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All-Brazil Trading Team

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It’s been a tumultuous year for investors in Brazil, due to an election cycle in late 2022 and depressed market activity.

“Clients were a bit lost at the start of the year, given the change of government and the outlook ahead. People lost a lot of money betting on a more centric-approach government, and the reality was a bit different,” said Thiago Faganello, head of Brazil sales and partner at BTG Pactual. “But things changed recently and quickly, so tons of opportunities showed up and clients are now trying to stock pick the best names for this new cycle.”

To take advantage of these new opportunities, investors are counting on their trusted trading and execution providers — BTG Pactual among them.

The Brazilian bank leads II’s All-Brazil Trading Team, based on the responses of 107 individuals at 93 firms.

Itau BBA ranked second for Brazil trading and execution, followed by Bradesco BBI in third. BofA Securities and UBS placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

For the 2023 Brazil Trading & Execution Team, Institutional Investor polled buy-side traders and other investment professionals at asset management firms with investments in Latin America equities, asking them to rate brokers on in 4 categories for trading and execution. We received responses from 107 individuals at 93 firms.

The attribute scores were aggregated and weighted by the responding firm’s Latin America commission range to create the overall Brazil Trading & Execution Leaders.

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