Caiman Valores is a Colombian based independent investment and risk management consultancy. The consultancy specializes in South American listed companies as well as conducting regional economic and risk assessments.
The principal of Caiman Valores "Matt Smith" has over a decade of experience in the investment management, banking and finance industries, with that time spent working in investment management, risk management, investment advisory and corporate strategy. Over the years, he has spent considerable time analyzing investment solutions as well as designing and implementing risk management frameworks for two global banking institutions.
He has also advised on investment mandates and strategy for a number of privately owned funds management and advisory groups. Most recently, he has been involved in managing enterprise risk within a global banking institution across its private banking, investment management and financial advisory divisions.
Prior to embarking on a career in the financial services sector, he worked in the field of risk management in the government sector for a variety of government law enforcement and security agencies. During that time he was involved in providing high risk security to foreign diplomatic missions and their principals as well as on the ground threat protection to at risk personnel. He has travelled extensively through South America, speaks Spanish and enjoys learning about new cultures and languages as well as travel and adventure.
He has a Master of Business Law and Graduate Diploma of Securities and Finance Law from the University of Sydney, Prior to this he completed a Master of International Relations and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of New South Wales. He has also previously been a licensed and accredited financial advisor having completed a Graduate Certificate in Financial Advising from the Securities Institute of Australia.