Capital Flows and Latin America: Narrowing of the North/South Divide Drives Opportunities for Investors and Entrepreneurs
February 7, 2013
Hosted by Té Revesz
Capital flows between the US, Canada and Latin America have reached a high point. The driver? Dynamic economic growth in Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Colombia. As cross-border trading and investing gathers momentum, Victor Hugo Rodriguez, CEO of LatAm Alternatives returns to talk about the opportunities and the obstacles to investing, raising capital, and asset management. What’s driving the growth of cross-border market activity? How are regulatory moves in the US and Europe affecting capital flows? Why are money center banks scaling back? Are there opportunities for nimble investors and entrepreneurs? What are the key success factors? What do you need to know about LatAm hedge funds, private equity and infrastructure? Are there effective regional strategies? Where are the stars? How can a newcomer successfully navigate North-South fund flows? Why use south Florida as a gateway to this market of 23 countries and 600 million potential customers? And what’s ahead for Venezuela?
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We are all operating in a dynamic global marketplace, whether we reach across borders to find new customers and fresh ideas or face overseas competitors in our home market.
Global Reach embraces the opportunities and challenges we encounter when operating in multiple countries and cultures. We talk with entrepreneurs and executives about their strategies for winning in fast changing world markets: cross-cultural communication, global branding, media and marketing, transportation and manufacturing, the future of finance, alternative investment strategies, innovation and IP protection.
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Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.
As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.
Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.
An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.