Cyrille Urfer joined the Abu Dhabi Investment Council in July 2008 as Chief Investment Officer for the Equities and Fixed Income Department. The Abu Dhabi Investment Council is an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, and is responsible for investing part of the government's surplus financial resources through a globally diversified investment strategy.
Born in 1968, Mr. Urfer entered the financial analysis field by gaining specific in-depth knowledge of financial analysis and portfolio management at the Training Centre for Investment Professionals (CFPI), qualifying as a Chartered European Financial Analyst in 1998 and as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2001. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the Swiss Association of Financial Analysts and Wealth Managers (ASAG). After a nine-month internship in Zurich, he returned to Geneva, where he launched his professional career in private client advisory services at Credit Suisse. He was involved in the creation of a portfolio management team for private clients, and took over as head of this team in 1993 when he assumed responsibility for the CHF investment strategy. Mr. Urfer joined Lombard Odier & Cie in 1998 as private client portfolio manager. In 2000, he took on management of a team responsible for managing private clients' portfolios and financial intermediaries. He assumed responsibility for developing a strategic partnership that led to an offer for management through funds being made to our financial partners.
Since 2001, he has developed the manager research process, leading to the creation of new multi-manager solutions and the development of exclusive partnerships for Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch. In 2007, Mr. Urfer was promoted to Head of Private Asset Management, supervising 35 investment professionals managing $15 billion+ of multi-asset class portfolios and funds. As a member of the Investment Board, he has been responsible for sourcing investment ideas.