2015 Trade Mission to São Paulo, Brazil — December 1 – 2, 2015

2015 Trade Mission to São Paulo, Brazil
For Hedge Fund Managers, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Infrastructure and Real Estate Fund Managers

December 1 – 2, 2015
São Paulo


  • An opportunity to meet active, screened & interested LPs from Brazil’s leading institutions & family offices.
  • A minimum of twenty private one-on-one meetings with leading Brazilian family offices and institutions.

Key features of the Certified Trade Mission

  • Minimum of TWENTY one-on-one personal meetings with Brazil’s leading families and institutions.
  • Focused, structured, organized and pre arranged private meetings.
  • Convened by the U.S. Embassy.
  • No placement agency fees or commissions.
  • You receive full contact information and background prior to all meetings.
  • Our research has produced fifty-three institutions and thirty-six family Offices who will be invited to meet you.

Brazil Co-Chairman: HMC Itajubá

Formed in 2011, HMC Itajubá is an association between HMC Capital and Itajubá International. They specialize in the distribution of financial products for Institutional Investors in key Latin American markets.

With offices in Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Colombia, HMC Itajubá is an independent company that seeks to use its in-depth local experience to guide the distribution strategy of its partner management firms in each region’s markets. 

Today, HMC Itajubá has the biggest team in Latin America (45 professionals) dedicated to asset distribution. Its main goal is to become the leading specialist in Latin America with a focus on the distribution of financial products. 

HMC ITAJUBÁ has an in-depth knowledge of the region’s institutional investors as regards investment policies and processes, regulatory restrictions, and the individual needs and orientations of their respective consultants.

It is because of their relationships, together with the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. Embassy as the Convener of Stature, that we can guarantee you the arrangement of these one on one meetings.


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 and New Jersey, you are invited  to apply to join the Certified 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 certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The mission is organized by Katsof Consulting.

Certified 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.

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 Certified 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 October 10, 2015.

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 Certified 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 São Paulo 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.GPs and Brazilian LPs.
  • Promote U.S. PE, infrastructure, real estate and VC Funds.
  • Introduce U.S. PE, infrastructure, real estate and VC Funds to Brazilian LPs.

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 December 1, 2015 – Arrival in São Paulo


Wednesday December 2, 2015
Trade Mission in São Paulo

7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast in the Bistro Tivoli Restaurant
8:30 – 9:00 AM Arrival and registration
9:00 – 9:05 AM Welcome by HMC ITAJUBÁ
9:05 – 9:10 AM Welcome by U.S. Commerce department
9:10 – 12:00 AM One-on-one meetings start between U.S. Fund managers and Brazilian LP allocators.
12:00 – 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch and informal networking.

*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.