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Mike Acker

Head of Key Accounts

Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp.

New York, NY, USA

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Mike Acker’s Biography

Mike Acker is a highly accomplished asset management professional who is Head of Key Accounts at Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp., a division of the Pictet Group.

Founded in Geneva in 1805, the Pictet Group is an investment-led company, offering asset management, wealth management and related services. Its purpose is to build responsible partnerships with its clients, colleagues, communities and the companies in which it invests in order to safeguard and transmit wealth, of all kinds, in the service of the real economy.

With his notable experience in engaging with top asset managers and distributors globally, Mike is tasked with increasing the firm's presence in the US domestic and offshore markets. He focuses on the promotion of the full spectrum of Pictet’s products and services to its US-based target market. Mike also serves as the US office's FINRA Supervising Principal.

Prior to joining Pictet, Mike led the offshore distribution group at AXA Investment Managers as National Accounts Manager. Previously, he served as Director of Global Fund Solutions for Merrill Lynch for sixteen years, managing its offshore mutual fund UCITS platform for the firm’s advisors across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Mike also co-headed the firm’s Irish UCITS fund family, Merrill Lynch Global Selects plc (2003-2009), and the various Advisory programs offered to the firm’s clients. Prior, he was an Asset Management Associate at Morgan Stanley, and he started his career at Merrill Lynch in the asset management division.

Mike graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and received an MBA in Finance and Financial Management Services from La Salle University in Philadelphia. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses.

Mike’s Newsfeed

PR Newswire
Pictet Asset Management opens first US office in New York City

Pictet Asset Management announced the opening of its first US office in New York City. The new office, Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp, has a nice Fifth Avenue address and will be led by Elizabeth Dillon. Mike Acker, an asset management industry veteran, will serve as Head of Key Accounts.

Pictet hires offshore veteran for NYC Office

Industry veteran Mike Acker, previously AXA Investment Managers’ Americas National Accounts Manager, has been appointed by Pictet Asset Management to lead their US offshore distribution team.

Mike’s Background

Pictet Asset Management (USA) Corp.
Head of Key Accounts
Jan 2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Pictet Asset Management, a division of the Pictet Group (AUM 642b USD), is an independent asset manager overseeing more than USD225b for its clients across a range of equity, fixed income, multi asset and alternative strategies. It provides specialist investment services to some of the world’s largest pension funds, financial institutions, sovereign wealth funds, intermediaries and their clients.
AXA Investment Managers
Americas National Account Manager
Mar 2017 - Dec 2019
New York, NY, USA
AXA IM is a global asset manager offering expertise across the full spectrum of assets and a responsible approach to investments.
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Washington, DC, USA
Mike Acker holds the Series 7, 24 & 66 licenses.

Speaking Engagements

UCITS & AIFMD for US Managers
Panel Member
Oct 2020
Mike Acker, Head of Key Accounts at Pictet Asset Management, took part in a panel titled 'Key challenges and opportunities in the UCITS & AIF distribution landscape'. The panel discussed many topics, including the evolving UCITS & AIF marketing and distribution landscape, key regulatory developments affecting cross-border distribution, and Impact of day-to-day regulation.

Mike’s Education

La Salle University
MBA | Finance and Financial Management Services
Temple University
Bachelor of Science | Economics