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TEAM

Inserted in an environment that stimulates overcoming challenges, combined with a diverse and highly successful and experienced group, Leste’s team seeks to generate consistent long-term alfa in each and every area of its expertise.

Partners and Associates

Carlos Lustre
Structured Products

Product development & Investor Relations for structured products at Leste. With over 18 years of experience in the financial market, Mr. Lustre has joined Leste in January 2018 to develop and distribute structured products. Prior to that, he was responsible for the international business development and the distribution team at Votorantim Asset (VAM). Before VAM, he worked as Product and Sales director at Stratus Investments (private equity), partner at Fram Capital and relationship and product manager at Itau Asset Management, from 2000 and 2011. He was member of Anbima’s Social Security Committee on behalf of Votorantim Asset. He joined Leste in 2018. He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from USP and MBA from IBMEC_INSPER.

Pedro Alberto Orleans e Bragança
Leste Global Investments

Pedro_BragancaInvestor Relations at Leste Global Investments. He began his carrer as investment banking intern at BroadSpan Capital at 2010. In 2011 he joined Gávea Investimentos an intern in the operations area of the Private Equity Funds. Between 2012 and 2014 he worked at banco Itaú BBA in the corporate banking and credit analysis areas. He joined Leste in 2014. He holds a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering from PUC-Rio de Janeiro.

Ricardo Niemeyer
Leste Event Driven

Ricardo NiemeyerInvestor Relations of Event Driven funds. Mr. Niemeyer has a solid experience in distribution and investor relations for liquid and illiquid products. He initiated his career in the financial markets in 2000. He worked in the origination and portfolio management divisions of High and Ultra High Net worth individuals and Single-Family Offices, developing tailormade investment portfolios for his clients. Mr. Niemeyer worked in renowned institutions such as Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo, Gávea, Arsenal Investments and Banco Safra. In 2013 he joined TRX group, being responsible for the sales and investor relations division. He joined Leste in 2016. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from FAAP.

Jessyca Correia
Investor Relations

Partners and Associates

Emmanuel Hermann
CEO

Emmanuel HermannCEO and founder of Leste, Mr. Hermann has an extensive experience in the Financial Markets. He initiated his career at Banco Pactual in 1992 as a fixed income analyst. As Head of the Asset Management division, he became a Partner of the bank in 1998. He was then the co-Head of the Equities division between 1998 and 2006. After the UBS acquisition of Banco Pactual in 2006, Mr. Hermann became the Head of Global Emerging Markets Equities, Equity Derivatives Latam and Structured Products desks. As a founding Partner of BTG Asset Management in 2009, he led the Global Equities desk. After BTG bought Banco Pactual back from UBS, Mr. Hermann became a Director and a member of the Board of the bank until 2014. In that same year he founded Leste.

Alessandra Souza
CFO

Alessandra SouzaMs. Souza initiated her career at Banco BBM in 1996. She joined Banco Pactual in 1998 and worked as equities funds’ risk analyst, derivatives trader, equities’ analyst and portfolio manager, including Latam equities. In 2007 she moved to Paineras Asset Management as a partner and equities’ portfolio manager. Between 2009 and 2012, Ms. Souza acted as Chief of Department at the Mayor’s Finance Secretary of the Rio de Janeiro City, where she worked on restructuring the finances of the city and implemented the “Nota Carioca” project. Ms. Souza holds a BS in Industrial and Electric Engineering from PUC/RJ and a Master of Science degree from FGV/EPGE-RJ.

Marcelo Ganem
CRO

IMGEquipe-Marcelo_GanemCRO at Leste. Mr. Ganem has a robust background in financial markets, focusing on investment analysis and risk management. He was a partner and Investment Manager at Latitude GF, partner and Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange at Paraty Investimentos, and Chief Risk Officer at Fiducia Asset Management. He worked as Market Risk Manager for Bank of America in Latin America. Mr. Ganem has a BS in Civil Engineering from PUC-RJ, an MBA in Finance from COPPEAD/UFRJ, a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from IMPA and a Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering from PUC-RJ.

Tainá Camargo
CCO

Tainá CamargoHead of Legal & Compliance at Leste. Ms. Camargo is a lawyer with focus in Corporate Law and Financial Markets Law. She initiated her career at Xavier, Bernardes e Bragança law firm in 2006. In 2007, she joined Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa & Guerreiro Lawyers as an associate partner of the corporate and financial markets department. Ms. Camargo then worked as a credit analyst at JGP in 2014. She is a lawyer, holds an LLM degree in Corporate Law from UERJ, and holds an MBA in Finance from IBMEC-RJ.

Vítor Uchôa Nunes
COO

Vítor Uchôa NunesCOO at Leste. Mr. Nunes has a robust background in Financial Markets. He initiated his career as an analyst at Banco Pactual in 2006, and later became an Executive Director of the bank. He led the implementation of the Global Collateral Management division in 2008. Between 2013 and 2016 he led the business analysts’ team, responsible for the implementation of the Global Commodities division. Mr. Nunes holds a BS in Economics from IBMEC-RJ and a Master of Science degree in Economics and Finance from FGV/EPGE-RJ.

