Banco BTG Pactual SA operates as an investment bank and asset and wealth manager with a franchise in Brazil, and an investment and distribution platform. It offers financial products and services related to commercial loan portfolios, such as foreign exchange, investment, credit, financing and investment, and leasing & housing credits. The firm operates through the following business units: Investment Banking, Corporate Lending, Sales and Trading, Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Participations. The Investment Banking business unit provides financial advisory and capital markets services. The Corporate Lending business unit engages in financing, structured credit and loan guarantees to corporations. The Sales and Trading business unit includes financial products and services to a diverse group of clients in local and international markets, including market-making, brokerage and clearing services, and derivatives, interest rate, foreign exchange, equities, energy and commodities transactions for hedging and trading purposes. The Asset Management business unit provides management services with a broad range of products across major Brazilian and international asset classes to Brazilian and international clients. The Wealth Management business unit provides investment advisory and financial planning services and investment products to high net worth individuals. The Participations business unit is a holding minority interest in certain economic groups, in Brazil and abroad, mainly in financial products and services. The company was founded on January 18, 1979 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.