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LatAm Hedgefunds: Comprehensive Report and Webinar November 10th

Alternative Latin Investor is proud to present our combined LatAm Hedge Fund Report and Webinar to be hosted by CEO, Ken Yeadon, on November 10th at 1pm EST.  Early-bird price till Nov. 2nd is 175.00USD after which price is 199.00USD.  This price includes digital edition of report with directory as well as attendance to webinar.


We have interviewed several industry professionals; mostly fund managers, to create a comprehensive overview of the LatAm fund market. We also look at the existing LatAm fund indexes and the legal aspects of funds. Included is a profile of 30+ funds with a directory of contacts, email or phone, for over 300+ funds

  • Industry Overview
  • Growth of Industry
  • Legal Aspects
  • LatAm Fund Indexes
  • Changes in Legal Aspects
  • 30+ Fund Profiles
  • 300+ Directory
  • The Economist on Hedge Funds


Topics to be discussed
  • LatAm funds versus Global Macrofunds or Emerging Market funds with LatAm exposure
  • New investor demographics, or the same?  And who are they?
  • Institutional Participation?
  • Has there been a change in global opinion of LatAm funds due to crash of US/Euro markets?
  • Has this created a vacuum for LatAm to fill?
  • With the developed world seemingly on the path of competitive devaluation vs. emerging markets, how do the panel see Latin American investments being impacted?
  • Asian countries, in particular China, are increasingly looking to secure commercial rights over global supply chains for resources. (e.g. recent headlines over global supply of Rare Earths, a critical commodity input to green energy technologies and mobile devices). How is this impacting Latin America, and are any Latin American countries following similar strategies (via Sovereign Wealth Funds for example) to exploit their natural resource advantages? Does this represent an investable theme for Latin American funds?


Ken Yeadon – CEO of, a social application platform for the hedge fund and investment industry and those who serve it.

Ken is the former head of trading, sales and e-commerce for HSBC Asia-Pacific. He has a successful track record in angel and venture investing in financial technology, and in high frequency trading, stat-arb and quantitative/arbitrage trading. He has also managed several liquidity management infrastructure and financial CRM projects for banks, brokerages and technology vendors. Ken has an MBA from John Cass Business School and a BA in Economics from Nottingham University.

Expert Panel

Sonia Villalobos Co-portfolio manager of the LV Pacific Opportunities Fund
She was formerly Head of Latin American Equities at Larrain Vial AGF. A Brazilian citizen, she has more than 25 years of experience in the LatAm capital markets. She was Head of Research at Garantia in Sao Paulo from 1989 to 1996 and Vice President at Bassini, Playfair & Associates from 1996 to 2002. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in finance from the Fundación Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo. In 1994 she obtained her CFA, the first person in Latin America to achieve it.

Andres Azicri President and Founder of Convex Management
Prior to founding Convex, Andres Azicri was a Managing Partner of Cima Investments and the senior portfolio manager of the Cima Aconcagua Fund. Before joining Cima, Mr. Azicri was the head of Asset Management at MBA, prior to which he headed the Proprietary Desk for Latin America at Bankers Trust in New York (1997-1999) and the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research Department at Oppenheimer & Co., in New York (1995-1997). Mr. Azicri is an economist from the University of Buenos Aires (1988), and is currently a professor of finance at CEMA University and the University of Buenos Aires.

Carlos Rojas Portfolio Manager Compass Perú
Portfolio Manager of the Peru Special Investment Fund. He joined Compass in 2006 after working for 12 years in the financial industry. In his previous role he managed over US$ 300 million for the Rimac Group and was also an investment advisor for the Brescia Group. Previously he performed roles in M&A operations, financial structures, derivatives, and trading. Mr. Rojas has a BA in Business Administration from Universidad del Pacífico in Peru.

Andrew Cummins Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Explorador Capital Management, LLC.
Previously, Andrew worked for Emerging Markets Investors Corporation, focused on investments in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador. Andrew holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has lived and traveled in Latin America over the last 20 years. Andrew serves on the Board of INPAR, a publicly traded Real Estate company in Brazil.


