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Cyril Demaria specializes in private equity and combines practical and entrepreneurial experience with academic knowledge. He was Partner and Head of Private Markets at Wellershoff & Partners, where he provided independent research and advisory. Previously, he was Executive Director in charge of private markets research at the Chief Investment Office of UBS Wealth Management. Throughout his career, he held various positions as founder and managing partner of venture capital funds, CIO of Tiaré Investment Management, a portfolio manager in a fund of funds and an insurance group. He started as an analyst in a venture capital fund in the US and Europe. Cyril holds a BA in Political Sciences from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lyon, a Master's in Geopolitics, a Master's in European Business Law, a Master's from HEC (Paris) and a PhD from the University of St Gallen. He is an Affiliate Professor at EDHEC and lectures at EADA. He is the author of the reference textbook "Introduction to Private Equity, Debt and Real Assets" (3rd ed., Wiley, 2020), translated in four languages, and five others such as "Asset Allocation and Private Markets" (Wiley, 2021).