HFA Symposium Connecticut
When & Where

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

  • 4:00pm-4:30pm Registration
  • 4:30pm-4:45pm Sponsor Introduction
  • 4:45pm-5:05pm Keynote Speaker
  • 5:05pm-6:15pm Panel
  • 6:15pm-7:15pm Cocktails

500 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830


HFA Contacts

Hedge Fund Association

Global Executive Director
Lara Block

Global President
Mitch Ackles
Hedge Fund PR

Latin American Chapter Director
Victor Hugo Rodriguez
LatAm Alternatives


Miami Downtown Development Authority

The Mission of the Miami Downtown Development Authority is to grow, strengthen and promote the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami.

Special Guest: The Honorable Marc D. Sarnoff, City of Miami Commissioner & Chairman of the Miami DDA

HFA Thought Leaders


Rothstein Kass


Brazil Confidential

Hedge Connection




Global HFA

Hedge Fund PR

Reuters HedgeWorld


Exclusive Travel Partner

The Appointment Group

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Alpha and the Emerging Manager: Matching Performance with Assets

HFA LatAm Chapter Symposium

Institutional and private investors continue to look to Latin America for access to growth opportunities and outperforming hedge fund managers. While this emerging market is not without risk, recent data from eVestment indicates a thriving environment for those that focus on the region:

Hedge funds that invest in Latin America were up 7.29% in 2012 and 1.16% in January 2013
Hedge funds investing only in Brazilian markets gained 13.02% in 2012 and 1.83% in January 2013
January 2013 saw Latin American fund assets increase by $270 million, including $60 million in net investor inflows

Please join us on Tuesday June 25, 2013 in Greenwich Connecticut for the HFA Symposium: Opportunity in Latin American Funds for the latest regional insights from accomplished experts. Sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, this HFA LatAm Chapter Symposium is complimentary for all HFA members, investors and managers. Non member service providers may pay $100 but will be waitlisted (will be refunded if no space). Attendees will enjoy an insightful keynote speech and panel discussion, followed by cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking.

Space is limited, please select a link below and RSVP now:

Members, Investors, and Managers

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Nitin Motwani
Sponsor Introduction: Nitin Motwani
Managing Principal,
Miami Worldcenter Associates

Nitin Motwani is managing principal of Miami Worldcenter Associates, a joint venture between South Florida-based Falcone Group and Centurion Partners to develop Miami Worldcenter, a 26 acres large mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Miami. Earlier in his career, Mr. Motwani was the President of Merrimac Ventures where he oversaw the acquisition, entitlement, asset management and disposition of various hotel, office, retail and residential assets. He has also served as an equity derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs in New York. Mr. Motwani currently serves as a member of the board of the Miami Downtown Development Authority and chairs the Economic Development and Marketing Committees and is also a Board member of the University of Miami’s Master in Real Estate Development and Urbanism.

Juan Garrido
Keynote Speaker: Juan Garrido
Chief of Investment Solutions,

Juan Garrido is the Global Chief of Investment Solutions at BBVA Wealth Management area. BBVA Wealth Management has extensive private banking businesses around the world including, Spain, Switzerland, U.S., Turkey, China, Mexico and South America. Mr. Garrido is based in New York and oversees Wealth Management’s global investment strategy, asset allocation and recommended catalog of products and services, is member of the Global Private Banking Steering Meeting and chairs the Global Wealth Management Meeting.

Victor Hugo Rodriguez
Victor Hugo Rodriguez
Founder & CEO,
LatAm Alternatives
HFA Latin American Chapter Director

Victor Hugo Rodriguez, Founder & CEO at LatAm Alternatives. Victor has over 19 years of experience in Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development across the securities industry in the US-LatAm region. Currently he serves as Founding Director of The Hedge Fund Association LatAm Chapter and Founding President of the Security Traders Association Latin American Chapter. He was Partner and Head of Latin American Prime Brokerage for Wells Fargo Prime Brokerage. Before he worked as Director of Latin America for Light Speed Trading (Formerly Known as Terra Nova) and in the late 90's he was the Founding President & CEO of Pristine.com Latin America.

Les Baquiran
Les Baquiran
HFA NY-Latin American Chapter Director

Les Baquiran was a Principal at Park Hill, a division of Blackstone that raises assets for alternative investment managers. Prior to joining Park Hill, he was a Managing Director at ISI in Institutional Sales covering alternative and traditional asset managers in the Americas, Asia and Australia. Prior to that he worked at Brown Brothers Harriman as an Equity Research analyst. Les has guest lectured or advised on curriculum on investment management and emerging markets at Yale, Harvard, Stanford and New York University.

John M. Malloy, Jr.
John M. Malloy, Jr.
Senior Managing Director,
Everest Capital LLC

John M. Malloy, Jr., Senior Managing Director, Director of Research and member of the Executive, Investment and Risk committees. He has 21 years of experience in international investment management and commodity, debt and equity research analysis. Prior to joining Everest Capital in 1996, Mr. Malloy was an investment manager at Baring Asset Management where he focused on Latin American and U.S. High Yield markets and worked at Fidelity Management and Research in its Special Situations Fund. He holds a B.S. in Management from Norwich University and an M.B.A. from the Boston University Graduate School of Management. Mr. Malloy speaks Spanish.

Marcia Rothschild
Moderator: Marcia Rothschild
Managing Director,
Latin America Client and Sales Management Head,
Securities & Fund Services,
Citibank, N.A.
HFA Brazilian Chapter Co-Director

Marcia brings 20 years of global industry experience, including senior positions in Brazil, Luxembourg and New York and is currently responsible for managing the sales and client teams that promote the full suite of Citi's solutions to investors, issuers and intermediaries in Latin America. Marcia re-joined Citi in 2011 from BNP Paribas, where she was most recently the Head of BNP Securities Services in Brazil. Marcia is an active member of the financial services community, as well as a strong supporter of the fast growing alternative investment industry in the region. Born in Brazil, Marcia received a BA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, the top business school in Brazil, and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

The Hedge Fund Association is not responsible for attendee travel costs in the case of an event cancellation.

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