2015 Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — March 24 – 25, 2015

2015 Trade Mission to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
For Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate Fund Managers

March 24 – 25, 2015
Rio de Janeiro


In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, and the U.S. Export Assistance Center in New York City, you are invited  to apply to join the Trade Mission  which will introduce a small, select group of U.S. private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate fund managers to  meet pre-screened  Institutional investors from Brazil’s largest Insurance companies, Pension Funds, high net worth individuals and family offices. The mission is organized by Katsof Consulting.

Trade Missions and similar events supported by the U.S. Commerce Department have attracted top funds from the U.S. Click here to see some of the funds that have attended in the past.

There have been forty-four other Trade Missions globally with the  goal of  helping  promote U.S. economic growth by providing a forum to encourage and stimulate increased foreign business investment in the United States. Two hundred and seventy-five U.S. based private equity and venture capital general partners have traveled on one or more of forty-four trade missions to twenty-eight cities around the world since 2010. They have been introduced to 1,000 plus institutional investors

GP Delegate Selection Criteria

Attendees must be invited to participate in this mission.  Invitees represent a select group of top U.S. private equity, infrastructure, venture capital and real estate fund managers. The group will consist of senior executives and will have a mix of GP’s with diverse investment strategies, sector focuses, and geographic preferences.

Attendance in the Trade Mission to Brazil is limited to fifteen U.S. Funds to maximize the level of overall access and one-on-one meeting opportunities with the institutional attendees. Based on past interest and participation, we expect demand to be very high. Attendees will be accepted on a rolling basis up until the deadline of February 28, 2015.

Alternative Asset Fund managers such as Bond Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Venture Capital Funds will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Diverse investment strategies, sector focuses and geographic preferences.
  • Industry leading performance history.
  • Sound management and accounting practices.


Institutional Investors in Brazil as well as family offices and high net worth individuals are now investing in alternative assets in the U.S. In recent years, there has been a large movement of capital to the U.S., in particular from high net worth individuals and institutional money managers into Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate and Infrastructure Funds. The Trade Mission facilitates this process by arranging the introduction of a select group of U.S Fund managers to the leading Brazilian Institutions, family offices and high net worth individuals.

The Mission will provide:

  • One-on-one meetings with LP investors in Rio de Janeiro arranged by the U.S. Commerce department.
  • An opportunity to meet Brazilian Institutional limited partner investors from the largest Insurance companies, Pension Funds, family offices and private wealth managers.
  • A forum to exchange ideas and strategies with Brazilian investors, other U.S.-based fund managers, and policy-makers from both Brazil and the United States.
  • Opportunities for intimate interaction between U.S.GP’s and Brazilian LP’s
  • Promote U.S. PE, infrastructure, real estate and VC Funds
  • Introduce U.S. PE, infrastructure, real estate and VC Funds to Brazilian LP’s

Benefits to Fund Managers

  • Exposure to top level Brazilian investors in an exclusive setting.
  • Knowledge gained from Brazilian investors.
  • Serve as a delegate in a U.S. government initiative aimed at promoting the nation’s leadership in private equity, infrastructure, venture capital and real estate to foreign institutional investors.
  • Showcase your firm’s investment expertise directly to interested investors.

Brazilian Investors

  • Institutional Investors (Insurance, Pension)
  • Corporate Investors
  • Family Office Managers
  • Heads of Families
  • High Net Worth Individuals



Tuesday March 24, 2015 – Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the five-star JW Marriott hotel.
8:30 PM Informal get together for the U.S. GP’s in the hotel’s Executive Lounge together with representatives from the U.S. Commerce department.


Wednesday March 25, 2015
Trade Mission in Rio de Janeiro
All Trade Mission events will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast in the Executive Lounge
9:00 – 9:30 AM Networking and Registration of US GP delegates and LP delegates from Rio de Janeiro – Wayana Ball Room
9:30 – 1:30 PM One-on-one meetings: Members of the U.S. delegation will meet in one-on-one meetings with each Investment Professional from the leading Brazilian Institutions, Insurance companies, pension funds and family offices. Each attendee will be given a schedule that will ensure he meets with each Brazilian institution. Meetings will be approximately twenty minutes long
1:30 – 2:30 PM Lunch – Javae Ballroom
A Buffet Lunch will be served. It will be an opportunity for the GP’s and LP’s to continue their discussions in an informal setting.
Depart hotel for transfer to airport. Meet your driver at the Concierge desk three hours prior to your flight.
Extensions available upon request

*The government of the United States, particularly the U.S. department of Commerce and the U. S. Embassy, is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The U.S. and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.