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CAIA launches LatAm ‘Super Chapter’

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, the professional body for the global alternative investment industry, has launched a Latin America Chapter, CAIA LatAm, that will bring together CAIA Members and candidates from across Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Led by Chapter Head Daniel Mueller, CAIA, Partner, Head of Latin America with Alpine Capital Advisors, the new LatAm Chapter will focus on providing opportunities for CAIA Members across Latin America to network, share ideas and insights, discuss best practices, and engage in an environment that will foster the continued growth of the local alternative investment industry and further CAIA’s education-focused mission. Additionally, Chapter leaders will focus on deepening relationships with local regulators and other key stakeholders in the region.

“We decided to launch the LatAm Chapter due to the strong interest from CAIA Charterholders in the region around establishing a community that serves the needs of the local alternatives investment industry,” says Mueller. “Among those needs are to better the education on alternative assets, bring global best practices to the local alternatives industry, and foster networking and career opportunities for local Charterholders. In recent years CAIA has seen tremendous growth from Latin American applicants and the CAIA LatAm Chapter will drive future growth and professionalisation of alternatives in the region.”

This new Chapter, which CAIA is referring to as a “Super Chapter,” has a unique structure, and Mueller is joined on the CAIA LatAm Chapter Committee by Country Chapter Heads who will oversee efforts in specific LatAm countries, including:

Brazil π Gustavo Herkenhoff Moreira, CAIA, CFA 
Program Director, Ibmec Business School

Chile – Juan Eduardo Fantini, CAIA 
Partner, CIO, Colunquen Investment Office

Colombia – Patricia Alejo, CAIA, CFA 
Investment Officer, Inter American Development Bank

Mexico – Juan Carlos Martin, CAIA 
Portfolio Manager Alternative Investments, Afore XXI Banorte

Peru – Fernando Manrique, CAIA, CFA 
Deputy CIO – Head Bottom Up Investments, AFP Integra

“Daniel has assembled a powerhouse team to lead the charge as we make CAIA LatAm a reality. It is a leadership group that reflects the disparate cultures that make up South and Central America, and a group that is tremendously well positioned to support CAIA’s overarching mission of creating greater alignment between alternative asset managers and allocators,” adds Kelly. “Latin America has been one of the fastest-growing regions for CAIA in terms of new Members and candidates in recent years, and this is an exciting time to bring this new Chapter to the forefront to continue to support and accelerate growth and engagement going forward.”

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