Marcelo Castro


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Marcelo Castro joined SPX in January 2020 as partner and portfolio manager. His focus is global macro, with emphasis on sovereign credit, currencies, interest rates of emerging market economies. Prior to SPX, he was a partner and portfolio manager at Pharo Management from September 2005 to July 2016, where he helped develop a framework of risk taking heavily reliant on quantitative economic research and portfolio optimization tools. He has also worked at BNP Paribas from 1998 to 2004, Bankers Trust (1993-1997) and Banco Icatu (1989-1993). His focus at these institutions was Latin American fixed income and currency instruments trading, with a research-based, bottom-up approach.

Mr. Castro received his B.S Economics from PUC-Rio in 1990 and a one-year specialization degree in pure mathematics at USP-IME in 2005.  In July 2019 he graduated from LSE with a MSc in Economics.  Additionally, he taught the fundamentals of finance at Ibmec College, São Paulo (2002-2004) and published articles in the Handbook of Emerging Fixed Income and Currency Markets, edited by Fabozzi & Franco in 1998, Investing in Emerging Fixed Income Markets, edited by Fabozzi and Pilarinu (2002) and Risco e Regulacao edited by Giambiagi and Garcia (2010).

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