About us

Wellershoff & Partners was founded in 2009. Our diverse backgrounds broaden and deepen our views on the economy and financial markets. We support our clients with our fact-based insights into economic developments and their implications for investors.


Dr. Felix Brill

Chief Executive Officer and Partner
Felix Brill
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"Empiricism is the best antidote to ideology."

Felix Brill, CEO of Wellershoff & Partners, is responsible for the investment consulting practice. He studied at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Bern, where he got his PhD in economics, and also at the Stockholm School of Economics. After his studies, he worked at UBS, where he was lead analyst for the Swiss economy. Felix regularly lectures at the ETH Zurich and the Swiss Finance Institute.

+41 44 256 80 40
felix.brill@wellershoff.ch


Prof. Dr. Klaus W. Wellershoff

Chairman of the board and Partner
Klaus W. Wellershoff
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"We know but little. But the little that we do know is very powerful."

Klaus W. Wellershoff is chairman of the board of Wellershoff & Partners. He was previously chief economist at the Swiss Bank Corporation and then at UBS. Klaus teaches economics at the University of St. Gallen and works pro bono with several foundations and organisations supporting science, culture and sports.


Stefan Binder

Junior Economist
Stefan Binder
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"The most valuable knowledge does not stem from a gut feeling."

Stefan Binder is a Junior Economist at Wellershoff & Partners. In addition to the further development of various econometric models he focuses on automating our analysis and data management systems. Stefan Binder studies Economics with a minor in Data Science at the University of Zurich.


Dr. Cyril Demaria

Head Private Markets
Cyril Demaria
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"Private markets thrive on asymmetric and imperfect information as well as market disruptions."

Cyril Demaria, Head of Private Markets at Wellershoff & Partners, focuses on illiquid assets. Before getting his PhD in management at University of St. Gallen, he graduated in entrepreneurship at HEC Paris, as well as in Law and Geopolitics from Parisian Universities and Sciences Po Lyon. Cyril founded multiple structures and funds, advised the President of a French bank and worked at UBS CIO, where he was in charge of private markets research. Cyril regularly lectures at the ESCP-Europe, EDHEC and EADA. He is an expert for SECA, AFIC and InvestEurope.

+41 44 256 80 45
cyril.demaria@wellershoff.ch


Hanspeter Hausheer

Senior Economist
Hanspeter Hausheer
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"Age doesn’t turn a fool into a sage but does add some experience."

Hanspeter Hausheer is a senior economist at Wellershoff & Partners, focusing on the global economy. After studying economics at the University of Zürich, he spent four decades at UBS as a commodities analyst and economist.


Nadine van Huisseling

Personal Assistant to the Chairman
Nadine van Huisseling
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"My forecast: You will be best served and best advised with us."

Nadine van Huisseling is the personal assistant to the Chairman of Wellershoff & Partners. She is in charge of coordinating requests for presentations, especially for keynote-addresses and speeches by Prof. Dr. Klaus W. Wellershoff. Nadine has previously worked at several consulting companies and in a family office in Zurich and New York City respectively. She is a graduate of the Schweizerisches Institut für Betriebsökonomie in Zurich and has completed The Secretarial School at the KV Zurich Business School previously. 

 


Christa Janjic-Marti

Senior Investment Consultant and Head EM Strategy
Christa Janjic-Marti
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"Emerging markets may no longer be the salvation of the world economy but their potential remains vast."

Christa Janjic-Marti is Head EM Strategy at Wellershoff & Partners. She focuses on emerging economies and investment strategy. Christa studied at the University of Lausanne and at Cambridge University for a Master’s in economics. She was an emerging market economist at UBS Investment Bank in Zurich, Singapore and London before joining Wellershoff & Partners.


Beatrice Kählin

Assistant to the CEO
Beatrice Kählin
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"We can only succeed as a team."

Beatrice Kählin is CEO Felix Brill’s assistant at Wellershoff & Partners. Besides her administrative responsibilities, Beatrice coordinates the presentations, lectures and events made by Wellershoff & Partners’ experts.


Dr. Andrea Lassmann

Senior Economist
Andrea Lassmann
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"Empirical puzzles deserve economic intuition, quality data, and a sound methodological toolkit."

Andrea Lassmann works as Senior Economist at Wellershoff & Partners. She studied Economics at WU Vienna and Université Paris Dauphine and completed her PhD at ETH Zurich. Before joining Wellershoff & Partners, she was an expert for Switzerland’s external sector at KOF (ETH Zurich), published in the fields of international trade and fiscal federalism, and held lectures in intermediate econometrics.


Dr. Thomas Schäubli

Political Risk Analyst and Managing Editor
Thomas Schäubli
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"Knowledge has been devalued. We’re moving from a knowledge-driven to an understanding-driven society."

Thomas Schäubli is a political risk analyst at Wellershoff & Partners and also manages publications for the firm and its clients. As an analyst Thomas monitors political developments in Switzerland and Europe and tracks the influence of politics on economies and financial markets. Thomas has studied politics at the University of Zurich and the London School of Economics and then got his PhD at the ETH Zurich.


Dr. Costa Vayenas

Senior Investment Consultant
Costa Vayenas
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“Financial globalization has hardly started.”

Costa Vayenas is Senior Investment Consultant at Wellershoff & Partners. Previously he worked as an analyst for UBS in London, New York and Zurich. His recent roles included Head of Research and Head of Credit for the emerging markets. He has lectured at the University of Zurich as well as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). He is the author of numerous investment-related publications about the emerging markets, and he is active in the digital start-up sector.

+41 44 256 10 33
costa.vayenas@wellershoff.ch