Banco Votorantim is one of the top ten banks in operation in Brazil in terms of total assets, which reached R$46.0 billion in 2005, a growth of 25.9% compared with the previous year. It stands out for the consistency of its results, with average annual growth of 40% in the last five years reflecting agile anticipation of market trends and the ability to structure financial transactions tailored to client requirements. Clients include 600 of the leading domestic and international corporations in Brazil, institutional investors, and high net worth individuals.
Its core business activities are corporate banking, capital markets, treasury, international finance, and asset management through Votorantim Asset Management (VAM). It also offers consumer finance through BV Financeira, leasing through BV Leasing, and brokerage through Votorantim Corretora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários.
Its head office is in São Paulo, and it has branches in Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Campinas and Nassau ( Bahamas), as well as a representative office in London , England .
Founded in 1988 as a broker-dealer, it began operating as a full-service bank three years later. Banco Votorantim is part of the Votorantim Group, one of Latin America’s largest and strongest conglomerates, with operations in cement, pulp and paper, metals, agribusiness, chemicals, energy and new ventures as well as finance.