Founded in 2001 and associated to Grupo Azimut since 2015, AZ Quest is one of the largest and most traditional independent fund managers from Brazil, offering a diversified platform of high-quality products in a range of financial strategies for Equities, Macro, Corporate Debt and Arbitrage. Currently, we boast more than 50 professionals with long market experience gained in some of the most prominent institutions.
Our objective is to offer funds that bring consistent returns over the long term, creating wealth through the excellence of our team. The diversified platform allows applications to be made across the most varied models of products, aligning the allocation of portfolios to the profiles of each investor.
We received “MQ1 (Excellent)”, the highest rating from Moody’s in Management Quality, based upon our disciplined investment management process, high level of experience of our professional staff, solid infrastructure and operational controls, as well as the dedication and support of our controlling partner.Grupo Azimut
Our history of evolution and consistent growth.
With a focus on wealth preservation and upon the capacity to generate consistent returns over the long term, AZ Quest’s understanding is that the analysis of the fundamentals is the most adequate form of capturing the best investment opportunities within the different markets. We believe that consistency in performance over the long term is the decisive factor for portfolio results. As we always say:
We are a fund manager with a unique investment process, which starts out with the analysis of the macro-economic outlook of the country. From the definition of the investment outlook scenario, each of our teams begins its investment process, in which the fundamental analysis is the principal element for constructing portfolios. The selection of assets takes into account the intrinsic value and level of governance of each of the candidate companies to be included in our portfolios.
Formed by professionals with great market experience, AZ Quest values its human capital as being an intangible asset and seeks to attract and retain talent through a culture of incentives that encourages and rewards meritocracy and teamwork.
The majority of our professionals are partners, in a policy of incentive alignment between managers, shareholders and investors.
André Muller - Chief Economist
Daniel Borini - Corporate Debt Analyst
Daniel Namur - Junior Equity Analyst
Fernanda Cunha - Senior Equity Analyst
Guilherme Costa - Corporate Debt Analyst
Gustavo Zupo - Arbitrage Trader
Jean Marcondes - Co-responsible for Arbitrage Strategy
João Mamede - Senior Equity Analyst
Juliano Camargo - Economist
Lina Claudia Buares - In charge of Administration, Finance and HR
Mirella Hirakawa - Economist
Erick Takarabe - Risk Manager
Pedro Fortunato - Investor Relations
Rafael Basso - Onshore/Offshore Corporate Debt Trader
Tiago Rangel - Corporate Debt Analyst
Verônica Ladeira - Trader and Corporate Debt Analyst
Vinicius Langoni - Investor Relations
Graduated in Economy, PUC-RJ, and holder of the Owner President Management Program (OPM 52) degree from Harvard Business School. He started his professional career at Banco Safra as an equity trader in 1991. In 1995, he joined the sales and distribution area of Banco Garantia, which was later acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston. In 2006, he became Partner-Director at Quest Investimentos, being responsible for investor relationship and business development.
He has been the CEO of AZ Quest since 2011.
Graduated in Economy from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-SP), with a specialization in Capital Markets from FEA-USP. He was an intern at Banco Itaú from 1998 to 1999 and also at Banco Lloyds TSB from 1999 to 2000.
He has been responsible for the Risk, Compliance, Back Office and IT areas since the foundation of AZ Quest in 2001.
Corporate Debt Strategy Manager
Graduated in Metalwork Engineering from POLI-USP. He has worked in the products and structuring areas and IBD for institutions such as Itaú Asset, Credit Suisse, Banco Santos and Banco Fator between 2000 and 2009. He was Corporate Debt Funds Manager at Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo from 2009 to 2015.
He has been responsible for Corporate Debt Strategy at AZ Quest since 2015.
Equity Strategy Manager
Graduated in Business Administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP). He was Fund Analyst at Reliance from 2003 to 2007. At Gales Asset Management, he acted as Buy-side Analyst from 2007 to 2008. He occupied the same position at Mirae Asset, from 2009 to 2010.
He has been manager and equity analyst at AZ Quest since 2011.
Equity Strategy Macro
Marco Mecchi holds a degree in Production Engineering from POLI-USP. His professional career began as a Trader at Banco Graphus from 1993 to 1995, followed by a role as an FX Trader at Banco CCF from 1995 to 2000. He then served as Head Trader at BNP Paribas from 2000 to 2003 and as Partner and Portfolio Manager at Fiducia Asset Management from 2003 to 2005. Subsequently, he held the position of Head Trader at HSBC from 2005 to 2016 and Head of Treasury at Banco Bradesco from 2016 to 2017. In 2017, he became one of the Founding Partners of MZK Investimentos. Since 2021, he has been the Head Portfolio Manager of Macro Strategy at AZ Quest.
Head of Arbitrage Strategy
Worked as an Equities trader in the following investment houses: Concórdia Corretora de Valores (1994-2003), Ágora Invest (2003-2007) and Alpes Corretora (2007-2008). He was a manager at Legan Asset Management from 2008 to 2016.
He is responsible for Arbitrage Strategy at AZ Quest since 2016.
Operating since 1989, Grupo Azimut is the foremost independent asset manager in Italy. The business model of the Group is unique and is based upon the complete integration between the manager and distribution of investment funds. It currently has almost 100 investment professionals across the world and a network of more than 2,000 financial consultants, with offices in Italy, Luxemburg, Ireland, Sweden, Monaco, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, USA and Brazil.