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The Investment Team is comprised of six employees who are passionate about Latin America and investing in the region. They represent several nationalities from the region and have a combined 80+ years of direct Latin American investment experience. Their work experience spans across a diversified group of industries and business sectors that provides them with the analytical ability and understanding to evaluate the investment opportunities provided by Latin American companies.
Mr. Donayre is the Founder, Chief Investment Officer, and Managing Principal of INCA Investments, LLC, a Latin American investment management firm based in Miami. Prior to founding INCA Investments in 2004, Mr. Donayre was employed by Zephyr Management, L.P. from 1996 through 2003 where he managed their portfolios of Latin American listed securities. He continues to manage them via INCA Investments' subadvisory role. From 1994 through 1996, Mr. Donayre was the Director of Research at Globalvest Management, which at the time was the largest Latin American focused investment management firm in the world. From 1988 through 1994 he was in charge of international and emerging market equity investments for the Investments Department of FPL Group.
Mr. Donayre is a native of Peru and has lived in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. He is a CFA charterholder a Certified Public Accountant and received his M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Florida. In addition, he is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue, a leading think tank on Latin American policy analysis and the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University. Mr. Donayre is a long-time student of the Latin American markets and has published a variety of articles on the subject including “Investing in Latin America: Good Idea, Bad Time?” in the Journal of Investments, “Latin America: History Repeats?” in Benefits and Pension Monitor, and has been a contributor to the Latin America Advisor
Mr. Chavez is a Portfolio Manager and Principal of INCA Investments. Prior to joining INCA Investments in 2012, Mr. Chavez worked for four years as an Equity Analyst at Artha Capital Management, covering Latin American markets. Prior to Artha, Mr. Chavez worked for seven years as a sell side analyst for Goldman Sachs, covering Latin American markets. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Florida State University. He is a Peruvian native and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Piña is an Investment Analyst covering the Banks, Financials and Telecom sectors. Prior to joining INCA Investments in 2013, Mr. Piña worked for five years as an Equity Analyst covering Latin American, Spanish, and U.S. Regional Banks with Morningstar. Prior to Morningstar, Mr. Piña worked for Citigroup's Latin America Corporate and Investment Banking group in Mexico City. Mr. Piña is a CFA charterholder, has an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and Bachelor's Degrees in Electromechanical Engineering and in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana, where he was also a Mechanical Engineering professor. Mr. Piña is a Mexican native and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Piderit is an Investment Analyst covering the Cement, Housing, Aerospace and Real Estate sectors. Mr. Piderit worked for three years as a trader and Jr. Portfolio Manager with J. Goldman & Co, a US long/short equity hedge fund. Prior to that, Mr. Piderit worked for Goldman Sachs' Equity Derivatives Trading desk in New York. Mr. Piderit is a CFA charterholder and has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Miami. Mr. Piderit is a Venezuelan native and is fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Brooks is an Investment Analyst covering the Retail, Education, Metals and Mining sectors. Prior to joining INCA Investments in September 2015, Mr. Brooks worked for seven years as a sell side analyst for Morgan Stanley, most recently covering Latin American Food and Agriculture sectors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Durban. Mr. Brooks is a Chartered Accountant, a CFA charterholder and has a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of South Africa. Mr. Brooks is a South African native and is fluent in Portuguese.
Mr. De Guzman is an Investment Analyst covering the Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, Restaurants and Industrials sectors. Prior to joining INCA Investments, Mr. De Guzman worked for ten years as a Latin American sell side analyst for Morgan Stanley, most recently covering Latin American Food and Beverage sectors. Mr. De Guzman holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. Mr. De Guzman is a native Colombian and fluent in Spanish.
Mr. Straile is in charge of the trading activities for our portfolios. Prior to joining INCA Investments in 2005, he worked with Smith Barney and American Express Financial Advisors. Mr. Straile holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Florida International University and has passed the Level I of the CFA Program. He has an American/Honduran background and is fluent in Spanish.