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Cyril Demaria
Head of Private Markets at Wellershoff & Partners


Cyril Demaria is a Partner at Wellershoff & Partners, an independent CIO service provider for family offices and financial institutions. A private equity expert combining academic expertise and practical experience, he heads the private markets research activity at the firm. 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. He lectures at top academic institutions, and has authored best-selling books such as “Introduction to private equity” (Wiley, 3rd edition) translated in multiple languages, and “Private Equity Fund Investments” (Palgrave). His book on “Asset Allocation and Private Markets” (Wiley) is forthcoming 2019.

Agenda Sessions

  • LP/GP Debate: Lies, damned lies and private equity performance

  • LP appetite for co-investing: alpha or risk generator?