A Glance Back and a Hard Look Forward- A combined presentation by Oxford Economics and Control Risks

21 October 2015

Join us for a networking breakfast followed by a frank discussion on the next three years in Brazil  


After one year into Dilma’s second mandate characterized by recession and a painful but necessary fiscal adjustment, has Brazil turned the corner? Will the government adopt more business friendly policies over the next three years, and if so are they likely to be across the board or specific to certain industries? What are the key business risks going forward, and how can these risks effectively be managed? And where are we likely to find the most promising opportunities for investors? 

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Geert Aalbers is Senior Managing Director and Head of Control Risks’ Brazil office. He manages a broad array of complex investigations into regulatory, corruption and anti-trust funds, fraud, and other ethics breaches and has over 20 years of experience working in Latin America.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Geert was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board member of Makro Venezuela, having previously worked alongside the Regional CFO overseeing finance, risk management and budgeting activities throughout South America. 

Geert graduated cum laude in Corporate Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and completed a European Masters in Law & Economics at Erasmus and Oxford University. He completed an Executive MBA at Business School São Paulo, and currently is a lecturer in Compliance & Risk Management at Insper, one of the leading business schools in Brazil. 







Marcos Casarin is a senior economist within the Global Macro team, actively working on a new macro service for asset managers interested in timely, independent analysis and evidence-based research. He joined Oxford Economics in 2012 after completing his MSc in Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain).

Marcos works as a global forecast coordinator as well as being our economist for Brazil. Apart from undertaking client presentations in Europe and Latin America, Marcos is specialised in macro-modelling and scenario analysis aimed at quantifying the effects of exogenous shocks or unexpected changes in fiscal and monetary policies. Prior to this, he was the economist for Brazil at FocusEconomics, a Barcelona-based Consensus Forecast provider.

In 2007-09 he accepted a part-time internship at the Brazilian Development Bank in Rio de Janeiro, working on the elaboration of the Bank’s macroeconomic forecasting model. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.




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