Filipe Durand, Finance Expert in Toronto, ON, Canada

Filipe Durand

Finance Expert

Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
January 12, 2018

Filipe is a seasoned finance professional who has contributed to $5+ billion in debt transactions over multiple sectors from telecom and industrials to oil and gas. He has also co-founded an investment firm and grew it to $500 million in assets under management. He currently freelances to help companies to deal with balance sheet challenges and investors to evaluate complex private investments.

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Bachelor's Degree
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Industry Expertise

FinanceReal EstateFinancial ModelingFintech

Other Expertise

Capital Structure AnalysisDebt RaisesDebt StructuringDue DiligenceFinancial ModelingFintech

Work Experience

2016 - 2018

Investment Analyst

Hedge Fund - Toronto
  • Analyzed existing and prospective investments in public debt and equity, including distressed debt, capital structure arbitrage, and short opportunities.
  • Performed deep fundamental analyses on over 15 leveraged issuers in multiple industries and sectors, including oil and gas, retail, and telecom, focusing mostly high-yield and stressed credits (B- or lower). Key responsibilities included financial modeling, assessment of third-party research, interaction with management teams, relative across capital structures, and covenants analysis.
  • Supported private financing deal flow, performing credit analysis, valuation, and due diligence.
  • Developed an analytical framework to monitor and source new investment ideas in balance sheet intense situations and event-driven opportunities.
Focus areas: Investment Portfolio Management, Credit Analysis, Equity Research Analysis
2012 - 2016

Partner, Co-founder

F3 Capital
  • Co-founded F3 Capital and helped grow it to $500 million in assets under management.
  • Led a team of four investment professionals covering multiple asset classes across the globe.
  • Executed F3 Capital Partners' first venture capital deal, investing $2.5 million in a payment technology company in Canada. Negotiated investment terms, performed due diligence, and raised debt and equity for the acquisition.
  • Managed a BRL 250 million, high-grade credit portfolio, performing fundamental analyses and trading securities.
  • Performed due diligence in more than 40 asset managers and allocated $200 million in 11 managers.
Focus areas: Asset Liability Management (ALM), Investment Portfolio Management
2010 - 2012

Equity Research/Investment Portfolio Manager

Sulamerica ING
  • Managed an equity long-short portfolio of $50 million from 2011 to 2012, primarily investing in Brazil.
  • Implemented a new long-short equity strategy, Sulamerica Long & Short, which ranked on the first quartile in 2011.
  • Analyzed more than 20 investment cases. Performed deep bottom-up fundamental analysis including financial modeling, discounted cash flow (DCF), and relative valuation in disparate industries. Select cases include Cyrela (Homebuilder), PDG (Homebuilder), Marcopolo (Industrial), CETIP (Financial Services), and TIM (Telecom).
  • Sourced, analyzed, and managed relationships with two small-cap real estate companies for the value/activist fund (Rodobens and Trisul).
  • Covered more than 30 public companies in four industries of financials, utilities, real estate, and telecom. Built financial models, including valuation (DCF and multiples) and detailed financial analyses.
Focus areas: Investment Portfolio Management, Equity Research
2008 - 2009

Investment Analyst, Portfolio Manager

Quorum Capital
  • Developed a value- and event-driven equity strategy and allocated $10 million in capital.
  • Allocated a portfolio of Latin American high yield bonds of $15 million which generated returns in excess of 30%.
  • Covered more than 20 public companies in 3 industries of financials, telecom, and industrials. Built financial models, including valuation (DCF and multiples) and detailed financial analyses. Selected cases include UOL (Media - Internet), Vivo (Telecom), and Grendene (Footwear).
  • Performed analysis and due diligence on several private investments in multiple sectors, primarily involving structured debt.
Focus areas: Hedge Funds, Investment Portfolio Management, Investment Research
2006 - 2007

Investment Analyst, Global Special Situations

Citigroup Global Markets
  • Conducted due diligence in a power generation holding company in Argentina through financial statement analysis and valuation, review of all the relevant agreements, and definition of capital structure. The due diligence resulted in a private equity investment of $80 million.
  • Contributed to a $300 million acquisition financing for a retailer in Central America. Performed extensive financial analysis, due diligence, detailed DCF and credit modeling, and analysis of a complex capital structure involving a subordinated payment-in-kind instrument and second lien loan.
  • Performed financial analysis, valuation, and credit structuring for a $20 million mezzanine investment in a power generation company in the Dominican Republic.
Focus areas: Private Company Valuation, Private Credit, Private Equity, Distressed/Special Situations


2008 - 2012

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in Investment Analysis

CFA Institute - Virginia

1998 - 2003

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil