Fund managed: Pictet-Robotics
Peter Lingen, together with Karen Kharmandarian is managing the fund, which invests in the value chain of robotics and enabling technologies.
The strategy was soft-closed after hitting €3 billion assets.
Pictet-Robotics can invest in areas such as robotics applications and components, automation, autonomous systems, sensors, microcontrollers, 3D printing, data processing and actuation technology, as well as image, motion or voice recognition and other enabling technologies and software.
At the moment, the fund's biggest sector allocation is enabling technologies (47.8%). The top three positions are: US company Intuitive Surgical, which manufactures robotic surgical systems; Alphabet 'C'; and Japanese automation sensor manufacturer Keyence.
Pictet-Robotics has returned 37.56% over the past year in Swiss franc terms to the end of March 2017. Its technical indicator, MSCI World TR, has returned 20.66% over the same timeframe.