‘Back to where he never left’: founder of Brazil’s BTG Pactual returns to fold
A self-made billionaire by the age of 40 and the face of an institution once described as the “Goldman of the Tropics”, at one time André Esteves was the wunderkind of Latin American finance.
Then the Brazilian suffered a dramatic fall. Arrested in connection with a sprawling political corruption scandal, in November 2015 he resigned as chair and chief executive of the investment bank he founded, plunging it into turmoil.
Almost four years after his name was cleared, Esteves has…