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Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Hugo grew up passionate about both humanities and sciences. When the time to choose a career in the university came, he opted for Economics believing economists' approach to knowledge was rigorous enough. He soon realized he wanted to acquire greater knowledge and decided to begin a career in finance.

Hugo was a very active student at Fundacao Getulio Vargas, a top business school in Brazil. He was part of the junior enterprise of the school of economics (CJE-FGV), where he did research on monetary policy and had some articles published in the Brazilian digital newspaper G1. He was also part of two students' associations, where he helped organize events for the university body.

Before coming to Los Angeles to study finance at UCLA, he interned in a macroeconomic research company, where he had the opportunity to work and co-author several reports with the Former President of Brazil's Central Bank Affonso Celso Pastore along with his great team of economists.

Close to finish UCLA, Hugo got an internship opportunity at Gerber Kawasaki doing research on companies, ETFs and Mutual Funds. Hugo’s dedication and professionalism lead him to an opportunity to be part of GK and he is now a proud member of the team.

In his spare time, Hugo enjoys playing the guitar, going out with his friends, and discovering new places.