Por Alberto Donadio
Más de 200 profesionales que manejan más de 2.000 millones de dólares en 10 oficinas trabajan en la organización financiera a la cual pertenece Gustavo Adolfo Hernández Frieri, acusado del delito de lavado de activos por las autoridades de los Estados Unidos. La organización se llama The Global Securities Group y a ella pertenece la comisionista de bolsa colombiana Global Securities. Algunos de los colegas de Hernández Frieri aparecen en el portal del conglomerado:—
CESAR G. HERNANDEZ FRIERI | FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF GSG, CEO OF GSI
Cesar led the establishment of the GSG affiliated entities in the USA, in particular the SEC registered investment bank and broker dealer, GSI, for which he serves as Principal and leads business development. Cesar has been instrumental in the acquisition of the GSG entities throughout the region, and facilitating the establishment of the GSG culture across the different organizations. Prior to founding GSG, Cesar was at New England Financial. Cesar holds a B.Sc. in Engineering from Boston University.
JUAN CARLOS GOMEZ GOMEZ | FOUNDER AND CEO OF GSC, MANAGING PARTNER
Juan Carlos is the founding partner and CEO of GSC, and as a Director for GSG has been involved in the development of the GSG entities across the region. Prior to his career in financial services, Juan Carlos was a Director for private equity group Sanford, as well as Executive Vice-president for a Sanford portfolio company, Petroquimica. Juan Carlos holds an M.Sc. in Economics and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
PATRICK ABRAHAM | FOUNDER OF PANAMERICA CAPITAL GROUP, INC. (PCG)
Patrick has held management positions in financial services. Patrick founded PanAmerica Capital Group, Inc. (PCG) in 1998 and managed the company since inception, developing it into one of the largest independent financial services firms in Panama. Mr. Abraham has negotiated equity and debt financing for over 40 publicly listed companies. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during Desert Storm, Mr. Abraham obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University.
ORLANDO MEDELLIN | PARTNER, SALES & TRADING
Orlando joined GSI in 2001 and presently serves as a Managing Director responsible for Sales & Trading. Orlando began his career at Banco de Bogota as a Fixed Income Trader in 1993 and has worked for banks in multiple sales & trading and risk management roles., in the US and in Latin America Orlando has a Bachelor’s in Finance and Foreign Affairs and an MBA from Universidad Externado.
MARIA CONSTANZA GARCIA BERNAL | PARTNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Constanza has been with GSC since its inception, and has been instrumental for the development of the GSH private wealth management platform across the region. Constanza started her career in the financial industry in Citibank in 1989 where she led the Private Banking team in Citivalores for 18 years. Constanza has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Sabana University in Colombia.
PUBLIO VELASCO | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Prior to joining the global securities group, as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Velasco served as corporate finance director for MFS, a JV of Mastercard and Telefonica, a consumer mobile money operation in Latin America. He also served as VP, finance EFG capital international and regional controller Latin America for Heidrick & Struggles International. He has a bachelor of science in accounting from La Universidad Catolica de Venezuela and is a licensed CPA since 2006.
GUSTAVO ADOLFO HERNANDEZ FRIERI | PARTNER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ASSET MANAGEMENT, PRESIDENT OF PANAMERICA CAPITAL GROUP, INC. (PCG)
Gustavo joined GSG in 2001 and leads the incorporation of GSA, the investment advisor dedicated to emerging market asset management, focused on Latin America. Prior to his career in finance, Gustavo was a former chair of Political Economy at the Universidad de los Andes. Gustavo holds an M.S. in Economics & Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France, and a J.D. from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia.
ANDRES ROMANIELLO | MANAGING PARTNER
Andres is currently a Director of Avenida Servicios Financieros and Director of GRA UY Asesores de Inversiones. He has vast experience in the compliance world, with emphasis in money laundering and fraud prevention. He has earned a Bachelors degree as CPA from Universidad Catolica de Uruguay.
MIKELL SIMMONS | MANAGING PARTNER
Mikell brings +18 years of experience in business planning. Previously he was the Managing Director for CP Capital Insurance where he developed the insurance division. Before CP Capital, he was president of Access Financial Group, Inc. where he advised business owners, families and young professionals on protection of assets & incomes. Mr. Simmons received a BS in international affairs with a minor in economics from Florida State University in 1995.
The Global Securities Group (GSG) was founded under the conviction that in today’s world, filled with large corporations, there is room for fresh, innovative companies, with the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and customer service.
Since its inception in 1999, GSG has maintained a prominent position in Latin America’s financial markets thanks to its strong relationships with important financial institutions with higher-level decision makers in different economic sector. GSG’s main headquarters are located in the cities of Miami and New York. In Latin America, we have developed a network of offices, out of which the main hub is Colombia.
GSG has more than 200 employees. Our main directors have been involved in our companies since inception. They participate as stakeholders, working daily to ensure service quality and satisfaction of customer needs. Principals are directly in charge of all decisions regarding Market, Operational and Reputational risk of each one of our companies.
- GSG services over 120,000 Clients, across 19 Countries throughout the Americas and the Caribbean, including both individuals and institutions.
- Assets Under Management
- GSG manages close to USD $2 Billion in Assets for clients, including both USD and local currency denominated assets.
- Investment Funds Under Management
- GSG manages +10 Investment Funds, including offshore funds in USD, and onshore funds in local currency. Funds include hedge funds, private equity funds, and mutual funds, with the latter category including AAA rated local currency funds in Colombia (Fitch).
- Experienced Team
- The GSG Team includes over 200 Professionals, and the core team of GSG Principals have been with the Firm since the inception days.
- Regional Coverage
- GSG has 10 Offices throughout the Americas, with headquarters in the major capital cities and financial centers.
- Regulated Entities
- GSG has Regulated Entities in the jurisdictions in which it operates, including Registered Investment Banks and Investment Advisors throughout the US and the Americas.