Mussie Kidane, Head of Fund Selection, Banque Pictet & Cie
Mr. Mussie Kidane is the Head of Fund Selection at Banque Pictet & Cie SA. The nine-member team is responsible for selecting best-in-breed fund managers across all asset classes for Pictet Wealth Management unit globally. Mr. Kidane and his team play an active role in the portfolio construction of the bank’s fund-based discretionary portfolio management. Mr. Kidane is also the portfolio manager of a US$2.1billion absolute return fund run for Pictet Wealth Management clients since the product’s inception in 2007. He joined Banque Pictet & Cie S.A. in 2006 as senior analyst and portfolio manager and was promoted to head the team in 2008. Previously Mr. Kidane was analyst & portfolio manager within the fund selection and multimanagement team at LODH & Cie. He joined the firm in 2001 as a quantitative analyst reporting to the Investment Review Board. Mr. Kidane graduated from the University of Geneva with double Master’s degrees in Econometrics and in Finance. He is also a CFA charter holder since 2004.