Luis Fernando LopesPartner, Chief Economist and Strategist at Patria InvestmentsSpeaker
Mr. Lopes is a partner, Chief Economist and Strategist for Patria Investimentos, where he supports the firm’s diversified investment activities in Brazil and Latin America. He is based in London, where he helped establish Patria Investment UK on behalf of the parent company.
Mr. Lopes joined the group in 1996, when he held the same position at Banco Patrimônio de Investimentos, Patria’s predecessor entity. From 1997-2003, he was the Chief Economist and Strategist for Brazil at JP Morgan Chase, Chase Securities and Salomon Brothers. From 1990-1996, before working in the financial markets, Mr. Lopes was Chief Economist and Partner at MCM Consultores Associados and Tendências Consultoria Integrada, Brazil’s most prominent economic consultancy firms.
Mr. Lopes holds a Bachelor in Economics Summa Cum Laude from the College of Economics and Business Administration of the Universidade de São Paulo and a Master’s Degree in Economics Magna Cum Laude from the College of Economics and Business Administration of the Universidade de São Paulo. Mr. Lopes is also a member of the Executive Consultation Group for the Blue Dot Network, an OECD's initiative to promote investments that are open and inclusive, transparent, economically viable, Paris Agreement aligned, financially, environmentally and socially sustainable, and compliant with international standards, laws and regulations.
Mr. Lopes is an authorized financial professional by the Brazilian Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) and the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).