Pictet’s AuM rise by 3.68% in H1 2017

Swiss financial group Pictet has released its results for the first six months of 2017. The firm reported a consolidated net profit of CHF247m (€216.3m), up 29% on a year-on-year basis (CHF 190.8m in H1 2016).

Pictet has also seen a 3.68% rise in assets under management in the first half of the year to CHF479bn (€419.5bn) as of 30 June 2017 from CHF462bn (€404.5bn) as at 31 December 2016.

The company explained the increase was due to important net inflows recorded in its wealth management and asset management divisions.

In addition, Pictet presents a common equity tier-1 (CET1) ratio of 21% with CHF2.5bn (€2.19bn) of own funds while capital ratios set by Basel III regulation and Swiss financial market watchdog Finma are 4.5% and 7.8% respectively.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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