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    Andres Fernandez Castro
    University of St. Gallen (HSG)
    Argentina
    User ID: 3084
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    MBA candidate with an 9-year experience in the financial, banking, commodities, and consulting sectors. Focus on selling and negotiating with clients (B2B), detecting business opportunities, making investment recommendations, providing market research & strategic consulting, developing new products & services, presenting business proposals, valuing companies with fundamental analysis, and writing financial reports.
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    MBA
    University:
    University of St. Gallen (HSG)
    Subject:
    Business Administration
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Last Name: 
Fernandez Castro
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male
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CH
Nearest City: 
Buenos Aires
Short Biography : 
MBA candidate with an 9-year experience in the financial, banking, commodities, and consulting sectors. Focus on selling and negotiating with clients (B2B), detecting business opportunities, making investment recommendations, providing market research & strategic consulting, developing new products & services, presenting business proposals, valuing companies with fundamental analysis, and writing financial reports.
Current student: 
Yes
Years of higher education: 
1.00
Currently employed in a career based role: 
Yes
Position: 
Consultant
Years working in current position: 
1.00
Total Years Working: 
9.00
Location (city): 
Geneva
Language Level: 
Fluent
Language Level 2: 
native
Nationality: 
Argentina
Country of residence: 
Argentina
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Most recent degree: 
Expected date of graduation: 
2011
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Location (country): 
Switzerland
Language 2: 
Spanish
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Current Employer: 
Claves ICSA (Leading market research consulting firm in Argentina)
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Current or Final GPA/Grade: 
5.4
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Since-June 2012 CLAVES ICSA, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Leading market research consulting firm in Argentina) Consultant - Provided clients with advise in order to help them to achieve their strategic goals - Increased revenues of the firm by developing new clients, and developing new products and services June 2012-March 2011 LUMIX AGRODIRECT FUND LTD., Buenos Aires and Schindellegi, SZ, Switzerland (Investment Fund focused on agricultural commodities in South America) Internship (November 2011-March 2012, based in Schindellegi) - As assistant controller, supervised the monthly closing process to determine the fund’s NAV, collaborating in the preparation of financial statements and reviewing monthly expenses and various reconciliations - As financial analyst, collaborated in the preparation of research pieces and roadshow materials about the long-term supply and demand characteristics of the agricultural commodity markets (soybeans and others) Internship (March-August 2011, March 2012-June 2012, based in Buenos Aires) - As a financial analyst, advised in various investments in the region, in particular covering counterparty risks and commodity markets. November 2006 - March 2011 BANCO ITAU ARGENTINA S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina (Leading Brazilian bank) Financial Analyst - Analyzed financial statements, prices, sales, costs, expenses, and tax rates to determine company’s value by projecting its future earnings. - Met company officials to gain a better insight into the firms’ prospects and management. - Participated in credit committees presenting new business proposals. - Developed new clients and generated a 40% growth of revenues and profits for a branch in one year - Mentored of a younger member of the team - Exposure to pre-export financing and trade finance operations July 2003-November 2006 LA CONCORDIA CONSULTORA SRL, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Investment advisory boutique and member of the Argentine stock exchange) Financial Analyst - Enhanced revenues from investors by identifying investment opportunities in the stock market (Merval). - Elaborated research pieces for traders and clients. Authored the daily market report for the firm’s clients, covering stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and macro views. - Collaborated with the accounting team in the elaboration of financial statements - Led an investment valuation project which resulted in the creation of a new company in the Neuquen Province in the chemical industry, now fully operational and successfully growing - Set the basis of a succesful M&A agreement for an industrial company - Participated in a successful debt restructuring process
Extracurricular Activities: 
Playing Football, Rowing, Snowboarding, Skying, Wakesurfing, Grilling barbecues, Organizing charity events, Role playing (Acting classes), etc.