Marc-Olivier Buffle joined Pictet Asset Management in 2014 as a Senior Product Specialist in the Thematic Equities team and is a member of Pictet’s Sustainability Board.
Before joining Pictet, Marc was at RobecoSAM where he acted successively as senior analyst, head of industrials and head of SI research, responsible for the research methodology of the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Prior to that he was responsible for environmental business development at the Danaher Corporation. Marc started his career at Trojan Technologies in London Canada, where he lead a R&D team focusing on water treatment technologies.
Marc holds a MSc in engineering from the ETH in Zurich, and a PhD from EAWAG in Environmental Chemistry and is the author of patents, scientific articles, technical and financial publications.
Julia has spent over 25 years working to help intermediaries understand sustainable, responsible and ethical (SRI) investment.
She has run her own business, SRI Services, since 2010, where the focus is the fund manager supported Fund EcoMarket fund database tool. This free to use fund tool enables advisers to research ESG strategies and match client’s personal preferences to individual fund (ESG) policies and features. After a slow start Fund EcoMarket now boasts well over 1000 users per month.
Alongside juggling teenagers and dogs her work includes consultancy, events, policy, training and media work all aimed at encouraging a greater focus on ESG and sustainability related issues. She has also recently re-joined the board of not-for-profit industry association UKSIF, having previously chaired their retail sub-committee from 2002-09.
Julia was previously the SRI Marketing Manager at Friends Provident (1996-08), having started her career as a broker consultant with NPI in 1989.
(Friends Provident (now part of Aviva) launched the UK’s first ethical funds in 1984, NPI launched their first sustainable investment funds in 1991 (now run by Janus Henderson)).
Tom has been editor of Professional Adviser and Multi-Asset Review since August 2019. He started his career at PA in 2016 and held a number of positions at Incisive Media before this latest promotion.
Martina joined Baillie Gifford in 2013 and is a Client Service Manager and a Multi Asset Product Specialist. Prior to joining Baillie Gifford, she worked for Brewin Dolphin as an Investment Company Analyst. Martina is a CFA Charterholder. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA (Hons) in Business Studies in 2009.