Date: November  10th
Time: 1pm EST
Price: USD 175.00 early bird till Nov. 2nd
USD 199.00


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FPL: Mexico FIX Event 30.09.2010

The FPL Mexican Briefing will provide an unrivalled opportunity for industry representatives to participate in a forum where the real issues, challenges and opportunities impacting the region’s electronic trading community will be addressed. Through a series of presentations and panel sessions this one day event, closing with networking drinks, will offer an invaluable and informative experience for local market participants who will benefit from:

  • An interactive program that truly addresses market needs, providing impartial, high quality content
  • The knowledge and experience of industry leading speakers
  • Separate business and technical streams that generate intelligent debate and educational opportunities
  • Significant networking opportunities throughout the day and into the evening at the post-event cocktail party

A dedicated team of industry practitioners from the FIX Protocol Mexican Working Group, including senior representatives from some of the region’s leading investment firms, who have a detailed understanding of the challenges facing the markets today, are driving the event agenda to ensure it meets the trading needs of firms in Mexico in 2010.

Mexico FIX Event 2010

2010 Topic Areas will include:

  • Algorithmic trading and the options available to the Mexican trader
  • High frequency trading and the opportunities and challenges it presents
  • The technical and regulatory developments emerging in the Mexican markets including the RINO rules
  • Key trends emerging in the local market and how to trade more easily internationally
  • Implementing the FIX Protocol
  • Using FIX to achieve a low latency solution
  • The recently released FIX algorithmic trading definition language (FIXatdlSM): Generating cost saving and efficiency gains for all market participants involved in the algorithmic trading process
  • The use of FIX beyond equities in multiple asset classes

Source: FPL 08.09 2010

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Brazil Investment Summit, Hong Kong Nov 30/Dec 1, 2010

FinanceAsia and AsianInvestor are pleased to announce that the inaugural Brazil Investment Summit will be the second event in our Spotlight on Emerging Markets series. The previous event, the Russia- Capital Raising and Investment Summit, was held in Hong Kong in April and attracted more than 300 delegates.

Throughout the economic crisis, Brazil was a case study for success; its economy remained stable while other nations foundered. As it leads Latin America out of recession, where should Asian investors look in Brazil for value?

This inaugural summit will gather Asian financial market participants exploring investment possibilities in Brazil, attendees include:

  • Asian Institutional investors looking to put money to work in Brazil
  • Deal facilitators, including investment bankers and business brokers
  • Asian/Chinese corporates looking at M&A opportunities
  • Alternative investment funds, including private equity and hedge funds
  • Brazilian corporations looking to raise capital in Asia
  • Commercial banks
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Central banks
  • Investors in commodities and natural resources
  • Service providers, including consultants, law firms, and accounting firms
  • For more information about the Brazil Investment Summit, please contact:
    Speaker/Delegate queries:
    Laura Brody, Conference Producer
    (+852) 3175 1917
    Sponsorship queries:
    Kar Wee Ang, Conference Sponsorship Manager
    (+852) 2122 5233

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    Alternative Assets in Latin America: Expert Panel Discusses June 15, 2010

    Please join Alternative Latin Investor and Focus Point Press June 15th for a round table webinar of industry experts discussing alternative assets in Latin America.
    Our Panel:

    Brigitte Posch
    PIMCO Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager in its emerging markets group. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2008, she was a managing director and head of Latin American securitization and trading at Deutsche Bank.

    Will Landers
    CFA, Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager, is the portfolio manager for the BlackRock Latin America Fund, the BGF Latin America Fund, the BSF Latin American Opportunities Fund and the BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust PLC.

    Andrew Cummings
    Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Explorador Capital Management, LLC.

    Eric Saucedo
    Partner at Tricap Partners & Co., an investment banking firm focused on early-stage and middle market growth companies.


    -How alternative investment vehicles are faring in this recovery phase of the crisis
    -What strategies performed the better than others
    -What regions, sectors and vehicles are looking good for the coming year
    -New players to the region who we should keep an eye on
    -Growth of regulation in the alternative space
    -Where new capital to Latin America is coming from
    -Participation of both, foreign and domestic institutional investors
    -How LatAm stacks up against other emerging markets
    -The effect of Chavez on investor confidence in LatAm investments
    -How sustainable is Brazil
    -Countries to watch

    Date: Tuesday, June 15
    Time: 1pm EST
    Price: 89.00USD
    Register at

    For more information please see,

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