Ana Paula Firmato has joined DF Deutsche Forfait in Brazil as a senior vice-president. She will focus on origination of trade finance assets and secondary trading and distribution in the Americas.


Firmato has worked previously with Standard Bank Group in New York as head of distribution for the Americas and before that with Banco Itau in Brazil and New York.


DF Deutsche Forfait is a German trade finance and forfaiting house, owned mainly by Atradius, the Dutch credit insurance company and MM Warburg, the privately-owned bank in Hamburg. It has offices in Prague, Paris, Helsinki, Miami and cooperation partners in Egypt and China.