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César Pérez Ruiz

CIO & Head of Investments

Pictet Wealth Management

Geneva, CH

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César’s Biography

With almost 30 years’ experience in wealth and asset management, César Pérez Ruiz is a leading private-banking executive.

César is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investments at Geneva-based Pictet Wealth Management (PWM) - one of the world’s most prestigious wealth managers, with offices in 22 countries. In his role, César serves on PWM’s investment committees, as well as on its executive board and oversees CHF 270bn of clients’ assets. He is involved in the Group’s D&I initiatives and is one of the Pictet Women’s Network champions.

Pictet Wealth Management supplies investment and banking solutions to high-net-worth clients across the world, helping them manage and grow their assets. To this end, César and his team engage in in-depth economic and market research to find and propose the investment solutions best adapted to clients’ needs. César shares his views on market trends through regular public and client presentations, as well as through the Weekly View newsletter and frequent press articles.

César started his career as European Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan...
With almost 30 years’ experience in wealth and asset management, César Pérez Ruiz is a leading private-banking executive.

César is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Investments at Geneva-based Pictet Wealth Management (PWM) - one of the world’s most prestigious wealth managers, with offices in 22 countries. In his role, César serves on PWM’s investment committees, as well as on its executive board and oversees CHF 270bn of clients’ assets. He is involved in the Group’s D&I initiatives and is one of the Pictet Women’s Network champions.

Pictet Wealth Management supplies investment and banking solutions to high-net-worth clients across the world, helping them manage and grow their assets. To this end, César and his team engage in in-depth economic and market research to find and propose the investment solutions best adapted to clients’ needs. César shares his views on market trends through regular public and client presentations, as well as through the Weekly View newsletter and frequent press articles.

César started his career as European Portfolio Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management before heading equities teams at Credit Suisse and M&G Investments in London. Before taking up his role at Pictet, César was the Global Head of Strategy at J.P. Morgan in Switzerland, where he managed regional investment strategy teams.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid.
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César’s Newsfeed

Wealth DFM Magazine
Pictet’s Pérez Ruiz shares his latest thinking on China, emerging markets, US and Europe

César Pérez Ruiz, CIO at Pictet Wealth Management, commented on emerging markets, growth issues in China, and earnings season in the US and Europe.

BNN Bloomberg
Where Investors With $3 Trillion Are Putting Their Money

César Pérez Ruiz, Chief Investment Officer at Pictet Wealth Management, discusses his positive perspective on the Chinese market while advising investors to apply a greater risk premium and to choose Hong Kong-listed alternatives when possible.

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César’s Background

Pictet Wealth Management
CIO & Head of Investments
Mar 2016 - Present
Geneva, CH
The Pictet Group is a global private bank and financial services corporation, founded more than two centuries ago in Switzerland. Pictet Wealth Management offers exclusive banking as well as family-office facilities for high-net-worth individuals.
J.P. Morgan
Global Head of Strategy
2010 - 2016
Geneva, CH
J.P. Morgan is a leading multinational corporation in the financial services sector, presenting solutions in more than 100 countries. The investment company aims to be the foremost financial services firm globally.
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César’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Pictet Wealth Management Executive Board
Board Member
Pictet Wealth Management, a division of the Pictet Group, offers banking and investment solutions.

Current Advisory Roles

Pictet Wealth Management Global Investment Committee & Investment Platform Executive Committee
Chair
César Pérez Ruiz is currently Chair of the Pictet Wealth Management Global Investment Committee & Investment Platform Executive Committee

Media

Pictet Wealth Management
Click on the Pictet logo to view César discussing a wide range of topics on Pictet Wealth Management's YouTube channel.
Pictet Perspectives - Driving without GPS
Aug 2020
Pictet’s Head of Investment, César Perez Ruiz, looks at the case for investment in European cyclicals and US growth stocks and how to exploit the inevitable volatility that lies ahead.
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Interviews

César Pérez Ruiz: "If the US economy overheats, it will just about mean the end of the stock market cycle"
Jun 2021
In this Spanish interview, César Pérez Ruiz discusses the sharp incline in prices on the US stock market, the sudden acceleration of the stock market cycle and his forecast for Europe, amongst other topics.
Bloomberg L.P.
UBS Asset, Pictet Seek Out Inflation Safe Havens in Stocks
May 2021
New York, NY, USA
In this Bloomberg article, César is quoted on cyclical companies having more pricing power than before.
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Features

Entre Nous
Inside César's Palace
2017
César Pérez Ruiz is profiled in Entre Nous, Pictet's internal magazine.

Publications

Perspectives - Outlook 2022
Dec 2021
César looks at the year ahead and predicts that flexibility in portfolios will be essential in 2022, the year of the chameleon. Click on the link to view the complete publication.
Weekly View
César Pérez Ruiz shares his expectations for the week ahead at Perspectives, the Pictet Group's weekly digest, featuring views on the economy, markets and trends.

César’s Education

Comillas Pontifical University
Bachelor of Applied Science – BASc, Engineering/ Industrial Management
1986 - 1992