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GUILHERME ABBUD, CFA, MBA

FOUNDER, CIO AND GENERALIST PORTFOLIO MANAGER

25 years of experience in the financial markets

 

Responsible for all Fixed Income and Multimarket funds at Bradesco Asset Management after the merger with HSBC Asset, where he previously worked as LATAM CIO overseeing USD 50 billion and leading 65 professionals in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.  Elected by Institutional Investor Magazine as Best Strategist of 2014 and for 3 consecutive years as Head of the Best Fixed Income Team by Valor Investe.
He also worked at Western Asset Management, Votorantim Asset, Sul América Investimentos, ING Barings and Hedging-Griffo.
Graduated in Business Administration from FEA-USP, with specialization in finance from FIA-USP, MBA from INSEAD (France and Singapore) and CFA Charterholder

CESAR DAMMOUS

FOUNDER, CRO, CCO

22 years of experience in the financial markets

Latin America Risk Director at Franklin Templeton, where he structured risk control processes and performance analysis for funds and PMs. Created and implemented an innovative liquidity risk control model. Previously, he held positions as Chief Operating Officer at Sul América Investimentos and Risk Manager at HSBC Global Asset Management, where he created, defined and implemented MtM methodologies. He was a pioneer in creating corporate credit asset pricing models for Brazilian assets.

Graduated in Economics from Mackenzie University, with a specialization in risk from FGV, MBA in Risk and Finance from USP and MBA in Administration from Insper.
 

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FERNANDO FONTOURA, CFA

FOUNDER, FUNDAMENTAL EQUITIES PORTFOLIO MANAGER

15 years of experience in the financial markets

Senior Equity Portfolio Manager, focusing on Small Caps at HSBC Global Asset Management and BRAM. During this time, the fund accumulated an outperformance of 34% to the benchmark, with an annual Information Ratio of 1.4x, above the industry average.
 
He was awarded "Citywire AAA Top Manager" for its performance in this strategy in Nov/2015 . Previously he held positions as research analyst and equities trader at HSBC. 
 
 
Graduated in Business Administration from FGV-EAESP and CFA Charterholder since 2011.

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NICOLAS SAAD, CFA, CQF, PRM

PARTNER, FIXED INCOME AND FX PORTFOLIO MANAGER

23 years of experience in the financial markets

 

Senior Fixed Income and Multimarket portfolio manager at Western Asset management, where he was member of the team awarded ‘Prêmio Benchmark’ as best Fixed Income manager in 2016 by ‘Investidor Institucional’ magazine. Senior Fixed Income and Multi-market portfolio management at HSBC Global Asset Management.
 
Previously also with HSBC, managed a fund of multi-market funds and was responsible for the performance analysis department.

Master in Industrial Engineering from EPUSP. CFA Charterholder since 2003, PRM since 2009, CQF since 2012.
 

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EMERSON SANCHEZ

PARTNER, RISK ARBITRAGE AND VOLATILITY PORTFOLIO MANAGER

22 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Senior Multimarkets portfolio manager at Bradesco Asset Management from 2014 to 2018, focusing on risk arbitrage and equity volatility strategies in Brazil.

 

He had a distinctive performance in the team awarded ‘Best Multimarkets Management Team’ by ‘Exame’ magazine in 2017.

 

In 2001 he founded Volatilidade Invesimentos.which was acquired by Claritas Investimentos where he was head of the risk arbitrage and derivatives team and became a partner in 2009.

Graduated in Economics from Mackenzie University and an MBA in Finance from Ibmec-SP.

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MARCELO SAGAE, CFA

PARTNER, TOP DOWN EQUITIES PORTFOLIO MANAGER

23 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Senior Multimarkets portfolio manager at Bradesco Asset Management, responsible for the equity strategies. Obtained an outstanding performance in the team awarded ‘Best Multimarkets Management Team’ by ‘Exame’ magazine in 2017.

Previously he was Head of Multimarket Funds at Votorantim Asset Management and also worked at Credit Agricole Asset Management, Lloyds Bank and Merrill Lynch.

Graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from Escola Politécnica-USP, specialization in Business Administration at UC Berkeley and CFA Charterholder since 2011.

