Sponsor Introduction: Nitin Motwani
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 Luis Rivera
Moneda Asset Management
HFA Chilean Chapter Director
Mr. Rivera joined Moneda in 2006, as a partner, launching and managing Moneda Absolute Return strategy. Moneda
Asset Management is a research-driven, bottom up asset manager with over USD 2bn in AUM. Prior to joining Moneda
(1996-1998 & 2000-2006), he worked at Bancard, a Chilean investment company. He also led several private
equity processes. Mr. Rivera holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Victor Hugo Rodriguez
Founder & CEO,
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
CIO and Managing Partner,
Frank Brochin is the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of StoneWater Capital, a New York-based asset
management firm focused on Emerging Markets, including Latin America. Prior to co-founding StoneWater, Frank was
a partner of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm. Frank started his career as a research engineer with
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in Tokyo, Japan, before joining Nortel Networks as the manager of its
Advanced Technology group in Japan. Frank holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard
Graduate School of Business Administration and a B.S. from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications
de Paris in France.
Jacques is an international finance professional with experience in hedge fund analysis, selection, and
portfolio management. He currently serves as the Managing Partner for Arcticon Capital, an alternative
investments firm dedicated to raising assets for successful investment managers. The firm specializes in sorting
through the noise of the alternative investments universe, and sourcing exceptional managers with a demonstrable
investment edge, and finding the right investors for these managers. Jacques holds a B.S. in Mechanical
Engineering from the Universidad Simón Bolívar and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Moderator: Mitch Ackles
CEO, Hedge Fund PR
President, Hedge Fund Association
Mitch Ackles is the CEO of Hedge Fund PR and the president and spokesman of the Hedge Fund Association, an
international non-profit organization that promotes the understanding and development of the hedge fund
industry. With over 20 years of experience, Mitch has executed campaigns for hedge funds, political and economic
leaders, service providers, luminaries, conference organizers, charitable organizations and local, national and
global hedge fund groups.