Natixis appoints Benito Berber as Chief Economist for Latin America

Natixis announced today that it has appointed Benito Berber as Chief Economist for Latin America.

Based in New York, he will report to Joseph LaVorgna, Chief Economist, Americas, and will be responsible for providing relevant analysis and forecasts on countries of Central and Latin America.

Benito’s appointment underscores Natixis’ commitment to the Latin American region and the sectorial expertise it offers to global clients looking to expand into Latin America.

“We are thrilled to be adding another top-industry talent to Natixis. Benito’s outstanding track record speaks for itself, and his joining Natixis furthers our commitment to the Latin American region,” said Jean-Philippe Adam, Head of Latin American Platform.

Benito has 18 years of financial services experience and joins Natixis from Nomura Securities, where he was Senior Economist, Latin America. Earlier in his career, he worked as an economist at RBS, HSBC Securities, Moody’s Investor Service and IDEAglobal.

Joseph LaVorgna, Chief Economist, CIB Americas, said: “We are excited to have Benito join our team at Natixis. He is a known economic expert on Latin America and I am confident that his experience in the region will help further service our clients and extend our footprint in Central and Latin America. We look forward to his future contributions.”

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Benito holds a B.S. in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a M.A. in Economics from Duke University.