James Kenney joined Pictet Asset Management in 2010 and is a Senior Investment Manager on the Global Emerging Markets strategy. He is also portfolio manager on the Asia ex Japan equities team. Before assuming his current responsibilities in 2011, James completed a one year rotation within the firm. Previously he was with F&C Asset Management for a year as a performance analyst. James holds a degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford as well as the Investment Management Certificate. James is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder
Avo Ora joined Pictet Asset Management in 2011 and is Head of Asian Equities ex Japan, including the India and China teams. In 2020, he was also appointed Co-Head of our Emerging Equities department. Before coming to Pictet, Avo worked for Putnam where he was an Investment Manager with responsibility for Asia Pacific ex Japan strategies. He began his investment career with Putnam in 1998 as an analyst. Avo graduated from Clark University in Massachusetts with a Bachelor's in International Studies, and holds a Master's in International Affairs from the Colombia University of International Public Affairs.