Organizing Committee


Université Paris-Dauphine

Serge Darolles is Professor of Finance at Université Paris-Dauphine where he teaches Financial Econometrics since 2012. Prior to joining Dauphine, he worked for Lyxor between 2000 and 2012, where he developed mathematical models for various investment strategies. He also held consultant roles at Caisse des Dépôts & Consignations, Banque Paribas and the French Atomic Energy Agency. Mr. Darolles specializes in financial econometrics and has written numerous articles which have been published in academic journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematic from the University of Toulouse and a postgraduate degree from ENSAE, Paris.


Wellershoff & Partners

Cyril Demaria specializes in private equity and combines practical and entrepreneurial experience, academic knowledge and lecturing experience. He is Head of Private Markets at Wellershoff & Partners, where he focuses on top-down buy-side 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 a venture capital fund, CIO of Tiaré Investment Management, an associate and 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 lectures at EADA, ESCP-Europe, HEC Paris and EDHEC. He is the authors of six books of which five are on private equity.


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Ruediger Fahlenbrach is Swiss Finance Institute Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He holds a senior chair from the Swiss Finance Institute. Formerly on the faculty of the Fisher College of Business of the Ohio State University (USA), he received a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). He has research interests in empirical corporate finance, in particular corporate governance and entrepreneurship. Ruediger Fahlenbrach has published in the leading academic journals in finance, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is Associate Editor of the Review of Finance and former Associate Editor of the Review of Financial Studies (2013-2016) and Financial Management (2012-2016). Ruediger is a research member of the European Corporate Governance Institute. His research has been reported in many large-circulation newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Le Temps, NZZ, Handelsblatt, Forbes Magazine, USA Today, and Fortune Magazine.


Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

Emmanuel Jurczenko is Associate Dean and Professor of Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. Emmanuel’s research focuses on portfolio and risk management with particular interest in risk budgeting, factor investing, public and private equity real estate investments. Prior to joining Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, he worked for ABN-AMRO between 2000 and 2006 as head of quantitative analysts, where he was in charge of quantitative fund selection. Mr. Jurczenko has written numerous articles which have been published in academic and practitioner journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.




Scientific Committee 

Gregory Brown, University of North Carolina
Serge Darolles, Université Paris-Dauphine
François Degeorge, Swiss Finance Institute and Università della Svizzera italiana
Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute
Zsuzsanna Fluck, Michigan State University
José-Miguel Gaspar, ESSEC
Martin Hoesli, University of Geneva
Tim Jenkinson, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford,
Emmanuel Jurczenko, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
Benoit Leleux, IMD
Ludovic Phalippou, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
David Robinson, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and NBER

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