In support of its role as a leading index provider in Latin America, S&P Dow Jones Indices has today announced that it has named Paulo Sampaio as head of Latin American Southern Cone. Mr. Sampaio will be based out of S&P DJI’s newly opened office in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Over the past six months, S&P DJI has announced several landmark exchange relationships within the Southern Cone of Latin America – in particular with the BM&FBOVESPA – that have led to the development of a wide range of new and representative benchmarks, as well as greater index based investment solutions for investors inside and out of Latin America. Mr. Sampaio will primarily focus on advancing S&P DJI’s business in the region and strengthening its local, strategic relationships.
Mr. Sampaio has over 22 years of experience (15 as Managing Director) leading one of Brazil’s largest financial associations, ANDIMA (National Association of Financial Institutions). Here he focused on developing ANDIMA’s strategic direction within Brazil as well as its product development. Mr. Sampaio comes to S&P DJI with significant experience managing institutional relationships, particularly at the government level. He began his career as an Economic Research Manager in 1989, and has a B.A. in Economic Sciences from Catholic Pontifícil University of Rio de Janeiro.
“We are very excited to bring someone with such a high level of industry expertise and proven success to the S&P DJI Latin America team,” says Antonio De Azpiazu, Head of Latin America for S&P DJI. “Paulo comes to our organization with a myriad of skills, particularly at the institutional level, that will allow S&P DJI to not only further its existing strategic exchange relationships within the Southern Cone of Latin America, but allow it to bring its world-class indexing capabilities to more investors and markets within South America.”
Coupling the appointment of Mr. Sampaio as head of Latin America Southern Cone with last year’s selection of Mexico-based Manuel Gonzalez as head of Latin America North Cone, S&P DJI now has complete Latin America coverage. Both Messrs. Sampaio and Gonzalez report into Antonio De Azpiazu, Head of Latin America for S&P DJI.