Brazilian banking star puts $15 bln value to test

March 1, 2012

In three short years, André Esteves has dealt his way to a six-fold increase in the price of his BTG Pactual. Wall Street can only dream of such riches. Former owner UBS must be quietly weeping. But the planned IPO will reveal just how solid the investment bank’s foundations are.

Brazilian billionaire banker tests investor mettle

April 16, 2012

Just days ahead of an IPO of his BTG Pactual, Andre Esteves has been fined for insider trading by Italian watchdogs. The firm shrugged off the case and says the boss will appeal. But JPMorgan’s Ian Hannam resigned to fight similar charges. The risks look big for this high-flyer.

Which banker’s services are worth $1 billion?

March 11, 2013

Apparently, those of Andre Esteves are. When fellow Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista announced he was seeking financial and strategic advice from the BTG Pactual boss for his oil empire, its varied listed arms added over $1 bln in market value. The expectations may be too high.