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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

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

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 operational team and investor relations team (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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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