The Author and This Blog
Lawyer turned into investor. As a lawyer, I followed the road of corporate lawyers in Brazil. I received my LL.B. from the University of São Paulo Law School and LL.M. from the Columbia University Law School. Later, I worked as a foreign associate at Arnold & Porter, in DC, USA, and was partner of corporate law firms in Brazil.
Then, I took an alternate route. After some years as a stock market investor, I started an investment club called BHerman CIA (roughly speaking an investment vehicle similar to an investment fund that can be managed by non-professional money managers). Next, I obtained the mandatory certifications to become a money manager, the CFG, CGA and CGE certifications of Anbima (the Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets Entities) and the enrollment with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission as a portfolio manager (administrador de carteira de valores mobilários).
It is impossible for me not to put some sense of humor in everything I do. The name of this blog is inspired in Baby Herman cartoon, in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”. Baby Herman is a 50-year old man in the body of a 3-year old baby. He is the embodiment of extremes: age and youth. This condition is clearly said in the quote “The problem is I got a fifty-year old lust and a three-year old dinky”. Something similar happens when you are a self-taught person: there are things you know very well and others in which your knowledge is very poor (but you work to improve it!). You have to live with that and your path will be somewhat different. Maybe a little bit bumpier, but always interesting!