HFA Symposium New York February 2014
Hedge Fund Association
When & Where

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

  • 4:30pm-5:00pm Registration
  • 5:00pm-5:15pm Sponsor Introduction
  • 5:15pm-6:30pm Panel Discussion
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm Cocktails

Credit Agricole CIB Building
1301 Avenue of the Americas
(between 52nd and 53rd Streets)
New York, NY



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



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HFA 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 indicates a thriving environment for those that focus on the region.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in New York City for the HFA Symposium: Opportunity in Latin American Funds for the latest regional insights from accomplished experts.

Attendees will hear an informative discussion followed by cocktails and networking. Join us and also learn how you can enjoy complimentary office space in Miami this winter. This event is free for HFA members, Caceis and MDDA clients, and $25 for non-member investors and managers. A limited number of non-member service providers can attend for $100.

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Honorable Marc D. Sarnoff
Sponsor Introduction: Honorable Marc D. Sarnoff
Miami Downtown Development Authority

City of Miami Commissioner Marc D. Sarnoff represents District 2, which encompasses Downtown Miami, and he is Chairman of the Miami Downtown Development Authority and the OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency. A native New Yorker, Chairman Sarnoff has long been a strong advocate for the financial services industry in South Florida calling Miami’s Brickell Avenue the “Wall Street of the South.” In his almost eight years as a City Commissioner, Sarnoff has proposed numerous forms of legislation to foster a better business environment including improving local business districts, raising the quality of life in his district and strengthening community policing citywide.

Juan Garrido
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 Founding Director of Latin American Chapter

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.

Daniel Osorio
Daniel Osorio
President and Portfolio Manager,
Andean Capital Management
HFA Colombian Chapter Director

Mr. Osorio is a native Colombian. He is the President and Portfolio Manager at Andean Capital Management since he founded the firm in 2008. Mr. Osorio began his career in 1997 at Salomon Brothers (a Citi legacy firm) in New York and worked for Citi until 2006, as a Director in their Emerging Market Fixed Income trading division. He traded Latin American external and local currency denominated debt instruments, focusing on the Andean region. Mr. Osorio has developed excellent private and public sector contacts throughout the region. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in 1997. Mr. Osorio is the President of the Colombian Chapter of the Hedge Fund Association

Luiz Carvalho
Luiz Carvalho
Co-Founder & Managing Partner,
Tree Capital

Mr. Carvalho is a portfolio manager, risk manager, and research analyst at Tree Capital. Prior to co-founding Tree Capital, he was employed at Morgan Stanley from 1996-2008. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Carvalho began as an equity analyst, covering Latin America telecom and media companies. He received several awards by Institutional Investor magazine, WSJ Best of the Street, Latin Finance magazine, Reuters, and Greenwich. At Morgan Stanley, he was also Managing Director, responsible for Latin America Equity Capital Markets from 2006-2008. Mr. Carvalho also worked as Equity Research Analyst at JP Morgan from 1993-1996. He graduated with a BS in Electronic Engineering from Mackenzie University (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 1987, a graduate degree in Finance from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Sao Paulo) in 1990, and an MBA in Finance and General Management from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1992.

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.

Speakers may change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Hedge Fund Association is not responsible for attendee travel costs in the case of an event cancellation.

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