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Our People

The fund and its management team is comprised of senior executives and internationally coveted financial service specialists.
  • Giovanni Cataldi

    Board Member, responsible for the interface between the Fund and the local operation. Mr. Cataldi has worked with the structuring of credit solutions to Brazilian small, medium and large Financial Institutions as well as the structuring of Funds since 1994. Previously in his career Mr. Cataldi has worked at Bank Unibanco, Sudameris (INTESA Group) and BANIF (International Bank of Funchal). He held a position as Financial Director at Sul Financeira S/A C.F.I. from 2005 to 2009. He is, furthermore, a Director of the Brazilian Finance Executives Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, IBEF/RS, as well as President of the Financial Institutions Owner’s Union of Rio Grande do Sul, SINDFIN. He received the “Finance Executive of the Year Award” in 2010 by the National Financial Market Institutions Association, ANDIMA, in Rio Grande do Sul. Mr. Cataldi is a certified Investment Agent by the National Association of Securities, Currency and Commodities Brokerage Firms, ANCOR. Mr. Cataldi is an Economist with a Masters in Business Administration from FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas) and a Post Masters degree in Valuation from FGV.

  • Alfred Neimke

    Director with vast experience of currency, equity and bond investments gained during 27 years as an emerging markets portfolio manager as well as holding senior executive roles in German and Austrian Financial Services Companies. Mr. Neimke is a former Head of the Investment Operation and Director of Sparkassen Versicherung, the Insurance arm of Erstebank, Vienna. Prior to this he held senior investment management positions at Uniqa Insurance, Credit Anstalt AG in Austria, Oppenheim KAG in Germany as well as the Erstebank Group. Mr. Neimke holds a “Diplomkaufmann” Degree from the University of Mannheim.
  • Jacob Gitman

    Mr. Gitman brings 35 years of experience from starting, managing, building and selling companies in the emerging markets. In his advisory role he provides a profound corporate perspective on how to execute the investment strategies most efficiently. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications and the holder of many patents. Earlier he founded a telecom company as well as one of the first Russian privately owned research and development institutes. Currently, he is also the CEO of a global airline operator and offers a truly unique perspective on the different investment opportunities facing the Prudent Investment Fund.
  • Edivaldo L. Albuquerque

    Chief Risk Officer at Prudent Brazil – Mr. Albuquerque started his career at Banco Rural S/A (1990-1995) in different credit approval banking roles for corporate clients. From 1995-2005 at Banco Daycoval S/A he focused on credit approval of small to medium sized companies, risk control and counterparty risk. In 2005 he joined Grupo Sifra S/A where he worked in all areas of factoring related services up until 2011 when he joined Prudent. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration.
  • Edson Luis Paulino

    Head of the Commercial Department at Prudent Brazil – Mr. Paulino has 30 years of industry experience. Professionally, he started at Banco Bradesco S/A, where he worked between 1981-2002 in every area relating to corporate credits. In 2008 Mr. Paulino joined Sifra Group S/A as an Executive Manager of small, medium and large companies. In 2012 he was recruited by Daycoval S/A as an Executive Manager of medium and large companies. He provides Prudent Group with tremendous field experience from all aspects of corporate lending and receivables transactions. Mr. Paulino has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Centro Universitário São Camilo and a Master of Business Administration from Universidade de São Paulo.
  • Dennis Klemming

    Chairman of the Board, has primarily focused on supporting leading global institutions such as pension, mutual and hedge funds with advice on the financial markets for 25 years. At Selector, an off-shore fund distribution company he founded in 2001, now part of the Waddell & Reed Mutual Funds Group, his role included developing the product offering as well as establishing distribution channels. Earlier in his career, Mr. Klemming held positions in financial journalism, equity research, corporate finance and equity sales in Stockholm, London and New York with Carnegie and Alfred Berg(bought by ABN AMRO Bank 1995) between 1989-2000. Mr. Klemming holds double Master Degrees in Law (University of Stockholm) and Business Administration (the Stockholm School of Economics).
  • Dr. Flávio Santos

    Head of the Legal Department of Prudent Brazil, has 22 years of work experience with knowledge of contracts with emphasis on factoring, securitization of receivables, investment funds (FIDCs), real estate, industrial and commercial law. Holds a Law Degree from UNIB and Post-graduate in Civil and Business Law from Faculdade Damásio de Jesus. Mr. Santos is also member of the Financial Activities Control Council – COAF, acting against suspicious occurrences of illegal activities related to money laundering and financing terrorism.
  • Luciano S. Di Claro, CFP®

    International Director and Member of the Board of Prudent Brazil, based in Miami, USA, with extensive experience in large international financial institutions like Lloyds Bank, UBS, Merrill Lynch among others. His areas of expertise include fixed income products and equities, especially in emerging markets, Investment Banking, Portfolio Management, Financial Planning and Insurance. Mr. Di Claro has a degree in International Business from Florida International University, has a post-graduate degree in finance from Harvard University. He’s a Certified Financial Planner ™ and has received several awards throughout his financial career spanning more than 18 years such as “Platinum Advisor” – AIG 2013, “Top of the Pyramid Advisor” Aegon / Transamerica 2013 and 2014 and was named ‘Top 40 under 40 Advisors” by the On Wall Street magazine and UBS Bank in 2014.
  • Jonathan Burger

    Board Member, responsible for legal aspects of the operation of the Funds. He is a partner at Lextrust Law Firm in Luxembourg. Mr. Burger has previously in his career held positions at Clifford Chance, Price Waterhouse and Lexfield working on the structuring and taxation perspectives of Luxembourg Funds. Mr. Burger is “maître en droit” from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, holds a “D.E.A.” (“Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies”) in Tax Law from the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II and a “Doctorat en droit privé” from the Université Nancy.