Pictet AM hires Junjie Watkins as Asia ex-Japan CEO

BuddahPictet Asset Management has appointed Junjie Watkins as chief executive for Asia ex-Japan. Watkins succeeds Amy Cho in the role, who departed from the Geneva-based group to take up the reins at Schroders last year. Watkins move to Pictet is from TCW Asia, where she served as the head of investment solutions. She will be based in Hong Kong in her new role. Watkins’ responsibilities include all business development and client-related matters in the region. On Watkins’ hire, Laurent Ramsey, chief executive of Pictet Asset Management and a partner of the Pictet Group said: “Her combined experience as a distribution leader and investment professional brings fresh skills and perspectives to our business in Asia. We are confident she will take the franchise to new heights.” As of the end of March 2019, Pictet managed $186 billion of assets globally. ©2019 funds global asia

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