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Latino Daily News

Tuesday September 21, 2010

Brevan Howard to Set up New Office in Brazil

Hedge fund manager, Brevan Howard, handling assets of approx. 32 billion is looking to expand in Latin America. The Financial Times reports the new Brazil office is to be lead by Mario Mesquita, a former deputy governor of Brazil’s central bank, who is already a member of Brevan Howard’s staff.

The FT writes: Lackluster returns from strategies trading in U.S. and European securities and difficult Asian markets are now pushing more managers to consider bulking up in Latin America…
A significant rise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the region is also driving interest among merger arbitrageurs, which have likewise seen a spike in the number of Latin American deals contributing significantly towards profitability over the past 12 months.