Christoph Lanter, Pictet Asset Management’s global head of institutional business, is to retire next year, IPE understands.

Lanter, a member of Pictet AM’s management board, joined the company in 2000 from Zürcher Kantonalbank, where he was head of asset management.

A spokeswoman confirmed to IPE Lanter would be retiring in “early” 2016 but could not provide any details of plans to replace him.

She also declined to comment on whether Lanter’s replacement would be based in the UK or Switzerland.

Prior to joining Züricher Kantonalbank, Lanter was in charge of buy-side research at UBS Switzerland and was a portfolio manager at UBS Portfolio Invest.

He holds a degree in economics from the University of Zurich.