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Capitania Asset & Risk Management

The Capitania team: arbitrage opportunities from out-of-line onshore and offshore pricing

Brazil's hedge funds break through

Capitania is one of a rare breed in Brazil’s hedge fund community: a quant specialist, whose strategies include arbitrage and relative value. Amaury Junior, who previously worked for Bank of America and JPMorgan as a derivatives trader, founded the firm. Capitania’s initial mandate was to manage part of Bank of America’s Brazil exposure, which comprised $300 million in cash instruments and $6 billion in exotic derivatives.

Today the firm manages money for a range of clients – its offshore hedge funds have $80 million of assets and its onshore hedge funds and private portfolios have $250 million. The funds invest across all Brazilian instruments including asset-backed securities, commodities and equities. The firm takes a long-term approach and focuses more on international investors than local.

Capitania also has an advisory division, which structures and executes financial risk management services for large corporations and financial institutions. Other advisory services include financial risk analysis and risk management policies and implementation guidelines.

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