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2018 Latin American Economic & Political Outlook

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Andean American Associations welcomes members, private and public sector leaders to dialogue about Latin American’s Economic and Political Outlook and what is ahead for the Andean countries.


Benjamin H. Ramsey 
Executive Director | Latin America Research, J.P. Morgan

Ben Ramsey is an Executive Director in the Latin America research group at J.P. Morgan, where he is responsible for economics and sovereign debt strategy for the Northern Andean region,as well as coordinating the efforts of the Latin America economic research team. Ben first joined the J.P. Morgan Chase EM research team in 2000, and in 2002 he worked in J.P. Morgan’s Sao Paulo office.

He has covered sovereign credit events and restructurings in the Dominican Republic (2005) and Ecuador(2009), and has been responsible for Colombia and Venezuela coverage since 2007.

He is a regular contributor to J.P Morgan’s publications, such as Emerging Markets Outlook and Strategy, Global Data Watch, and Latin America Data Watch, and he has been recognize for his work by Institutional Investor and Consensus Economics. Ben holds an MA in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Alejo Czerwonko
Director | Emerging Markets Investment Strategy – CIO WM, UBS

Alejo is a director, emerging markets strategist at the Chief Investment Office of UBS. His primary focus is emerging markets macroeconomics, sovereign credit, and asset allocation. He frequently quoted and contributes to columns in the Financial Times, Reuters, Wall Street Journal.

He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

He also holds degrees in economics and finance from Tilburg University and Universidad del CEMA.



Jose Enrique Arrioja
Latin America Editor and Reporter | Latin America, Bloomberg News

In this role, Arrioja helps with strategic planning for the coverage of the region via the company’s core product, the Bloomberg Professional service.

Latin America to develop and manage country-based and regional initiatives including the Latin America Presidents Forum, the Americas Monetary Summit, and key conferences featuring government leaders and corporate and investment executives. A Venezuelan native, he joined Bloomberg in 2000 as TV reporter covering NYSE and equity markets.

From 2006 to 2009 he became producer and anchor of a daily show about Latin America, and in 2009 moved to Mexico City as Mexico News Bureau Chief, managing a team of eight reporters. Prior to Bloomberg, Arrioja worked as a reporter in Caracas for Economia Hoy and covered the industrial sector for El Universal and El Nacional, the two leading national newspapers.

Arrioja holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Media Studies from the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, in Caracas.

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