| Pictet Asset Management
Before joining Pictet, Nicolas was responsible for growing the legal department at Lombard Odier Investment Managers. The experience has shaped the collaborative and inclusive approach Nicolas carries with him in his work. Heading an internationally focused legal department with members in Geneva, Luxembourg and London, Nicolas and his teams work have to be up to speed every country in which Pictet do business. Nicolas says his most common challenge as striking the correct balance between managing his team and prescribing appropriate and timely advice to support the business function. Alongside his constant efforts to ‘build on the past, keep the good people on board and make them evolve’, he must also try to ‘anticipate problems’ for the company as a whole. He is always conscious that by acting ‘too quickly we face the risk of making recommendations that are not mature enough and as a consequence we lose credibility’. Nicolas enjoys being ‘in the trenches fighting alongside the business’ where he expertly turns legal requirements into pragmatic recommendations for the company. His work is recognised outside of Pictet, having been recently appointed to the board of directors of SFAMA (Swiss Funds and Asset Management Association).