Isidora Goyenechea 3477  •  7th floor  
International Funds Distribution to pension funds, other institutional investors and family offices.
Placement Agent for international GPs to provide alternative assets to our client base.
Local Private Equity through our local regulated management company (AGF).
M&A Advisory to foreign investors willing to enter the region.
20 years track record
Created in 1999, Ecus Capital is an independent advisor based in Santiago de Chile.
Andean region coverage
Funds distribution and placement agent in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
  • French, over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur in Europe and Chile.
  • Chilean resident for the last 27 years, with over 20 years’ experience in Chile’s financial sector.
  • Active in funds distribution in Latin America since 1999.
  • Managing Partner at Ecus Capital since 1999.
  • Co-founder of the Chilean Association of Investment Funds Managers (ACAFI).
  • Board member of listed companies in Chile (Invexans) and France (Nexans).
  • Over 20 years experience in the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, as a French Trade Commissioner in several countries such as Iran, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Chile.
  • Chilean resident for the last 22 years, with over 20 years experience in Chile’s financial sector.
  • Past President of the French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and current board member of Coface Chile and of Fundación Empresarial EuroChile.
  • Education: IEP Paris (BA), ENA (Master in Political Science and Administration).
  • 15 years experience in international funds distribution in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
  • Partner at Ecus Investment Advisors.
  • Joined LAAMA in 2008 as Institutional Manager for the distribution of AXA IM funds in Latin America.
  • Previously worked for 7 years for Natixis Asset Management mutual funds distribution in Latin America.
  • Education: ICADE / CESEM (BBA).
  • 17 years experience in investments and international funds distribution.
  • Joined Ecus in 2017 as Business Development Manager.
  • 7 years experience as Institutional Manager in Vision Advisors, distributor of Franklin Templeton, Alliance Bernstein and Rogge Global Partners, for the Chilean Market.
  • 3 years as Head of Research and Development in South Cone Investment.
  • 7 years experience as Senior Investment Analyst in AFP Habitat, the largest Chilean Pension Fund, responsible for international mutual funds selection.
  • Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (BBA).
  • Chilean, with over 21 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector.
  • 9 years of experience in Investment Banking, executing M&A, project finance and acquisition finance deals, as well as capital market transactions with institutions such as Bankers Trust, American Express and BBVA.
  • 13 years of experience in Private Equity as Partner and CEO of Ecus Private Equity, participating in all acquisitions, value creation strategy design and implementations and exits for Ecus Private Equity’s different funds.
  • Board member of the Chilean company Loginsa and currently CEO of Ama Time.
  • Education: Universidad de Chile (Business Administration degree and Master in Finance).
Hubert Porte
Founding Partner & CEO
  • French, over 30 years experience as an entrepreneur in Europe and Chile.
  • Chilean resident for the last 27 years, with over 20 years’ experience in Chile’s financial sector.
  • Active in funds distribution in Latin America since 1999.
  • Managing Partner at Ecus Capital since 1999.
  • Co-founder of the Chilean Association of Investment Funds Managers (ACAFI).
  • Board member of listed companies in Chile (Invexans) and France (Nexans).
François Edant
Partner
  • Over 20 years experience in the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, as a French Trade Commissioner in several countries such as Iran, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Chile.
  • Chilean resident for the last 22 years, with over 20 years experience in Chile’s financial sector.
  • Past President of the French-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and current board member of Coface Chile and of Fundación Empresarial EuroChile.
  • Education: IEP Paris (BA), ENA (Master in Political Science and Administration).
Jean-Marc Simonneau
Partner & Institutional Manager
  • 15 years experience in international funds distribution in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
  • Partner at Ecus Investment Advisors.
  • Joined LAAMA in 2008 as Institutional Manager for the distribution of AXA IM funds in Latin America.
  • Previously worked for 7 years for Natixis Asset Management mutual funds distribution in Latin America.
  • Education: ICADE / CESEM (BBA).
Maritza Guzmán
Business Development Manager
  • 17 years experience in investments and international funds distribution.
  • Joined Ecus in 2017 as Business Development Manager.
  • 7 years experience as Institutional Manager in Vision Advisors, distributor of Franklin Templeton, Alliance Bernstein and Rogge Global Partners, for the Chilean Market.
  • 3 years as Head of Research and Development in South Cone Investment.
  • 7 years experience as Senior Investment Analyst in AFP Habitat, the largest Chilean Pension Fund, responsible for international mutual funds selection.
  • Education: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (BBA).
Gustavo Rivera
Non Executive Partner
  • Chilean, with over 21 years of experience in Chile’s financial sector.
  • 9 years of experience in Investment Banking, executing M&A, project finance and acquisition finance deals, as well as capital market transactions with institutions such as Bankers Trust, American Express and BBVA.
  • 13 years of experience in Private Equity as Partner and CEO of Ecus Private Equity, participating in all acquisitions, value creation strategy design and implementations and exits for Ecus Private Equity’s different funds.
  • Board member of the Chilean company Loginsa and currently CEO of Ama Time.
  • Education: Universidad de Chile (Business Administration degree and Master in Finance).
Our Strenghs
Mutual Funds
Alternative Products
Placement
Platform
Reliable and successful placement platform in
Independent
Advisor
Our platform is not subjected to any conflict of interest.
Track
Record
20 years track record in mutual funds istribution with more than raised.
Active
Network
50 institutional investors in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
100%
Coverage
Long-lasting relationships and permanent contacts.
Industry
Knowledge
Multicultural team with buy-side and sell-side experience.
Credibility
Credibility with investors consolidated since 1999.
Front, Middle
& Back Office
High quality services, endorsed by our investors.
Our parent company Latin America Asset Management Advisors (LAAMA) is the exclusive distributor since 2004 of AXA Investment Managers funds to institutional investors in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
Ecus Investment Advisors is developing partnerships with leading international mutual funds managers and is the exclusive distributor since 2018 of Comgest funds to institutional investors in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
Private Equity
Private Debt
Infrastructure
Real Estate
Placement
Platform
Reliable and successful placement platform in
Independent
Advisor
Our platform is not subjected to any conflict of interest.
Track
Record
20 years track record in mutual funds istribution with more than raised.
Active
Network
50 institutional investors in Chile, Peru and Colombia.
100%
Coverage
Long-lasting relationships and permanent contacts.
Industry
Knowledge
Multicultural team with buy-side and sell-side experience.
Credibility
Credibility with investors consolidated since 1999.
Front, Middle
& Back Office
High quality services, endorsed by our investors.
Overview
Board
Portfolio
Ecus Administradora General de Fondos S.A., regulated by the Chilean CMF, is a local, dedicated and independent private equity funds manager with vast experience in the Chilean small and middle market since 2005.
AXA Capital Chile was launched in 2005 as a small buy out / expansion fund multisector.
Ecus Agri-Food Fund was launched in 2012 as an agribusiness fund.


