Hugo Aravena, CAIA, CFA, Chapter Executive, Chile

Director Portfolio Solutions, BTG Pactual

Hugo Aravena, CAIA, CFA is responsible for Portfolio Solutions & Asset Allocation for advisory services and discretionary accounts of wealth management clients. BTG Pactual is the biggest Asset Manager in Latin America with USD $49.2b AUM and the biggest Wealth Manager of the region with USD $28b+ AUM. The investment philosophy of BTG has a strong focus in seeking to create alpha for clients where Alternative Assets currently have a tremendous role.

Aravena has 12 years of professional experience in investment banking. His experience includes Portfolio Manager of Equity, Balanced Mutual Funds, Derivatives and Liquid Alternative Strategies, as well as extensive experience working with wealth management clients and private bankers with whom he designed and implemented efficient portfolios and tailor-made solution for institutions, foundations, and wealth management investors with emphasis in multi-asset class solutions.

Aravena holds a MSc in Mathematical Finance from the University of Birmingham. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business from The University of Chile. Aravena is a Professor of Wealth Management and Advanced Portfolio Management at the University of Chile, a member of the Education Advisory Committee in the CFA Institute and a member of CFA Society Chile.