Aline leads the commodity hedge fund within Pala, a long-short absolute return fund which has overperformed the benchmark since inception. The fund invests in energy, metals, bulk, agricultural and environmental commodities.  With her team, she applies a “quantamental” investment strategy, based on macro/microeconomic fundamentals and executed through advanced mathematics/ big data analytics.

Aline is also Head of Risk Management for Pala Investments, overseeing both financial and operational risk for the Pala group.

Aline has eighteen years of investment experience in emerging markets and cyclical assets classes investing, including portfolio management, fundamental research, big data forecasting, ESG investing, risk analysis, syndicated finance, debt restructuring, credit analysis, private and equity capital markets.

Prior to joining Pala in 2011, Aline worked at the World Bank, where she managed a portfolio of investments in the manufacturing sector and executed numerous transactions related to IFC's climate change mandate.

Before this, Aline was part of the ABN-AMRO Equity Capital Markets team, where she executed several IPOs. Aline also worked on ABN AMRO’s asset & liability department as senior interest rates trader and liquidity modeler. She began her career at Louis Dreyfus, where she was responsible for estimating commodities’ demand, with a focus on new technologies such as ethanol, and modelling hedging risk.

Aline holds BSc in economics, a MS in Risk Management and an MBA from the IE Business School.

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