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ABVCAP 2012-13 Update: Trends, Challenges and Perspectives - São Paulo

The ABVCAP 2012-13 Update presented an overview on the current economic scenario and insights on trends and perspectives of where fundraising, investments and exits in the Brazilian private equity and venture capital are heading. 


08h30     Registration and Welcome Coffee

09h00     Abertura: Clovis Meurer, President of ABVCAP and Partner and Senior Executive of CRP Companhias de Participações

09h05     Outlook: 2013 Economic Update

Moderated: Adriana Arai, Editor-in-Chief, Latin Americam, Bloomberg 

Ilan Goldfajn, Chief Economist at Itaú Unibanco and Partner Itau BBA

Gustavo Franco, ex-Central Bank President and Founding Partner of Rio Bravo Investimentos

09h50   Perspectives of Brazilian Fund Managers on Fundraising, Investments and Exits

Moderated: Robert S. Linton, International Investor Relations for ABVCAP. 

Adauto Soares Ferreira Martins,  Founding Partner of NEO Investimentos

Wilson Rosa, Diretor da Advent international                 

10h30        Coffee Break

11h00        Industry Data Presentation

Luiz Eugenio Figueiredo, Vice-President of ABVCAP e Director da Rio Bravo Investimentos 

11h15       The Increasing Participation of Local LPs in Private Equity

Moderated: Cesar Collier, Manging Director, Siguler Guff

Clarisse Heck Machado, Manager of Investment Analysis of Real Grandeza

Maurício Marcellini Pereira, CIO, FUNCEF

Silvio Renato Rangel Silveira, CEO of the Foundation for Complementary Pension Funds of Itaipu - FIBRA (Fundação ITAIPU Brasil de Previdência Complementar - FIBRA)

12h-12h15        ABVCAP Update and Closing 

 Confirmed Speakers:

Adriana Arai, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg
Is managing editor for Latin America for Bloomberg News. She is responsible for news coverage from Bloomberg's 10 bureaus in the region. Prior to her current role, Arai was Brazil bureau chief, Mexico bureau chief and a general assignment reporter in Mexico City. She joined Bloomberg News in 2004. Before joining Bloomberg, Arai worked in various editorial positions for Dow Jones Newswires in Sao Paulo, Brasilia and London and was a reporter for Brazilian financial daily Gazeta Mercantil in Sao Paulo.

Gustavo H. B. Franco, ex-Central Bank President and Founding Partner of Rio Bravo Investimentos.
He was president of the Central Bank of Brazil between August 1997 and January 1999, having been in the four previous years, director of the International Area of the Central Bank and Secretary Assistant for Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance.


Ilan Goldfajn, Chief Economist at Itaú Unibanco and Partner Itau BBA
He served as director of Economic Policy at the Brazilian Central Bank (2000-2003) and as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (1996-1999). He was a founding partner and manager at Ciano Investimentos (2007-2008) and a partner at Gávea Investimentos (2003-2006).He has acted as an advisor to international organizations such as the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, as well as the Brazilian government and private sector.

Robert S. Linton - International Investor Relations for ABVCAP

Is the founder of LCE Capital Advisory, a São Paulo-based boutique that provides international sales/marketing and investor relations services to Brazilian private equity and hedge fund managers. Robert is currently the coordinator of International Investor Relations for ABVCAP – the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He has worked in São Paulo since 1993 for a number of investment banks, private equity funds and alternative asset managers such as Banco Sul América, Rio Bravo, Vision Brazil, Crefisul and Deutsche Bank. 

Adauto Soares Ferreira Martins, Founding Partner of NEO Investimentos
Is the partner responsible for investors relations at NEO Investimentos since the beginning of the operations in 2003. Before that was a Vice President in JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management’s Brazil unit. Since 1995, when he joined Banco Patrimonio de Investimento with the goal of structuring a fully-functioning sales department, he has maintained long lasting relationships with a wide array of pension funds and institutional clients.

Wilson Rosa, Diretor of Advent International
Joined Advent International in 2007. He participated in the acquisition of Lojas Quero-Quero, where he worked as CFO and Director of Financial Services in 2008 and 2009. Since then, he has been responsible for analyzing potential investments in retail, oil & gas and mining services in Brazil. Previously, he spent four years with McKinsey & Co in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. He worked on strategy, corporate governance, organization and operation projects for major Latin American companies in different industries, including media, consumer goods and utilities. Wilson also worked for Vivo, the main cell phone operator in Brazil, as strategy and business development manager, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions. 

Cesar Collier, Managing Director of Siguler Guff
Is a Managing Director of Siguler Guff and head of the Firm's São Paulo office. He is a senior member of the BRIC investment team and sits on the Investment Committees for the BRIC Opportunities Funds. Mr. Collier was a Senior Vice President at Standard Bank Private Equity. He began his private equity career at Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity (MLGPE) in 2007. Previously, held senior management positions with Wal-Mart, Carrefour, Royal Ahold and Bompreço, serving these major retailers in both financial and operational capacities. 

Clarisse Heck Machado, Manager of Investment Analysis of Real Grandeza
Is the Investment Director Assistant of Real Grandeza - Fundação de Previdência e Assistência Social, the Pension Fund for Eletrobrás Furnas and Eletrobás Eletronuclear employees, and one of the largest institutional investors in Brazil with US$ 5,8 billions under management.

Marcellini Mauricio Pereira, CIO, FUNCEF
Prior to FUNCEF, he worked as Institutional Manager and Executive Director of New Business Investments at Caixa Econômica Federal. He was also on the Boards of Directors of Brazil Railways and Ferronorte, Telemar, and Elo Serviços. Currently he holds the position of CIO of FUNCEF.


Silvio Silveira Renato Rangel, the CEO of the Foundation for Complementary Pension Funds of Itaipu - FIBRA (Fundação ITAIPU Brasil de Previdência Complementar - FIBRA)
Member of the Board of ABRAPP - Brazilian Association of Closed Entities for Complementary Pension Funds (Associação Brasileira das Entidades Fechadas de Previdência Complementar);  member of the National Technical Committee of Investments of ABRAPP. As the CEO of FIBRA since 2006, he held prior positions as security director (2004-2006) and administrative and financial director (1997-2004).


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