OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Senior management averages over 25 years of investment expertise in capital markets, emerging markets investing, and local Brazil market experience.

Dennis Klemming
Chairman of the Board

Mr. Klemming is the founder of Prudent Group. Prior to establishing the firm in 2010, he was primarily focused on supporting leading global institutions such as pension, mutual, and hedge funds with advice on the financial markets for 25 years. In 2001, Mr. Klemming founded Selector, an off-shore fund distribution company which was acquired by Waddell & Reed Mutual Funds Group, his role included developing the product offering as well as establishing global distribution channels. Earlier in his career between 1989 and 2000, Mr. Klemming held positions in financial journalism, equity research, corporate finance, and equity sales in Stockholm, London, and New York with Carnegie and Alfred Berg (acquired by ABN AMRO Bank in 1995). Mr. Klemming holds double Master Degrees in Law (University of Stockholm) and Business Administration (the Stockholm School of Economics).

Gareth Williams

Mr. Williams serves on Prudent’s Board of Directors as an independent director with more than 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services. A former Country Head, Managing Director, & Conducting Officer, Mr. Williams has held various positions throughout his career in Fund Administration in various capacities including Fund Accounting, Business Development, Corporate & Domiciliation Services, Financial Reporting/Finance functions, Product Development, Fund Directorships, Compliance & Risk, Internal Audit, and Human Resources at Apex Fund Services, J.P. Morgan, State Street, Bank of New York, and Lloyds TSB.  

Alfred Neimke

Mr. Neimke provides vast experience of currency, equity, and fixed income investing gained during 28 years as an emerging markets portfolio manager as well as holding senior executive roles in German, Swiss, and Austrian financial services companies.  Mr. Neimke is a former Head of the Investment Operation and Director of Sparkassen Versicherung, the insurance arm of ErsteBank in Vienna.  Prior to this he held senior investment management positions at Uniqa Insurance, Credit Anstalt AG in Austria, Oppenheim KAG in Germany as well as the Wüstenrot Insurance and Constantia Private Bank. Mr. Neimke holds a “Diplomkaufmann” Degree from the University of Mannheim.

Rob Jurgens

Mr. Jurgens is a seasoned finance professional having worked both in the United States and  internationally in senior management positions at many major financial institutions. Most recently, Mr. Jurgens worked with UBS as a portfolio manager for foundations, UHNW individuals, and family offices. Prior to that he held senior management positions at Morgan Stanley, Thompson, Siegal & Walmsley, Jacobs Asset Management, Nomura, and AIG. Mr. Jurgens holds a Series 7, 66, 31 and 2.

Giovanni Cataldi

Mr. Cataldi has worked with the structuring of credit solutions to Brazilian small, medium, and large Financial Institutions as well as the structuring of Funds since 1994. Previously in his career Mr. Cataldi has worked at Bank Unibanco, Sudameris (INTESA Group), and BANIF (International Bank of Funchal). He held a position as Financial Director at Sul Financeira S/A C.F.I. from 2005 to 2009. He is, furthermore, a Director of the Brazilian Finance Executives Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, IBEF/RS, as well as President of the Financial Institutions Owner’s Union of Rio Grande do Sul, SINDFIN. He received the “Finance Executive of the Year Award” in 2010 by the National Financial Market Institutions Association, ANDIMA, in Rio Grande do Sul. Mr. Cataldi is a certified Investment Agent by the National Association of Securities, Currency, and Commodities Brokerage Firms,  ANCOR.

​Luiz Barbosa

​Mr. Barbosa has spent the last 30 years in management roles supporting leading global institutions (J.P .Morgan, Bank of America, and Nomura) expand their emerging markets. Additionally, Mr. Barbosa advised and worked with the Brazilian Central Bank on designing and implementing a number of mechanisms to buy-back international debt of Brazilian companies. Mr. Barbosa holds a BSBA as a full-bright scholar from Roosevelt University of Chicago and completed his graduate studies in Finance at DePaul University.

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