Actionable Financial Education and Training for institutions, investment professionals, business owners, families, individuals, young adults and teens throughout the Americas region.
iLAfin.com promote Financial Literacy to the Latin Americans living both in the U.S. or in Latin America.
iLAfin is also going one step ahead and it is including the Americans as well that need a “Hand Holding Approach” to thrill in the financial sector.
We intend to encourage the Americas Region talent (also the Region Emerging talent) to integrate into the financial sector, either as educated users who seek to improve their future projections or for all those who want a career change or better yet start a career in a highly demanding sector.
We are pioneers in educating this important community to create an adequate sustainability of the financial talent that will be inserted in positions of global leadership in world markets in the near future.
Some of us are Americans that were born in Latin America and for us that Region is of the utmost importance since it is a fast-expanding market with over 20 countries and 625 Million people who share similar languages and cultures, also the first minority group in the most important place in the world: USA.
The region has historically benefited from global demand for its commodities, but the lesser-known fact is that strong, growing domestic consumption and a thriving manufacturing and technology sector is fueling much of its economic activity.
Once shunned by investors and businesses because of the “boom and bust” nature of many of the region’s local economies, stringent monetary policies have been put in place in many of these countries which have resulted in well-developed and capitalized banking systems exhibiting healthy credit.
Regional wealth, entrepreneurship and direct investment activity have increased significantly in recent years. By 2017, foreign direct investments into Latin America and the Caribbean exceeded US$ 167 billion annually with a slim majority of inflows directed to medium-high and high-technology sectors. Brasil, México, Chile, Colombia and Peru (most Argentina, and at some point, hopefully Venezuela and Cuba) have received the bulk of recent investments, but countries across the entire region are coming on strong.
The Netherlands, U.S., and Spain have historically been the largest foreign investors in Latin America, with China, Russia, Japan, UK, and other important economies always ready to participate as well.
Today the region is experiencing the positive impact of the talented forces managing LatAm Governments, Regulatory Agencies, Central Banks, Public and Corporate Pension Funds, Foundations, Endowments, Banks, Family Offices, Fund of Funds, Listed and Private Corporations, Insurance Companies, Private Banking Divisions, Asset Managers, Financial Boutiques, Investment Advisors and High-Net-Worth Individuals.
In the USA, the growing Latino Factor is creating incredible opportunities for cross marketing and distribution and in parallel, we are also witnessing the incredible growth of the LatAm middle class across the globe.
There still remains much to be done to help the region reach its full potential, and Wall Street sur is delighted to be at the forefront of our region’s consolidation process by helping market participants and other stakeholders benefit from the upcoming period of unparalleled growth and opportunity in the global and local capital markets.
Our intention consists in closing the gap and bringing talented people into the fascinating Asset Management Community, from Investors, Overall Market Participants, students, and simple individuals, there is a lot that have to be done to continue in the never-ending job of building and believing in a better society.
Victor ha sido muy influyente en mi desarrollo profesional, mostrándome que la educación es el ingrediente más importante para iniciar una carrera en finanzas. Ahora, años después de haber conocido a Victor, me doy cuenta de que precisamente fue ese enfoque en la educación, el cual, él ayudó a inculcar en mí, lo que hizo que mi sueño (el cual estoy logrando) de trabajar en Wall Street fuese una realidad.
Empezar mi carrera en Wall Street no fue una tarea fácil, tuve que enfoque mucho, hacer “networking”, y claro, un poco de suerte; pero al final del día, con una base adecuada de los temas fundamentales, como la comprensión de los diferentes clases de activos, los beneficios de la diversificación, la valoración del análisis de los estados financieros y el conocimiento sobre diferentes vehículos de inversión, fue lo que se convirtió en mi, como la clave para capitalizar en mis entrevistas y oportunidades. Sé con certeza que expandir mi conocimiento fundamental será necesario para el progreso de mi carrera. Así, que mi recomendación es que siempre busques ser un experto en su profesión y construye tu base de conocimientos desde los temas más fundamentales.
CFA level III candidate, Master Science in Finance
Victor has been incredibly influential in my professional development, showing me that education is the most important ingredient to launching a career in finance. Looking back years after I met Victor for the first time, that focus on education that he helped to instill in me has made all the difference.
Breaking into Wall Street was not an easy feat for me, it took focus, plenty of networking, and some luck; but when it boiled down to it, a proper comprehension of foundational topics, like understanding different asset classes, the benefits of diversification, conducting financial statement analysis, and knowledge on different investment vehicles, became the key to launching my career. I know for certain that going forward, building on this foundational base of knowledge will be the critical to progressing through my career, and because of that I make an effort to really learn something new every two days. Always look to be an expert in your craft and build your knowledge base form the ground up.