Robert Picard

Robert PicardManaging Director, Head of Alternative Investments, Hightower Advisors

Robert Picard joined Hightower in June 2022 as a Managing Director, Head of Alternative Investments.

Mr. Picard has 32 years' experience on both the buy and sell side, having built multi-billion-dollar alternative investment programs at First Republic Private Wealth Management, The Carlyle Group/Rock Creek, Optima Fund Management, RBC Capital Markets and InfraHedge/State Street.

In his most recent role as First Republic's managing director and head of alternative investments, he consolidated two alternative investment businesses into one platform and generated meaningful growth in both wealth management team participation and fund offerings across all asset classes.

Prior to that, he spent more than a decade as founder and CEO of The Rumson Ridge Group, a consultancy focused on building alternative investment platforms. He is a graduate of the College de Geneve and attended the University of Geneva Law School. Mr. Picard has spent much of his career performing due diligence on manager strategies, visiting over 1,000 firms globally in the last 25 years.