Hubert Porte
Founding Partner & CEO
Founding Partner
at Ecus Capital
François Edant
Chairman
Founding Partner
at Ecus Capital
Eugenio Besa
Board Member
Founding Partner
at Morales & Besa
Macarena Laso
Board Member
Partner
at Morales & Besa
Maritza Guzmán
Board Member
Manager at Ecus Investment Advisors
Jean-Marc Simonneau
Board Member
Partner at Ecus Investment Advisors
Albia is Chile’s leading provider of industrial laundry services. Among its main clients are the country’s most important hotels, clinics, hospitals and mining companies. As of September 2015, the Company operated 8 plants in Chile’s 6 main cities, and was working on the construction of a 9th plant located in San Francisco de Mostazal. On September 2015 AXA Capital Chile sold its 68,7% stake to Elis, Europe’s leading textile maintenance and rental provider.

Central Frenos is the main chain of fast repair services for the automotive industry in the metropolitan region. As of October 2012 it operated 18 locations in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Concepción. Central Frenos sells and provides services related to brakes, tires, alignment, balancing, lubricants, shock absorbers, batteries, electronic injection, pre-purchase diagnosis and vehicle insurance.
On October 2012 AXA Capital Chile sold its 50,1% stake to EMASA, one of its main competitors in the vehicles repair services’ industry.

Vitamina is the first chain of high quality, employee-sponsored childcare centers for working families in Chile. As of January 2016 it operated close to 50 centers in Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Quilpué and Rancagua, and had developed strong customer relations with several companies such as Banco Santander, Banco de Chile and Cencosud. On January 2016 AXA Capital Chile sold its remaining 14,4% stake to the controllers.

Loginsa is the leading provider of 3PL logistics in Chile. With presence in Chile and Colombia, the Company operates 11 distribution centers in Santiago and 2 in Bogotá, providing integrated logistics solutions such as transportation, warehousing, value added services and distribution, which can be scaled and customized to its clients’ requirements. It also counts with a fleet of more than 300 vehicles and an advanced technological platform allowing an efficient control of inventories and on-line feedback with its diversified client portfolio, which includes prestigious companies from the food, retail, industrial and pharmaceutical sectors.
As part of an expansion plan and aiming to include specialized logistic services, in 2009 Loginsa started serving the pharmaceutical sector. In 2012, Loginsa acquired Austral Freezer, a strategic cold storage operator.

Ama Time is an integrated manufacturer, of organic fruit and vegetable single strength purees and not from concentrate (NFC) juice, sold in bulk and B2C packaging (spouted pouches, bottles or tetrapack) under the AMA brand.
The Company is focused on organic products for the worldwide market.
In October 2013, Ecus Agri-Food fund started a 50/50 joint venture with #1 organic fruits producer and exporter in Chile, giving birth to this greenfield project granted with state-of-the-art European technology. In August 2014 the Fund materialized an add-on investment in Ama Time to include a new production line oriented towards premium NFC juices.

Ecus Administradora General de Fondos S.A., regulated by the Chilean CMF, is a local, dedicated and independent private equity funds manager with vast experience in the Chilean small and middle market since 2005.
AXA Capital Chile was launched in 2005 as a small buy out / expansion fund multisector.
Ecus Agri-Food Fund was launched in 2012 as an agribusiness fund.


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