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HELDER BASSI

PARTNER, FIXED INCOME AND FX PORTFOLIO MANAGER 

25 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Responsible for Banco Votorantim local fixed income desk. He also managed the bank's proprietary risk impacted by clients deals .

 

Previously he was a manager at Votorantim Asset Management where he was for 8 years responsible for the FX risk of the multimarkets funds risk and the FX funds.

 

He started his career in the foreign exchange desk of Banco Votorantim.

Graduated in Business Administration from FGV - EAESP

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SERGIO MASTRANGELO

PARTNER, COMMODITIES PORTFOLIO MANAGER

24 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Senior Commodities and FX trader at ED&F Man and Bunge.

Previosuly he also managed a large Ethanol and sugarcane plant in Brazil. He started his career covering Equities at local brokerage houses and investment banks and then moved into Commodities. Previously he worked at Banco Prosper, Interbank, DC corretora and a single Family office in Brazil.

Master in Economics from IBMEC-RJ and in Political Science from IUPERJ-RJ, MBA from FGV.

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MARCOS YOKOTA

PARTNER, HEAD OF INVESTOR RELATIONS

24 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Founding partner of Santa Cruz Investimentos, a wealth management firm where he was responsible for high income clients and new business development. Prior to it, he was also responsible for Sales and New Business at TCX Investimentos and officer at Vector Investimentos.

 

Worked as a relationship manager at BM& Bovespa responsible for the main institutional brokerage firms and as commercial director at Thomson Financial in Latin America.

Graduated in Business Administration from FEA-USP and Executive MBA from INSPER.

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RENATA ZAGHEN

PARTNER, INVESTOR RELATIONS 

16 years of experience in the financial market.

Member of the Sales Desk at Banco Fibra, quoting and closing derivatives operations for middle market clients, distributing fixed income notes, money market operations, BM&F guarantees with other financial institutions. Worked in the capital markets and sales desk teams at Banco Santos and Banco Modal.

 

Started her career at Banco Votorantim in the sell side institutional research sales team.


Graduated in Materials Engineering from Mackenzie University, with an MBA in Finance from IBMEC.

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NINO LIMA

PARTNER, HEAD OF OPERATIONS

41 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Head of Operations at Sul América Investimentos for 20 years, responsible for structuring and managing compliance, controlling, back and middle office departments for funds and managed accounts. He was a voting member of Cross-department committees and coordinated the corporate restructuring process for Sul America Investimentos.

 

He started his career at Banco Safra, having also worked at Crefisul, Bank of Boston and Banco Sul América.

Graduated in Business Administration from Uni S'antana with certification by Insper in executive education and MBA Insper.

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RAPHAEL SAPORITI

PARTNER, BUSINESS ANALYST

7 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Responsible for institutional equity and private Multimarkets fund of funds portfolio management at HSBC Global Asset Management and subsequently Bradesco Asset Management.

Started his career as Middle Office analyst at HSBC Global Asset Management, where he managed processes for the funds and was responsible for coordinating the relationship among the asset manager, legal and custody departments.

 

Graduated in Business Administration from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing - ESPM.

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THOGARMA RIBEIRO

PARTNER, BUSINESS ANALYST

7 years of experience in the financial market.

 

Product Analyst at Bradesco Asset Management, responsible for analysis and process coordination involving investment funds with different areas of the Bank and clients.

 

She started her career as Middle Office analyst at HSBC Global Asset Management, where she managed processes for the funds and was responsible for coordinating the relationship among the asset manager, legal and custody departments.

 

Graduated in International Relations from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas - FMU.

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VICTÓRIA SANTOS JORGE

SÓCIA E ANALISTA DE INFLAÇÃO

4 anos de experiência no mercado financeiro.

 

Foi analista de Inflação na Ativa Investimentos, responsável por coletas de preços e consequentemente projeção do índice. Depois disso foi analista de Research na Asset 1, onde fazia análises e projeções do Balanço de Pagamentos.
Iniciou a carreira como estagiária na Tesouraria do Banco Ribeirão Preto, era responsável por estudos macroeconômicos e controle de liquidez do banco.
 
Formada em Ciências Econômicas pela Faculdade de Economia e Administração de Ribeirão Preto - USP.

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