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Coller Capital appoints Boris Maeder as Head of International Private Wealth Distribution and opens office in Switzerland

London and Zurich 03 June, 2024 – Coller Capital, the world’s largest independent investor dedicated exclusively to private markets secondaries1, today announced the expansion of its global Private Wealth Secondaries Solutions (“PWSS”) business outside the US. To lead the international expansion and head the firm’s new Zurich office, Coller Capital has appointed Boris Maeder as Managing Director, Head of International Private Wealth Distribution. This new office underscores Coller’s commitment to working closely with clients and intermediaries to facilitate access to institutional quality secondaries investments to meet increasing demand from private wealth investors.  

Boris joins from UBS Wealth Management where he led the firm’s global private markets distribution for the past eight years. Before joining UBS, Boris spent five years as a Principal in the Middle East at the sovereign wealth fund Abu Dhabi Investment Council, where he was responsible for building the US private equity portfolio. Prior to that, Boris served as Senior Vice President at Auda Private Equity in New York for five years, where he led US and European primary investments. Boris started his career as an investment professional in the private equity departments of Allianz and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York, Munich and Frankfurt. 

Coller will continue building its international PWSS team, which now consists of more than 20 dedicated individuals. In addition to building the business in Switzerland, Boris will be responsible for growing and leading the team in other regions outside the US, working closely with Jake Elmhirst, Partner, Head of Private Wealth Secondaries Solutions. In April, Coller announced the launch of a tender offer fund specifically designed for accredited high-net-worth investors in the U.S. A number of additional solutions are to be launched imminently. 

Jake Elmhirst, Partner, Head of Private Wealth Secondaries Solutions, said: “We are delighted to welcome Boris to Coller. He brings outstanding private markets investment and distribution experience and will deliver the best of Coller to our growing base of private wealth investors. Secondaries represent an attractive risk/return profile and provide diversified exposure to private markets. As such, we believe they should play an important role in private wealth portfolios going forward and the opening of our office in Zurich and appointment of Boris highlights our long-term strategic commitment to the market.” 

Boris Maeder, Managing Director, Head of International Private Wealth Distribution, Coller Capital, said: “I’m excited to join secondaries pioneer Coller Capital, which has a 34-year track record of consistently strong performance. The demand for private markets secondaries amongst high-net-worth investors is growing rapidly, and we are ideally positioned to address this need. Secondaries are highly applicable to private wealth clients, and we’re committed to building a best-in-class offering and team to become the partner of choice in the space. Our new strategic hub in Zurich and further upcoming locations around the world will ensure we can address all local requirements effectively to generate sustainable investment performance for our investors, no matter where they are based.”  

Coller Capital, also has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, and Luxembourg. The firm has $30 billion assets under management and more than 30 years of experience in the market. High-net-worth individuals are an important and growing part of the Coller investor base, having invested in prior funds via private bank feeders over the last ten years. 

 

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