Partners and Associates

Emmanuel Hermann
CIO

Emmanuel HermannCEO and founder of Leste, Mr. Hermann has an extensive experience in the Financial Markets. He initiated his career at Banco Pactual in 1992 as a fixed income analyst. As Head of the Asset Management division, he became a Partner of the bank in 1998. He was then the co-Head of the Equities division between 1998 and 2006. After the UBS acquisition of Banco Pactual in 2006, Mr. Hermann became the Head of Global Emerging Markets Equities, Equity Derivatives Latam and Structured Products desks. As a founding Partner of BTG Asset Management in 2009, he led the Global Equities desk. After BTG bought Banco Pactual back from UBS, Mr. Hermann became a Director and a member of the Board of the bank until 2014. In that same year he founded Leste.

Daniel Dupont
Portfolio Manager – Event Driven

Daniel DupontHead of Leste Event Driven. Mr. Dupont has a robust experience in the financial markets. He initiated his career at Deutsche Bank in 1999 as an FX trader. In 2001, he joined Citigroup at the Investment Banking division, with focus in mergers and acquisitions. He has been a Portfolio Manager since 2006 and has had experiences at the proprietary desks of Lehman Brothers (UK), BTG Pactual (UK) and ITAÚ BBA (Brasil), being always responsible for a global event driven portfolio. Mr. Dupont holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from USP and an MBA from INSEAD.

Gustavo Reis
Chief Economist

Gustavo ReisChief Economist at Leste Global Investments. Mr. Reis initiated his career as Brazil Economist at Banco Pactual. He then worked as Europe Economist at Lehman Brothers and as US Economist at Barclays Wealth in London. He later joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York as Senior International Economist, covering the world’s largest economies and developing state-of-the-art monitoring tools. Mr. Reis holds a BBA from UFRJ, a Master of Science degree in Economics from EPGE/FGV and a Master of Science degree in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics.

Luiz Felipe Caetano
Portfolio Manager – Credit, Rates & FX

Luiz Felipe CaetanoPortfolio Manager of Credit Trading and EM Macro at Leste Global Investments. He started his career in 2009 as a trainee at Itaú BBA in the Sales and Proprietary Trading Desk areas. In 2010 he moved to the Product Structuring group, which supported the entire proprietary trading desk at the bank. He was responsible for managing products used by the proprietary trading desk and was responsible for managing the relationships with prime brokers and other financial markets clients. He holds a BBA from Insper and is a CFA charterholder.

Michael Bancroft
Portfolio Manager – Global Equities

Michael BancroftHead Portfolio Manager of Corporate Fundamentals at Leste Global Investments and manager of the London Office. He has vast experience in the financial markets. He started his career as a banker in Equity Capital Markets at UBS. 5 years later he joined JP Morgan on the equity derivatives sales & trading desk. In 2003 he joined a new hedge fund launch in London, Polygon, to trade their soft catalyst and capital structure portfolios. He moved with them in 2006 to establish and co-run their HK office. In 2009 Michael joined a long only asset manager in Switzerland as partner, returning to the UK in 2011 to join BTG Pactual, that was establishing their equity trading business in London at that time, and was responsible for convertible bonds and capital structure. He left BTG in 2014 to set up his own fund as CIO with two former colleagues. Based in London, he has joined Leste in 2016.

Rodrigo Bensusan
Portfolio Manager – Equities, Rates & FX

Rodrigo BensusanHead Portfolio Manager of Global Macro at Leste Global Investments. Mr. Bensusan has a robust experience in the financial market, with a focus on global markets. He was an Emerging Markets Debt Trader at Banco Pactual and JGP, where he traded during several market crises, including the Russian crises, Argentine Bankruptcy, and the collapse of Brazilian assets in the period before the election of former President Lula in 2002. He then worked for Deutsche Bank in Brazil, in the global sales division. After Deutsche Bank, he co-founded BR Investimentos, an independent investment firm that was later sold to Bozano Investimentos. Mr. Bensusan holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from PUC-RJ.

Alexander Wohl
Portfolio Manager – Volatility
Denis Vitti
Portfolio Manager – Volatility
Guilherme Arruda
Equity Analyst
José da Mata
Event Driven
Philip Sheridan
Portfolio Manager – Global Equities

Partners and Associates

Daniel Dupont
Portfolio Manager – Event Driven

Daniel DupontHead of Leste Event Driven. Mr. Dupont has a robust experience in the financial markets. He initiated his career at Deutsche Bank in 1999 as an FX trader. In 2001, he joined Citigroup at the Investment Banking division, with focus in mergers and acquisitions. He has been a Portfolio Manager since 2006 and has had experiences at the proprietary desks of Lehman Brothers (UK), BTG Pactual (UK) and ITAÚ BBA (Brasil), being always responsible for a global event driven portfolio. Mr. Dupont holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from USP and an MBA from INSEAD.

