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About us

Our company was founded on a simple principle:
a deep, rigorous investment process will differentiate us

We are local: Our team travels over 40 times per year for research, which means clients benefit from our global network and knowledge base acquired over 20 years of investing. However, we are based in São Paulo such that our clients can engage directly with decision makers.

We are investors: M Square focuses on making investments. Hence, we are a team predominantly of investment professionals who seek and monitor the best investment opportunities, instead of predominantly bankers.

We are aligned: We own 100% of our firm and this is our life project; all our personal international investments are made alongside our clients; and we will never sell or distribute any other firms’ products or services. Our investors have always been and will always be our sole source of compensation.

About us Our team

OUR TEAM IS PASSIONATE ABOUT INVESTING

I founded M Square to help Brazilian families and institutions to invest globally. I believe that the only way to do this is by building a dedicated team of people who are passionate about investing as I am. And a firm that aligns itself with its clients by focusing exclusively on investing.

Arthur Mizne, Founding Partner

I think it’s a blessing to have found an activity that allows us to continue to meet incredibly intelligent and accomplished people around the world, and everyday explore a new opportunity, use our creativity and network to find new talent, and learn continuously in order to become better investors for our clients and for our own capital.

Luciana Barreto, Partner

Arthur Mizne

Arthur Mizne

Founding Partner

Arthur has been investing globally since 1997 when he co-founded Synthesis Asset Management in New York, and acted as a portfolio manager for 8 years. In 2005 he came back to Brazil to found M Square aiming to offer differentiated investment opportunities to Brazilian families and institutions, following the same set of beliefs and principles that guided him abroad. He is the founding partner of M Square and board member of Yale School of Management, in addition to being our most frequent traveler.

Luciana Barreto

Luciana Barreto

Partner

Luciana has lived abroad for many years, from her undergraduate studies to working in New York, where she began investing internationally. She met Arthur in 2002 and joined M Square in 2010, after a short break from financial markets, dipping into the creative world of fashion. She is Partner and CEO at M Square.

Rodrigo Sancovsky

Rodrigo Sancovsky

Partner

Rodrigo started his professional career in banking and later strategic consulting, and followed that with 12 years as a value investor in public equities. This background gives him the necessary experience and depth to go into great detail when analyzing our investments. He is responsible for investment research at M Square.

Ivo Profili

Ivo Profili

Partner

Ivo is an engineer who is passionate about deep analyses and extended discussions. His background in M&A gives him strong quantitative skills, while his experience at a startup gave him the entrepreneurial spirit of a self-starter. He is a member of the investment team of M Square.

Tomas Davidowicz

Tomas Davidowicz

Tomas is fascinated by the history and workings of economic cycles which led him to start in finance through macro-economic research, where he developed sharp analytical skills and a budding interest in investing. His desire to apply his abilities to investment research led him to join M Square, where his careful observations invariably enrich our investment discussions. He is a member of M Square’s investment team.

Ariel Morgenstern

Ariel Morgenstern

Partner

Ariel is M Square’s “prodigal son” – after 4 years as an entrepreneur, he returned to M Square in 2017. Throughout his career, Ariel has always been an entrepreneur or an investor, sometimes both: he worked at a large bank, built his own investment company, was a part of M Square in its early days, and recently headed two start-ups. His investment know-how, combined with his ability to engage in multiple activities and his hands on approach to problem-solving, are the perfect match to M Square’s profile. Ariel is currently responsible for the investor relations team.

Giovana Malucelli

Giovana Malucelli

Giovana is a person full of energy, extremely curious and with a great desire to learn and improve. She also loves to meet new people. Those characteristics were a perfect match with our investor relations team. M Square is her first job, and she joined us while she was still studying Business at Insper.

Heloisa Santos

Heloisa Santos

Partner

Heloisa attacks her daily tasks with a load of efficiency and diligence, qualities she acquired over the many years in Operations Teams at different investment banks between Rio, Sao Paulo and New York. These qualities also come in handy at home with raising her twin boys. Heloisa joined M Square in 2018 and is our COO and CCO.

Leandro Neves

Leandro Neves

Associate Partner

Leandro’s expertise in programing and attention to detail are fundamental in keeping record of our day to day activities and producing reports for our team and clients. He is an operations analyst of M Square.

Gabriela Costa

Gabriela Costa

Associate Partner

Gabriela’s resourcefulness and initiative keep us and our workspace organized, so we can focus exclusively on the business of investing. She is the office manager of M Square.

Marcos Mendes

Marcos Mendes

The operational routine is tough and requires high levels of commitment and diligence. Marcos takes good care and closely watches all the information we report, both internal and externally. Currently he is one of the team members responsible for the valuation of our funds, in addition to studying production engineering at Mauá.

Graciela Alves

Graciela Alves

Good-tempered and discrete, Graciela welcomes our clients and makes sure our daily routine is always on track in order to allow the M Square team to perform at its best. She is currently enrolled at FECAP, where she attends the Executive Secretariat course.

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