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Joaquim Levy, Bradesco AM, interview
21 February 2014
Joaquim Levy, CEO of Bradesco Asset Management, talks to Hardeep Dhillon about the company’s pioneering spirit and his views on investing in Latin America
Bradesco Asset Management
Joaquim Levy's glittering career includes stints at the
International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, Brazilian
Ministry of Finance, Inter-American Development Bank and as
Secretary of Finance of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
He joined Bradesco Asset Management (Bram) as chief strategy
officer in June 2010, the same year that saw assets under
management (AuM) exceed BRL202.3bn ($100bn). At the end of 2011
Levy became Bram's chief executive officer and by the end of
2013 AuM had grown to BRL305.3bn.
"I was fortunate that my public sector career involved many
moments of structural change and the freedom to bring new
things to fruition. So, I feel comfortable in the private
sector because you have to introduce new things all the time
and asset management in Brazil is a dynamic activity," he says.
Having graduated in naval architecture, he says he is still an
engineer at heart...
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