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New signatory

Claritas is the 16th Signatory to the Amec Stewardship Code. Claritas is an investment management company focused on alternative investments, with significant experience in managing hedge funds in Brazil and abroad. Founded in 1999 as an independent asset manager, Claritas is one of the pioneers of the Brazilian alternative investments industry. Since its founding, Claritas has developed new segments to become the most complete investment management company.

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FUNCEF’s internal audience

FUNCEF - Fundação dos Economiários Federais (“The Government Owned Bank Federal Employees Foundation”) – became a signatory to the Amec Stewardship Code last March. In May, Amec’s CEO, Mauro Rodrigues da Cunha, delivered a presentation to FUNCEF’s internal audience about the concept and principles of stewardship.

“As a large investment company, FUNCEF can contribute to a positive impact on the Brazilian equity capital market,” says Cunha. FUNCEF is the 3rd largest pension fund in Brazil and one of the largest funds in Latin America.

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The next meetings of Amec are confirmed as follows:

Technical Commission – June 21, at Amec’s headquarters, in São Paulo, with remote access.

Management Board – June 22, at Amec’s headquarters, in São Paulo, with remote access.

Foreigners Commission – June 27, via conference call.

Board of Directors – June 29, at Amec’s headquarters, in São Paulo, with remote access.

Confirmations of attendance must be submitted to

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Latest News
BNDESPAR joins Amec

On June 2, BNDESPAR became the newest member of Amec. “Joining Amec is a major step towards BNDESPAR’s strategy of having a more active voice in the development of the Brazilian capital market, especially in terms of protecting the rights of minority shareholders and driving companies to adopt the best corporate governance practices,” states Eliane Lustosa, Director at BNDESPAR.

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Amec promotes workshop to debate about Shareholders’ Meetings

International speaker confirms attendance at the event

On June 13, the Association of Capital Market Investors – Amec – invites the market’s participants to debate about the current scenario of shareholders’ meetings in Brazil. A lot has changed in recent years, the market has been more and more interested in the topic and the governance and the stewardship have become increasingly important for the capital market.

The distance voting, implemented for the first time by the largest Brazilian companies, is the main innovation in 2017. Based on cases of success and frustrations, the event’s participants will be sharing their initial experiences and suggesting possible improvements to be adopted by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission – CVM - for the next years. Other problems that affect the domestic shareholders’ meetings will be also addressed based on the experience of the largest investors in Brazil.

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JBS case sheds light on serious problems facing the capital market

The recent news about the plea bargaining involving JBS’ controlling shareholders has brought several problems that affect minority shareholders in the domestic capital market to the fore, problems that should have been solved based on the several lessons learned in previous cases. "Amec’s members are concerned about the possibility that the amount to be paid by JBS as part of the plea bargaining – BRL 10.3 billion – is used to indemnify only the Brazilian National Bank for Social and Economic Development – BNDES - and the pension funds. What about the remaining shareholders?,” asks Mauro Rodrigues da Cunha, CEO of the Association of Capital Market Investors.

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Amec sends letters to the companies requesting the approval of the Novo Mercado reform

Amec’s members decided to submit, through the association, individual letters to the board’s members of listed companies, highlighting that it’s very important that they voice their opinions about the B3’s proposals on the evolution of the Novo Mercado and Level 2 listing segments. According to the investors, the changes suggested by the B3 are of utmost importance to maintain the credibility of the premium listing segments.

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7ª Conferência Brasileira de Contabilidade e Auditoria Independente (“7th Brazilian Conference on Accounting and Independent Auditing”)

Organized by Ibracon – Brazil’s Institute of Independent Auditors
Date: June 26 - 27
Venue: Teatro Bradesco – Rua Palestra Itália, nº 500 Loja 263 3° Piso - Água Branca, São Paulo – SP
Fees: Amec’s members are entitled to a discount using the CONFPARC2017 code (BRL 1,050.00 for cash payments or 3 instalments of BRL R$ 375.00 via credit card).

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ICGN Annual Conference 2017

Organized by the International Corporate Governance Network
Date: July 11-13, 2017
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250, Malaysia
Click here to access the conference agenda.
ICGN’s members: £500
Non-members: £900
Partners*: £650
*Anyone who registers through MSWG, IIC or KWAP
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4ª Conferência Internacional LATAM ESG 2017 – Integração ESG – Responsabilidades e Oportunidades (“4th LATAM ESG 2017 International Conference – ESG Integration – Responsibilities and Opportunities”)

Organized by Apimec - Association of Analysts and Investment Professionals of the Capital Market - in partnership with the Principles for Responsible Investment – PRI – of which Apimec is a Network Supporter
Date: October 24, 2017
Venue: B3 – Rua XV de Novembro, 275, Centro, 1° andar – São Paulo – SP
Information: Gabriel – (55 11) 3104-1491

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