Finance & Development Strategy Graduate
Pictet Group
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Finance & Development Strategy Graduate

6-month internship followed by an open-ended contract from September 2019)

Pictet Alternative Advisors SA (PAA) is a leading European alternative investment specialist with expertise in manager selection and portfolio management in hedge funds, private equity and real estate.

PAA is an independent unit of the Pictet Group and manages over USD 25 billion.

The Group has considerable development ambitions for PAA over the coming years. It has recently hired a top executive from Starwood Capital, with the aim of developing a first-

class direct Private Equity Real Estate franchise (PERE). PAA also has plans to expand its product offering in additional asset classes as well as further developing its institutional client base.

Against this backdrop of strong growth, PAA is looking to hire a graduate, who will work closely with PAA’s CFO and its Strategic Development Manager to help fulfil its development ambitions.

Our graduate programmes are intended for young postgraduates with degrees from top universities. The 24-month programmes, which include on-

and off-the-job components, place the emphasis on teamwork but also explore each individual's specific skill set, further their development and set specific objectives.

As a participant in our graduate programme, you will develop your business know-how by working alongside accomplished professionals.

Your initial training will be complemented with a professional certification relevant to your area of business (CFA, CIIA, etc.

In addition, our programme will enable you to develop the interpersonal and self-leadership skills you will require in your future career.

The programme will also be an opportunity to establish an extensive network of peers and experts within Pictet and to meet members of the management.


  • Helping to implement strategic development initiatives such as expanding the direct private equity real estate business, ESG and impact investing.
  • Assisting the Strategic Development Manager with ad-hoc projects.
  • Assisting with PAA’s management communication (marketing material, etc.).
  • Researching new areas for development, such as additional private asset classes.
  • Profile

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Strategy or an equivalent qualification from a top-ranked university.
  • Six months’ previous experience with a first-tier strategy consulting firm.
  • International experience gained either via an internship abroad or through education.
  • Very strong analytical / logical thinking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Entrepreneurially minded.
  • Interest in alternative investments (private equity, real estate, venture capital and hedge funds).
  • Excellent command of English and conversational French.
  • Must be resident in Switzerland or willing to relocate.
  • As the successful applicant you will be keen to make your contribution as part of a new team in an environment that will enable you to put your skills into practice in an area that is constantly growing.

    Apart from your work-related skills, you will have a keen sense of ethics and be a strong team player.

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