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Nov 23, 2023

People moves: XP and Pathlight Capital place new IR leaders

André Parize and Laura Hegarty take on new roles

This week in investor relations sees XP, a provider of financial products and services in Brazil, appoint André Parize as its new leader for the IR team.

Parize joins the São Paulo IR team and reports to chief financial officer Bruno Constantino. He brings with him more than 20 years’ experience across various industries. He previously served as CFO of Getnet Brasil, where he helped with the firm’s IPO. Prior to Getnet, he worked as head of investor relations at Banco Santander Brasil for five years.

‘We are very excited about [André] joining the team,’ says Constantino. ‘He is a benchmark in the market and will add to an already strong and consolidated team, bringing even more experience.’

Institutional capital

Elsewhere, financial institution Pathlight Capital has hired Laura Hegarty as its new managing director of investor relations. In her role she focuses on fundraising initiatives for the $2.7 bn private credit firm.

Hegarty has more than 20 years of experience in business development, marketing and IR in the alternative asset industry. Through her various roles, she has helped raise institutional capital across private credit and hedge funds.

‘I am thrilled to introduce Pathlight to the institutional investors with whom I’ve had the privilege of collaborating over the years,’ she says. ‘I genuinely believe that, upon thorough due diligence, Pathlight’s best-in-class investment strategy in the asset-based lending space shall become evident.

‘This is precisely what makes the opportunity so compelling to me. My gratitude for and passion about our incredible industry persist, and I am very excited about Pathlight being the next chapter in my career.’