A conversation with Brazil Plus Investment Management, São Paulo and Austin Ratings and Research, São Paulo Learn from an expert in the field, Thomas Cauchois of Brazil Plus in São Paulo, about their unique investment strategy of engaging in the growth of thousands of small and medium size enterprises in one of the world’s most dynamic economies. They provide working capital financing through receivables factoring where they are able to realize a percentage of gross sales of these companies through self-liquidating short term credit. This is a variable return credit play with some of the highest yields in the world, constant liquidity and underlying strong credit through enormous diversification. For the past four years, Brazil Plus has been trading in the Receivables Asset Class very successfully on behalf of its investors including Microvest, Sarona and other institutional investors in Brazil, the US and Europe. Brazil Plus, an $80 million niche hedge fund welcomes you to learn about their view of credit in Brazil, a low volatility, uncorrelated and different asset class, and the overall track record of receivables funds in Brazil. He will be joined by Erivelto Rodrigues, CEO of Austin Ratings of São Paulo, a Brazilian credit rating agency with a worldwide reputation for integrity and thoughtful research on credit in Brazil. About the speaker: Mr. Cauchois is a founder of FondElec Partners LLC and BrazilPlus and has spent nearly 18 years investing in global emerging markets and 30 years in the global advisory and finance areas. He has an S.M. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley.