Americas Economic Outlook 2013

Economic Outlook for the Americas 2013 

Our annual panel on regional economic prospects is back!

January 29, 7:30am at the National Club

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The Americas have done much better over the past few years than the more developed economies of North America and Europe. This is expected to continue, creating plenty of opportunity for informed Canadian investors.


Our A-Team of panelists will explore regional economic prospects with the nuances you need to make decisions.  They will drill down into the countries and industries of the region to provide Canadian Americas watchers with competitive intelligence they won’t find elsewhere.

Will Mexico’s manufacturing boom continue apace? Will new President Enrique Peña Nieto open up the energy industry? Has Brazilian growth slowed down for years or will new infrastructure investment open things up? Will mining continue to be a good bet in Chile, Peru and Colombia? How about oil and gas in Trinidad and Tobago or telecoms in Jamaica? What does the expansion of the Panama Canal mean for regional economies? What will happen to regional currencies in light of loose US monetary policy? Could Venezuela begin to live up to its potential once again if Chavez cannot take office? What are the biggest risks faced by regional economies?
Most importantly — What are the biggest opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013?
If you have investment decisions to make in the Americas, you should not miss this event.

Jonathan Hausman

Vice President of Alternative Investments and Fixed Income Emerging Markets at the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, Jonathan is responsible for Teachers’ hedge fund portfolio and emerging markets fixed income assets. He joined Teachers’ in 2004 and was most recently director of Emerging Markets. Previously, he held positions managing sovereign risk and advising government clients at Goldman Sachs in its New York, London and Hong Kong offices.


Robert Almeida


Rob helped launch AIC Caribbean Fund and is one of the founding Managing Partners of Portland Private Equity which manages emerging market private equity funds for institutional and high net worth investors globally. AIC Global Holdings Inc. owns a portfolio of investments, primarily in the Caribbean region, including National Commercial Bank, the largest bank in Jamaica, and Columbus International Inc., a leading provider of wholesale and retail broadband services in Latin America and the Caribbean.

John Price

John has practiced market intelligence in emerging markets, most notably Latin America, for the last twenty years.  He founded InfoMex in 1992 in Mexico City, which later became InfoAmericas with offices in Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Miami.  In 2007, he sold InfoAmericas to Kroll Associates and founded their Market Intelligence practice.  More recently, John launched Americas Market Intelligence, LLC with offices in Miami and Mexico and a global affiliation with GIA, the world’s leading competitive intelligence provider with 25 global offices.

Eduardo Suarez

Eduardo is a Director at Scotiabank, where he is the senior currency strategist in charge of Latin America. He has been an emerging markets strategist in different Canadian banks since 2007, with a primary focus on Latin America.

Our panel will be moderated by CCA President Michael Harvey


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