Renato is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Citi Wealth Management Latin America and for Citi Private Bank Latin America. He is also the Head of Citi Private Bank's New York Investment Center, covering the regions of Latin America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He served as Interim Global Chief Investment Officer for the Citi Private Bank from July 2009 to March 2010. He is a voting member of Citi's Global Investment Committee and Global Portfolio Committee and chairs Citi's Wealth Management Latin America Investment Policy Committee and the Brazil Investment Policy Committee. Renato has been with Citi since 2006, and in the financial industry since 1994.
Prior to joining Citi, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for Equities at GreenAm Advisors, a Greenwich based multi-strategy hedge fund part of Paloma Partners. Before moving to the buy-side, Renato founded and headed Deutsche Bank's Global Corporate Governance Research group. Renato pioneered corporate governance research by combining governance and financial analysis to identify additional company risk sources and formulate investment recommendations.
Prior to that assignment, Renato was Director of Latin America Investment Strategy for Deutsche Bank in New York after serving as a Latin America Strategist with Merrill Lynch in New York. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Renato was an Economist with Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates - WEFA Group in Philadelphia and also worked in international project finance with Haxar International Consultants in Montreal, Canada.
Renato has actively participated in the reform of capital markets' laws, regulations and listing standards in countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. Due to his research on this subject, Deutsche Bank was the only foreign financial institution invited to give testimony before the Brazilian Congress on the importance of corporate law reform. He is a member of the Investor Responsibility Task Force, established by the World Bank/IFC/OECD Global Corporate Governance Forum. He has been a speaker at many domestic and international forums on issues ranging from corporate governance to financial markets to investment strategy and economics.
He has been a guest speaker to the Yale University School of Management's MBA class of Prof. Ira Millstein. He has been a presenter at major international policy conferences including the Commonwealth Central Bank Governors annual conference and the International Corporate Governance Network annual conference (which represents investors with around US$10 trillion in assets under management). Renato has written articles for the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Institutional Investor Magazine, The Financial Times, and the Latin CEO magazine, among others. He frequently comments on the financial markets in the press and on television, including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswires, on network news broadcasts at CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television, and CNN en Español.
Renato received a Masters of Science in Economics with specialization in International Financial Economics and Econometrics from the University of Montreal. He graduated from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a double major in International Business and Economics. He is fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English.