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LW Investment Management goes beyond commodities in Latin America

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

For investors looking into emerging markets, specifically Latin America, commodities have often been the driver of those opportunities. Now, several new funds are emerging that are expanding that opportunity set to include new countries and different investment opportunities. LW Investment Management is one such firm. LW is a Latin American focused hedge fund with strong roots in the region. LW principals were originally majority shareholders of Forum Asset Management, a well-known emerging markets focused firm, with a deep history in investing in Latin America. They sold control to Jose Pedreira and team in 2007, and launched LW Investment Management. Forum has seen a couple of team members spin out to focus on their own ideas in recent years, as Opalesque reported in January, another former Forum executive, Jose Pedreira, launched Waypoint Investment Management, focusing on Latin America and emerging market opportunities.

Prior to Forum, the team at LW started investing in Latin America since the late 1980s, based in Venezuela. Since then, firm principals have seen the opening of capital markets in the region, as well as the securitization of sovereign bonds throughout, originally led by Mexico. With LW, the team saw an opportunity to create a business that trades some of their best ideas on Latin A......................

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