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Beny Parnes (born May 24, 1959) is a Brazilian economist, former Director for
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of the
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. He was married to
Patrícia Carlos de Andrade Patrícia Carlos de Andrade is a Brazilian economist, daughter of the journalist Evandro Carlos de Andrade (managing editor of ''O Globo'' from 1971 to 1995 and Director of TV Globo's News Center between 1995 and 2001). She was also married to econo ...
, with whom he had three children.


Academic life

Parnes graduated in economics in the early 1980s at the
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ( pt, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio) is a Catholic pontifical university in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the joint responsibility of the Catholic Archdiocese of ...
, where he was a colleague of
Armínio Fraga Armínio Fraga Neto (born 20 July 1957, in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian economist who was president of the Central Bank of Brazil from 1999 to 2003. From 1993 until his appointment to the Central Bank, he was Managing Director of Soros Fund Manag ...
(Central Bank of Brazil, BC's president between 1999 and 2002). From 1986 to 1987, he got his master's degree in economics from the same institution, and then went with his family to the United States, where he earned a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in macroeconomics and international finances.


Career

Upon returning to Brazil in 1991, Parnes went working to the BBM Bank of Rio de Janeiro. From 1994 to 1995 he was employee of the Matrix Bank, but then returned to BBM. On November 27, 2001, he was invited by Armínio Fraga to become Director for International Affairs of the
Central Bank of Brazil The Central Bank of Brazil ( pt, Banco Central do Brasil) is Brazil's central bank. It was established on December 31, 1964. The bank is not linked to any ministry, currently being autonomous. Like other central banks, the Brazilian central bank is ...

Central Bank of Brazil
(a position that Fraga himself had held between 1991 and 1992), replacing Daniel Gleizer. Parnes was sworn in January 2002 and remained in office during the transition (2002–2003) of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso government to the Luís Inácio Lula da Silva. On September 10, 2003, citing personal reasons, Parnes sent his resignation to the Ministry of Finance (Brazil), Finance Minister, Antonio Palocci. The economist Alexandre Schwartsman was appointed for the position. In 2004, Parnes returned to the Banco BBM, where he remains to date. In 2007, he was elected "Best Specialist Manager of the Year" and "Best Specialist Manager of Leverage (finance), Leveraged Funds", by the ''Exame (magazine), Exame'' magazine.


References


External links

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Amaury Ribeiro and "The Limit of Our Irresponsibility"
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