Alvaro Gonzalez is an Investment Director & Responsible for Latin America Investment Activities of Altamar Capital Privado. He is part of the Investments & Fund Analysis Department since the firm´s inception in 2004. During the past 6 years, he was responsible for commitments of $560 million in Private Equity Funds from Europe, USA and Asia. In 2009 Álvaro has been made responsible for the Latam investment activity of the firm. Since then he has been developing an in-depth analysis of the Private Equity market in the region being ultimately responsible of designing the Investment Strategy of Altamar in the region. Before joining Altamar, Alvaro worked during 4 years in the Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch, initially in Madrid as a member of the Corporate Finance team and later in London as a member of the Real Estate team. Alvaro started his professional career at AC&G in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AC&G is a privately held company specialized in advising spanish corporations in making investments in Argentina. Alvaro has a Business Administration degree from Universidad Católica de Argentina (Buenos Aires). He is also a Registered Representative in the Financial Services Authority "FSA" of the United Kingdom.