"After earning the CFA designation last year, I still wanted to go deeper in the subjects of real estate, structured products, hedge funds, private equity, among other financial special cases, which make part of my daily routine at work as a business development professional for an alternative asset manager. Since the CAIA curriculum addressed all that and also covered current topics as blockchain and financial market innovation, about which I am passionate and whose impact on our industry is still unclear, I made the decision to pursue the CAIA Charter. Even though the credentials were not stackable by that time, I believe the time spent was absolutely worth while, since they deliver value to me and my team, bringing new insights to my organization."

 

Tales Silva is a partner and responsible for new business development at Hectare Capital, a key player in the Brazilian real estate market, with expertise spanning across multiple asset classes, including fractional ownership properties, allotments, multifamily residentials and student housing. Tales has been working in the Brazilian capital, credit and private equity markets since 2012. He began his career at the Portfolio Specialist Offshore and Investment Communication divisions of Itaú Asset Management, later being a trainee and credit modelling analyst at Safra. Prior to joining Hectare, Tales was responsible for managing residential, commercial and logistics projects at VBI Real Estate.

Tales holds a BA in Industrial Engineering from the Engineering School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) and an MBA in Financial Engineering from Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA).