Cyril Demaria is a private markets expert advising investors on asset allocation, and funds and direct investments. He is currently Head of Private Markets Strategy at Julius Baer in Switzerland. Cyril is also the author of multiple books on private equity and asset allocation.

Until 2020, Cyril was a Partner at Wellershoff & Partners, an independent CIO service provider for family offices and financial institutions in Switzerland. His extensive knowledge of the asset class spans 20 years during which he has notably held positions at the CIO of UBS, where he was in charge of private markets research (buy-side). He is the founder and managing partner of venture capital funds and combines academic expertise with his practical experience.

Cyril lectures at top academic institutions including EADA Business School in Barcelona and is an Affiliate Professor at EDHEC Business School in Nice. He has authored best-selling books such as “Introduction to Private Equity” (Wiley, 3rd edition) which has been  translated into multiple languages, and “Private Equity Fund Investments” (Palgrave). His book on “Asset Allocation and Private Markets” (Wiley) was published in 2021.

Cyril Demaria received his PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Furthermore, he has a Master’s degree in European Business Law from Université Paris-V, a Master’s degree in Geopolitics from Université Paris-VIII, and is a graduate from HEC Paris.

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