ICE Canyon expands team with new hire

ICE Canyon said Monday that it has hired Paulo Vieira da Cunha as economist and head of macro research. Previously, Vieira da Cunha worked at hedge fund EMVal Partners LP, where he served as a partner and was head of research. Headquartered in Los Angeles, ICE Canyon, which is a joint venture with Canyon Capital Advisors, is a global investment firm.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ICE Canyon today announced the appointment of Paulo Vieira da Cunha to the role of Economist and Head of Macro Research. Vieira da Cunha will be a senior member of ICE Canyon’s investment team assisting in the assessment, formulation and implementation of sovereign risk, local currency, and global macro strategies.
“I am delighted to join the ICE Canyon team as we navigate a transformative period in global investing,” Vieira da Cunha said. “There are many compelling investment opportunities to unlock in the complex interplay between the U.S., Europe, Japan, China and the Emerging Markets. No one understands this better than ICE Canyon, or has a more sophisticated and broad global platform to take advantage of these opportunities.”
“Vieira da Cunha will be a pivotal addition to the ICE Canyon team. He brings the perfect alignment of academic credentials, policy-making experience, and a deep sensibility for the global financial markets. He will certainly advance our understanding of market opportunities and risk at this important crossroads for globalization,” said ICE Canyon Co-Founder and Managing Partner Nathan Sandler. “We are delighted to have someone with his stature and experience join our team.”
Most recently, Vieira da Cunha was a Partner and Head of Research at EMVal Partners LP, a hedge fund focused on Emerging Markets. Between 2006-2008, he was Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil, also serving as a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and as Brazil’s deputy at G-20 summits.
Between 1998-2005, Vieira da Cunha managed and produced research on Emerging Market, first at Lehman Brothers, and later at HSBC, where he created an integrated economics and strategy team spanning New York, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Mexico City.
Previously, Vieira da Cunha worked at the World Bank, holding numerous managerial, operational, and research positions over nearly 15 years, and is highly regarded as the World Bank’s first Lead Economist to the Russian Federation. From 1994-1997, he was the Senior Adviser in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Economist, serving under Michael Bruno and later under Joseph Stiglitz. Earlier, Vieira da Cunha was an advisor to the Secretary of Planning & Budgeting of the State of São Paulo on issues of debt management.
Vieira da Cunha currently serves as Director of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, a Member of the Advisory Board of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and Consultant to the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He graduated from the IIT Institute of Design (B.A.) and the University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D.).
About ICE Canyon
Founded in 2006, ICE Canyon is a leading global investment management firm specializing in Emerging Markets and Global Credit investment strategies. ICE Canyon is a joint venture with Canyon Capital Advisors and is an SEC registered investment advisor. ICE Canyon has approximately $4 billion in assets under management as of December 1, 2013 and is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York City and Abu Dhabi, UAE.