IP-Participações, IP's first fund, was launched in February 1993 and has one of the longest-running and most profitable track records in the Brazilian investment industry. In 2006, IP launched its equity hedge strategy named IP-Value Hedge, which besides investing in equities uses some protection strategies (hedges).
We seek to purchase shareholdings, always with a long-term horizon, in companies where we identify the best combinations of the following aspects:
We believe that independent analysis, discipline and patience are all fundamental ingredients for good investments.
Good returns in the long-term are also the result of careful risk management.
We are not concerned by short-term price fluctuations in the funds' shares and assets - which are inevitable. What we do concern ourselves with is the possibility of a permanent loss of capital. We seek to control risks by choosing investments with solid long-term foundations and to size them according to their price attractiveness.
Furthermore, all partners and associates invest the majority of their personal wealth in IP funds. Partners and associates of IP Brazil are also subject to a longer redemption period than that applied to clients. These are simple and effective alignment policies for ensuring that everyone takes an active interest in risk management.
Bruno joined IP in 2004. He holds a degree in Economics from IBMEC-RJ.
Christiano is a co-founder of IP and currently CEO.
Daniel joined IP in 2008. He holds a double degree in Electrical Engineering from PUC-Rio and École Centrale Paris.
Gabriel joined IP in 2010. He has a degree in Economics from IBMEC-RJ.
Pedro joined IP in 2002. He holds a degree in Economics from PUC-Rio.
Rodolfo joined IP in 2003. He graduated from PUC-Rio with a degree in Information Technology and also holds an Executive MBA in Finance from IBMEC-RJ.