Research team of JP Morgan in Hong Kong since 2015 covering environmental and utilities sectors in Asia. Prior to that, he worked in the Investment Banking team of Barclays in Hong Kong. Yi holds an MSc in Financial Economics with distinction from the University of Oxford. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and holds the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing.