Mr. Cota is a Partner at Tricap Partners & Co. and is head of the Asset Management business at the firm. He has extensive experience in investment and wealth management, with a long track-record in Alternative Investments. He works with the firm’s clients in the identification, due diligence and monitoring of alternative investments, including hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds, among others.
Mr. Cota previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Merrill Lynch Investment Management group where he was responsible for executing the overall business and marketing strategy for the group. In this role, Mr. Cota helped develop the multi-asset investment management and guidance offering across all of the firm’s client segments. Prior to this, Mr. Cota was COO and CFO of the M. Safra & Co Family Office where he was responsible for launching and marketing the firm’s $1.2 billion multi-strategy hedge fund business in the United States. In addition, he served as Hedge Fund Operations & Financial Due Diligence Manager at Man Investments, a multi-strategy hedge fund group, where he created and implemented the operational and financial due diligence program for the firm’s $20 billion hedge fund of funds. Mr. Cota has also held various executive and operational roles at Bridgewater Associates, UBS, Salomon Brothers and Citibank – where he has taken a taken a hands-on role to transform and advance the competitive capabilities of each of these organizations.
Mr. Cota is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received an MBA from IPADE at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico. He is active in Hispanic-Latino diversity and Social impact investing forums and professional committees. Mr. Cota has lived in various international locations and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French.