RJI Gestão & Investimentos is an independent asset management company regulated by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) focused on the Brazilian market. Established in 2009, its partners have a solid background in asset management and a successful corporate history in the finance industry. RJI decided to establish its offices in Rio de Janeiro for it believes this decision results in competitive advantages and is in line with its operational philosophy. Brazil’s top high schools and universities are located in Rio de Janeiro. On the other hand, the city has a long tradition of preparing strong professionals for the finance industry, which enables RJI to chose from a highly qualified group of people, thus materializing its belief of how important it is to work with solid employees.
Another relevant feature of the market in the State of Rio de Janeiro is the concentration of important companies for the national economy and the finance industry, such as PETROBRAS and VALE. In addition, ELETROBRÁS, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and CSA, the largest steel producer in Latin America are also headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. Plus, pension funds PETROS, PREVI, FAPES and REAL GRANDEZA are also located in the city. The list is long and does not end here. There are still other strong industries, such as transportation and logistics, real estate and telecommunications. For this reason, and in view of our network, being in Rio de Janeiro enables us to put yet another essential element of our philosophy in practice: to be permanently in contact with the true market players.