Insigneo’s Ahmed Riesgo Promoted to Chief Investment Officer

Insigneo, the Miami-based Independent Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisory firm, has promoted former Chief Investment Strategist, Ahmed Riesgo, to become the firm’s newest Chief Investment Officer in recognition of his significant contributions to the firm.

In his new role, Ahmed will oversee the company’s research function and investment product strategy, devising and implementing its global market views, and communicating them to the firm’s clients and the public. Reporting to the newly appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, Javier Rivero, Ahmed will also continue as the Chairman of the Insigneo Investment Committee. Melissa Ochoa Cardenas, a new addition to the Product Investment Team, will continue to report to him.

Prior to assuming the Chief Investment Strategist role, Ahmed was a Senior Trader on the GIS/Insigneo Sales & Trading Desk. Before this, he worked at Credit Suisse and the law firm of Hunton & Williams, LLP. Ahmed holds a magna cum laude Bachelor of Arts (2001) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Miami and a Juris Doctorate (2004) from Columbia Law School where he received the Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law.

Ahmed has appeared in several publications and live newscasts including Bloomberg, Fox Business News, CNN, Cheddar News, Yahoo Finance, and more. His biggest focus points and expertise lie in macroeconomic research, including the creation of a proprietary recession indicator, and geopolitical strategy.

“We think research, market commentary, portfolio management, and other information-accretive investment services will play an increasingly important role in our value-proposition to our advisors and clients. Going ‘independent’ does not have to mean going ‘alone’. We want to make sure that we stay at the forefront of that trend by providing our advisors a robust platform that fully supports their business. I am delighted by this new opportunity expanding my role in a company I have happily called home for thirteen years.” – Ahmed Riesgo, Chief Investment Officer

“I would like to congratulate Ahmed on his promotion and look forward to his contributions as we continue to grow. Ahmed has been a key member of the team for many years, and I am excited to work alongside him in his new role.” – Javier Rivero, President and COO

About Insigneo

Insigneo empowers Financial Advisors managing clients around the world with a comprehensive menu of services and technology that focuses on wealth management, multi-family offices and institutional services. Insigneo manages over 12 billion in client assets with a growing list of over 180 financial advisors, serving more than 11,000 clients globally. Insigneo is an international leader for independent financial services.


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