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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 Global 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

It is refreshing to be part of a firm whose main purpose is to build trusting relationships with its clients as opposed to gathering assets.

Luiz Fauza, Associate Partner

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

Ariel Morgenstern

Ariel Morgenstern

Ariel is M Square’s “prodigal son” – after 4 years as an entrepreneur, he returned to M Square in 2017 – this time as our COO. 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 Global’s operational demands. Ariel is currently our COO and CCO.

Felipe Portasio

Felipe Portasio

Associate Partner

Felipe approaches his day to day activities with care and diligence making sure that the investment team decisions are well executed, organizing the workflow, liaising with service providers, and tallying the results achieved. He is responsible for fund operations of M Square Global.

Luiz Fauza

Luiz Fauza

Associate Partner

Luiz is driven by a desire to build trusting relationships, be it with a family or an institutional investor. His proactiveness and thoughtfulness are essential in consolidating M Square Global as the clients’ trusted advisor and thought partner. He is responsible for the Investor Relations of M Square Global.

Gabriela Pregnolato

Gabriela Pregnolato

Gabriela, a lover of learning, earned a degree in Business Management and is now working towards a second one in Economics, both at Insper. Her desire to grow is one of her noteworthy features, which makes us believe she has much to contribute to M Square Global’s future. The care and attention she invests in her activities are evident in the development and updating of materials for our investors, as well as the upkeep of the commercial routines. Gabriela is a member of the Investor Relations team at M Square Global and this is her first job.

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 Global.

Diogo Lucena

Diogo Lucena

Diogo brings the diligence mindset from working for top auditing firms, and makes sure that the day to day business of M Square Global is well organized and up to date with all its obligations and responsibilities to service providers, to its team and other obligations. Diogo is the financial analyst on operations team of M Square Global.

Juliana Ojêda

Juliana Ojêda

If first impressions last, Juliana is responsible for making it a good one for many who visit M Square Global. In addition to welcoming everyone who comes to our office with courtesy and kindness, she takes care of our workplace with zeal. She is currently an administrative assistant at M Square Global.

Leandro Neves

Leandro Neves

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 Global.

Nathália Teixeira

Nathália Teixeira

Operations has a heavy routine component and Nathália executes it with resolve. Her attention to details ensures the information we report both internally and externally is precise. She is currently an operations analyst at M Square Global and dedicates her free time to improving techniques that will enhance her performance at work.

Arthur Mizne

Arthur Mizne

Founding Partner

When Arthur founded M Square in 2005 his wish was to offer to Brazilian families the opportunity to invest abroad and build better portfolios to keep and grow their wealth by exploring a wider range of investments. He has been investing globally for 19 years, from New York and São Paulo. He is a member of the Yale School of Management board of advisors.

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 responsible for liquid Investment research at M Square Global.

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 longer term investments. He is responsible for illiquid investment research at M Square Global.

Ivo Profili

Ivo Profili

Associate 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 liquid investment team of M Square Global.

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