Victor Hugo Rodriguez, CEO of LatAm Alternatives, has been appointed by the Hedge Fund Associations’ (HFA) board to serve as the Director of the Latin American Regional Chapter.
Marcia Rothschild, Head of BNP Paribas Securities Services Brazil, and Otavio Vieira, Managing Director/Chief Investment OfficerofSafdié Gestão de Patrimônio (a wholly subsidiary of Banque Safdié), will serve as Co-directors of the Brazilian Chapter. Additionally, Juan Luis Rivera, Partner at Moneda Asset Management will be appointed as Director of the Chilean Chapter and Daniel Osorio, CEO of Andean Capital Management will take the reins as Director of the Colombian Chapter.
“The hedge fund industry has become increasingly global in scope. As such, it makes sense for the HFA to expand so that we can advocate on behalf of the international alternatives industry,” says David Friedland, President of the Hedge Fund Association and President of Magnum US Investments.
Over the last several years, the HFA has been aggressively expanding its footprint to include 4 regional US Chapters, Cayman Islands and EU Chapters and an Asian affiliate organisation. The HFA has also lobbied on behalf of small and medium sized hedge funds to increase the Dodd-Frank AUM registration threshold from the originally proposed USD30 million to the current USD150 million. Already holding more U.S. events than any other hedge fund industry association, The HFA will launch the Latin American Chapter this summer at an event on Brickell Avenue in Miami.
“I am honoured to take an active role in the HFA’s international growth and its advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry. I hope that the Latin American HFA can serve as a catalyst for the expansion of our industry in this key economic region,” adds Rodriguez.