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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

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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...