The Brazilian investment management industry has evolved in the last couple of years. This market revolves around management of Brazilian hedge, fixed income, and equity investment funds. One of the top investment management company is BTG Pactual.
Top investment management firm in Brazil
BTG Pactual is committed to providing administrative services as well as managing portfolios and investment funds. BTG Pactual has a consolidated track record that dates back three decades ago. BTG Pactual prides itself of its organized asset management division that deals in Latin America and Global Asset Management. It also specializes in merchant banking and fiduciary administration. This firm works with independent managers and provides fund management services to them. BTG Pactual manages about R$ 135.6 billion assets and is considered one of the largest companies in Brazil. Additionally, this enterprise deals in risk management and internal control.
About Cassio Audi
Cassio Audi is a financial executive from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Audi is action oriented, open, hands-on, and straightforward when it comes to executing his duties. Cassio Audi is fluent English and Spanish. Audi has worked in the U.S. and Brazil. He has more than two decades of professional experience working for private and public companies. Audi is skilled in:
• Modeling, business planning, and Analysis
• Financial and accounting management
• Decision and controllership support
• Resource management
• Strategy development
Audi is a proud alumnus of the University of Sao Paulo. He was the managing director of GVMI, a private equity firm with operations in the U.S. and Brazil. Audi also worked for Rossi Commercial Properties as an investment officer and later as the company’s CFO. Some of the other companies that he has worked for include JP Morgan Chase, Dow Chemical Company, Brookfield Brazil Real Estate Partners Inc., and Gillette.
EOS has single-handedly changed the shape, smell, and taste of drugstore lip balms. Elizabeth Segran, at Fast Company, tells the story in her article, “The Untold Story Of How Lip Balm Upstart EOS Outdid Chapstick”. EOS first began with Sanjiv Mehra, Jonathan Teller, and Craig Dubitsky as the thinkers behind the concept of how they would infiltrate the drugstore beauty aisle with something new and exciting. They chose lip balm as their beauty item, because they saw a need for innovation within the products development. At the time Blistex and Chapstick were the name brand products to beat.
The three men researched lip balm and decided women wanted to be able to find the balm easily when thrown inside of their purse. They also wanted to give women more than a simple function of lip balm. So, they decided to stimulate the senses with sight, smell, touch, feel, and even sound. The round design was decided upon to hold inside the palm easily. They also added softness to the packaging, as Well as, amazing tastes and smells to the balm itself. When the sphere closes, it creates a clicking noise in order to let the owner know that it is closed.
EOS is now selling over 1 million items per week, and the company is worth $250 million. Two out of the three original owners, Sanjiv Mehra and Jonathan Teller, currently run the company and credit much of their success with the wide spread marketing they engaged with in order to let people know about their product. Using TV and magazine ads to begin with, they moved on to include social media, celebrity, and even products, such as, Disney, Alice in Wonderland and Keds to partner up with. With the knowledge between them they were able to brainstorm and redesign a well-known product, manufacture the product themselves, and make it a household name. EOS lip balm products are available on major retails stores such as Target, Walmart and online on eBay and Amazon.
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Mike Baur is a man of great ambition. He’s had a love for Banking since he was a teenager. So it came as no surprise to anyone when he dedicated much of his early adulthood in the banking industry. By 2014, he had over 20 years of experience working with finance.
He worked for some of the biggest banks in Switzerland, including UBS and Clariden Leu. In 2014, he left the banking world to pursue some of his entrepreneurial ambitions. Along with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, he co-founded Swiss Startup Factory (SSUF). Swiss Startup Factory is Baur’s primary focus these days.
He also participated in the START Summiteer, a start-up pitching contest hosted by the University of St. Gallen. He served as one of the jury members. In 2016, SSUF partnered with CTI and Baur was named Deputy Managing Director. CTI would not be the last company that takes interest in Baur’s performance at SSUF. Later on, SSUF would partner with Goldbach Group and Fintech.
Baur led the SSUF Accelerator Program. The program focused on helping young tech entrepreneurs set up a successful business. The program offered everything from one-on-one mentoring to full financial support. Baur took a special interest in the Accelerator Program because it combined his love of startups with his love of helping the young succeed.
Swiss Startup Factory is the first privately funded startup support company in Switzerland. Its Accelerator Program was nationwide news for several months. Baur described the program as the number-one program in the country that could actually bring startups to life in 3 months. There aren’t many publically offered programs, anywhere in the world, that can actually do that. Baur takes great pride in telling people about the SSUF’s unique program.
He wants people to know that SSUF enjoys working closely with it program participants. They don’t put people in a room with teachers and give lectures. Participants can interact with founders nearly every day. It gives participants the opportunity to form mentor-student connections, while also giving them direct access to experts.
The one challenge that SSUF often faces with startups is dealing with passion-driven entrepreneurs. Having a passion for the project is a good quality, but too much passion and there’s not enough focus on the real-life business elements. It’s important to always keep startups grounded.