José da Mata
Event Driven

Partners and Associates

Stephan de Sabrit
Structured Credit

Stephan de SabritHead of Leste Credit. Mr. de Sabrit initiated his career at Banco Paulista working in sales from 1997 and 1999. He then joined Unibanco/Credibanco´s proprietary trading desk, trading Brazilian Sovereign and Corporate credit bonds. In the year 2000, Mr. de Sabrit was one of the founding partners of Bulltick Capital Markets as head of the Brazil operations, and played an important role in building a USD 980MM asset backed securities fund. In 2007 he became the managing director of Planner Investment Banking in São Paulo, Brazil, where he coordinated the issuances of over R$ 2 Billion of local debt. In 2009 Mr. de Sabrit joined Polo Capital, a Brazilian based Hedge Fund, as the portfolio manager for the structured credit funds, where he ran a portfolio of R$ 1.3 billion. Mr. de Sabrit holds a BBA from FAAP.

Paulo Chi
Structured Credit
Júlia Becker
Structured Credit

Partners and Associates

Leonardo Viveiros
Litigation Finance

Head of Leste Litigation Finance. Mr. Viveiros has a robust experience in litigation. He initiated his career at Taunay, Sampaio e Rocha Advogados law firm in 1995. He was then responsible for the Corporate Litigation and Arbitrage division at the Rio de Janeiro office of Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança Advogados. In 2012 became a partner at SLK, a law firm with focus in civil and strategic corporate litigation and arbitrage. Mr. Viveiros is a lawyer from PUC-RJ, holds a graduate degree in Corporate Law from IBMEC-RJ and specialization in tax law from IBET.

Clarissa Mesquita
Litigation Finance
Marcela Kohlbach
Litigation Finance
Marianna Marra
Litigation Finance

Partners and Associates

Fabio Bailune
Real Estate Brazil

Fabio BailuneHead of Real Estate Brazil at Leste. Mr. Bailune was responsible for the research and new business structuring divisions at Global Equities, with an AUM of R$ 300MM, between 2008 and 2011. He then worked at Banco Máxima, being responsible for the Real Estate new business structuring division and acting as a credit analyst at the validation of the Real Estate assets posted as collateral. Mr. Bailune holds a BBA from IBMEC-RJ and holds an MBA degree in Corporate Management from FGV-RJ.

Stephan de Sabrit
Real Estate US

Stephan de SabritHead of Leste Credit. Mr. de Sabrit initiated his career at Banco Paulista working in sales from 1997 and 1999. He then joined Unibanco/Credibanco´s proprietary trading desk, trading Brazilian Sovereign and Corporate credit bonds. In the year 2000, Mr. de Sabrit was one of the founding partners of Bulltick Capital Markets as head of the Brazil operations, and played an important role in building a USD 980MM asset backed securities fund. In 2007 he became the managing director of Planner Investment Banking in São Paulo, Brazil, where he coordinated the issuances of over R$ 2 Billion of local debt. In 2009 Mr. de Sabrit joined Polo Capital, a Brazilian based Hedge Fund, as the portfolio manager for the structured credit funds, where he ran a portfolio of R$ 1.3 billion. Mr. de Sabrit holds a BBA from FAAP.

Felipe Belo
Real Estate Brazil
Ian Paz
Real Estate Brazil
Lucas Christ
Real Estate Brazil

Partners and Associates

Bernardo Rodenburg
Private Equity

Bernardo RodenburgHead of Private Equity at Leste. Mr. Rodenburg has a vast experience in the legal and financial departments. He initiated his career at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão law firm in 2002, where he stayed until 2007, with focus in partnership law and mergers and acquisitions. He worked in other renowned law firms, such as Skadden, Arps, Slate e Meagher & Flom LLP. In 2007, he joined Opportunity bank, where he was responsible for investments in the Private Equity division. In 2010, he joined Vinci Partners, an Asset Management firm, and in 2011 he founded his first company in the agribusiness sector. Mr. Rodenburg is a lawyer from PUC-RJ and holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Luana Bichuetti
Global Ventures

Foto LuanaHead of Leste Global Ventures. Ms. Bichuetti has a vast experience in strategic consulting and as an executive. She initiated her career at Endeavor Brasil, helping entrepreneurs overcome business challenges. She then worked for 8 years as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney (Brazil) and at Booz & Company (NY), with focus on strategy, strategic planning, process improvement and operating models. In 2014 she joined AB InBev in New York as Global Director of Corporate Commercial University, and later as the Global Head of NABLAB (low and no-alcohol product division). Ms. Bichuetti is a mentor at Endeavor Miami and Board Member at LocalTAU, an organization that promotes entrepreneurship to solve problems in the city of Miami. She holds a BBA from FGV/EAESP and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Felipe Dale
Private Equity
John Michael
Venture Capital Boston
Pedro Tizzot
Private Equity
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