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October 25 - 26, 2021
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Cian Desmond
Vice President at Wilshire Associates


Cian Desmond is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Wilshire’s Alternative Investment team. Mr. Desmond works in Wilshire’s Santa Monica office and is responsible for investment research and strategy across multiple types of alternative investments, including private real assets, private credit, and hedge funds. Mr. Desmond joined Wilshire in 2018 and brings over 10 years of investment experience related to alternative investment research, selection, and portfolio construction. Before joining Wilshire, Mr. Desmond worked as Director of Alternative Investment Research at a family office in Boston with primary responsibility for developing investment strategy, alternative investment research, and manager selection for institutional, endowment & foundation, and high-net-worth clients. Mr. Desmond’s responsibilities included hedge funds, private markets, and co-investments across all asset classes. Mr. Desmond is a CFA Level III candidate and received a BS in Finance from Wake Forest University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Private credit across the globe: Europe/ Asia / Emerging Markets