Gertjan van der Geer joined Pictet Asset Management in 2008 and is a Senior Investment Manager in the Thematic Equities team, managing the Global Thematic Opportunities strategy. Before joining Pictet, Gertjan worked for two years at Robeco in Rotterdam as a senior portfolio manager for the Food & Agriculture strategy. Gertjan began his career in 2000 at Fortis MeesPierson as an asset manager in the Private Banking division. Gertjan graduated with a degree in Business Economics and Financial Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam. He is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA).
Hans Peter Portner joined Pictet Asset Management in 1997 and is Head of the Thematic Equities team and also a Senior Investment Manager. He began his investment career in 1992 with UBS Brinson in Basel as Portfolio Manager for international equities, where he managed single country funds and capital preservation funds. In 1997 he joined Pictet Asset Management in Geneva as Senior Investment Manager for international equities, role he pursued in London from 1999 to 2001. Hans Peter is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Bern.