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.
Ana Luiza Abrão - Co-manager of Macro
André Muller - Chief Economist
Bruno Barbosa - Equity Analyst
Caio Montenele -CFA - Equity Analyst
Daniel Borini - Corporate Debt Analyst
Daniela Pinter - Trader Assistant
Debora Nogueira - Economist
Eduardo Duarte - Investor Relations
Gustavo Zupo - Arbitrage Trader
Iuri Rocha - Investor Relations
Jean Marcondes - Co-responsible for Arbitrage strategy
Juliano Camargo - Economist
Lina Claudia Buares - In charge of Administration, Finance and HR
Marcello Curvello - Co-manager Macro
Marcello Milman - CFA - Equity Analyst
Marcelo Lorande - CFA - Risk Manager
Mariana Coelho de Oliveira - Equity Analyst
Pedro Fortunato - Investor Relations
Tiago Rangel - Corporate Debt Analyst
Vinicius Langoni - Investor Relations
Wilson Barcellos - In charge of the Institutional Investor area
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.
CIO and Equity Strategy Manager
Graduated in Production Engineering, PUC-RJ, with an MBA in Finance Executive from IBMEC – RJ. He studied Advanced Investment Management Program at London Business School and participated in the Program for Leadership Development (PLD) from Harvard Business School.
He was the co-manager for the Equities Funds at Fleming Graphus Asset Management from 1995 to 1999. He joined as partner and co-manager of the Equity Fund and the Long Short Fund at Gap Asset Management, from 1999 to 2003.
In 2003 he became Head of Equity at Santander Asset Management, a position he occupied until 2007, when he assumed the position of CIO, where he headed the Equity, Multi-Market and Company Analysis teams from 2007 to 2011.
He has been in charge of the Equity Strategy at AZ Quest since 2011 and has held the position of CIO since 2015.
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.
Co-manager and Equity Analyst
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 the co-manager and equity analyst at AZ Quest since 2011.
Co-manager and Equitiy Analyst
Graduated in Business Administration from the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP, with courses in Advanced Investment Management Programme at London Business School, Valuation at New York University and Advanced Derivatives / Financial Accounting at Ibmec-SP.
He started his career as an Equity Manager at Unibanco Asset Management 1996-2004. Subsequently, he became Head of Equity at Santander Asset Management 2004-2012. He occupied the same position at Schroders Investment Management, from 2012 to 2014, and at Sulamerica Investimentos, until June, 2017.
He has been the co-manager of Equitiy at AZ Quest since June, 2017
Macro Strategy Manager
Graduated in Economy from the Faculdade Candido Mendes – RJ, further having studied Advanced Investment Management Program at London Business School. He was an intern in the economics department and the interest rates desk at Graphus from 1994 to 1995 and Interest, exchange, futures, options and public titles trader at GAP Asset Management from 1997 to 2001. At Citibank, 2001-2005, he was Senior Trader of proprietary positions, swaps and government bonds. He became the Statutory Director of Merrill Lynch, a position he held from 2007 to 2009. At the same bank, he was head of the interest rates desk from 2005 to 2009.
He has been responsible for the Fixed-Income strategies, since 2011, and for the Macro strategy at AZ Quest since 2014.
Macro Strategy Manager
Graduated in Economy from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and has a Post-Graduation from the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC). He was a trader of interest rates, currency and derivatives at Citibank from 1995 to 1996 and he became vice-president of the currency and derivatives desk of the bank, a position he held until 2003. At Citigroup, he was the Director of Emerging Markets in Nova York from 2003 until 2007. He held the office of senior vice-president of the FICC area at Goldman Sachs from 2007 to 2008. At Morgan Stanley, 2008 – 2016, he was Managing Director – Head Trader Latin America.
He has been responsible for Macro strategy at AZ Quest since 2017.
Head of Investor Relations
Graduated in Public Administration from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP), and has a post-graduation in Finance from Harvard University and in Marketing from ESPM-SP. He held the position of partner responsible for local and international investor relations at G5 Evercore from 2009 to 2012. At Principia Capital Management, he was responsible for investor relations from 2007 until 2009. He worked in the area of onshore and offshore fund distribution at Alliance Capital both in Brazil and other countries in South America from 1999 to 2002.Prior to this, he spent periods working for the banks: Bozano, Simonsen and Sudameris.
He has been responsible for the area of Investor Relations at AZ Quest since 2012.
Co-Manager of Equity
Graduated in Administration from Ibmec – RJ. He was a derivatives trader at Fidúcia Asset Management from 2005 to 2007, and at Quest Investimentos from 2007 to 2010. At Oren Investimentos, he was multimarket and equities funds manager, from 2010 to 2011.
He has been the co-manager of the Long Short funds at AZ Quest since 2011.
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.
Corporate Debt Analyst
Graduated in Mining Engineering from POLI-USP. He was a corporate debt analyst at Credit Suisse Asset Management, from 2011 to 2015.
He is co-responsible for the strategy and analysis of Corporate Debt at AZ Quest since 2015.
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.