Ora joins Pictet Asset Management

Ora joins Pictet ,the institutional asset management business of the Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie, from Putnam Investments in Boston where he was a senior vice president with responsibility for Asia Pacific ex Japan strategies.

In his new role, Ora will be responsible for the management of Asia ex-Japan regional portfolios.

As of February 28, 2011, Pictet had £5 billion in assets under management invested specifically in emerging markets equities.