Banco Votorantim is a banking institution based at São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1988, the company acted mainly in wholesale, treasury and investments. The bank has grown and expanded its scope of action, seeking to increase its revenue and asset base through a diversified business portfolio of wholesale bank, wealth management and consumer finance. The bank includes operations in the field of investment bank, securities broker, asset management and private bank. Banco Votorantim has a strong shareholder base, formed by Grupo Votorantim and Banco do Brasil. The governance is shared among these two shareholders with equal participation of each of them on the board of directors and its advisory committees. Business activities are conducted by a group of institutions controlled by Banco Votorantim, which operate in the financial markets and manage risk. Among these directly controlled companies are BV Financeira (consumer finance arm), BV Leasing (consumer finance arm), Votorantim Asset Management (VAM) and Votorantim Corretora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários (brokerage).