Last updated: 13:45 / Monday, 30 June 2014
Brokerage-financial advisory

Erik Halvorssen Joins CGIS Advisors in Miami

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Erik Halvorssen Joins CGIS Advisors in Miami
  • As senior vice president, Halvorssen will work alongside CGIS’ CEO, Riggin Dapena
  • CGIS, which is held primarily by the group belonging to Chilean businessman Alvaro Saieh, began operating as a broker dealer in Miami three years ago

Erik Halvorssen has just joined the CGIS team in Miami; the group includes a broker- dealer (CGIS Securities LLC) and a registered investment advisor (CGIS Advisors LLC). From its offices at 990 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, CGIS provides brokerage and financial advisory services to a select group of domestic and international clients.

As senior vice president, Halvorssen will work alongside CGIS’ CEO, Riggin Dapena, whom he met at Bank of America during the period from 2005 to 2008 when Dapena was at the helm of the International Private Banking and brokerage business during the bank’s exit from these lines of business.

CGIS, which is held primarily by the group belonging to Chilean businessman Alvaro Saieh, began operating as a broker dealer in Miami three years ago.

Halvorssen, who to date was the director of the U.S. multifamily office Lowenhaupt Global Advisors in Miami, told Funds Society that leaving Lowenhaupt was a very conscious decision and was a natural progression which will greatly benefit his clients in  terms of access to products, and specialized consulting and costs. Halvorssen guarantees that CGIS Advisors has a better understanding of international clients, which “will surely benefit my clients.”

Halvorssen will also rely on the Chilean group’s analysis team. “In Miami, we have a trading desk with six active brokers who are very familiar with the international client’s sensitivity.”

Before joining Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, this financial professional with 17 years’ industry experience, worked as a sales manager in private banking at Bank of America and Banco Santander, and founded his own firm, Pax Advisors, also in Miami.

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