Americana Partners Expands Into LatAm Market

By Amit Chowdhry • Jul 10, 2024

Americana Partners, an independent registered investment advisor (RIA) with $7+ billion in assets under management, announced its expansion into the Latin American market with the launch of Americana Partners International, dedicated to providing family office services to ultra-high net-worth individuals in the region.

Jorge Suárez-Vélez will be serving as CEO and Founding Partner of Americana Partners International (API). Formerly a Managing Director at Allen & Company Investment Advisors (the RIA arm of investment bank Allen & Co), Suárez-Vélez brings 20+ years of industry experience, and in particular deep expertise in Mexican political and economic issues to the firm.

Since 1998, he has been a regular contributor on CNN en español, discussing economic topics, and has weekly worked on Reforma/El Norte/Mural and previously to El Financiero in Mexico. Plus, Suárez-Vélez is also a best-selling author of two books and a sought-after speaker at key economic conferences all over the Americas.

Americana Partners had celebrated its five-year anniversary on April 26, 2024, and has grown rapidly since launching in 2019. And in February 2023, the firm brought on a $700 million team based in the Permian Basin in Texas. With the addition of its new international clientele, Americana Partners will add Pershing Advisor Services as a custodian for its current custodial relationships with Schwab and Fidelity.

Americana Partners is a member of the Dynasty Network of independent advisory firms. For over a decade, Dynasty has championed the benefits of independent wealth management for high- and ultra-high-net-worth clients and contributed to the movement of assets from traditional brokerage channels to independent wealth management channels.

Dynasty Investment Bank served as Americana Partners’ exclusive financial advisor and provided financing to help support the transaction. Dynasty is an integrated platform partner with Americana, providing turnkey technology and investment platform-related services in addition to capital support to help fuel their impressive inorganic growth objectives.


“While many of the wealthiest LATAM families have ties and business dealings in both Latin America and the United States, especially as they grow into 3rd and 4th generations. At Americana, we see an opportunity to lend our services, expertise, and relationships to these families, and we are excited to have Jorge at the helm of this tremendous effort. In addition, we are excited to be partnering with some of the most sophisticated family offices in Mexico for this initiative.”

– Jason Fertitta, CEO and Partner of Americana Partners

“It is a testament to the strength of our platform that we can attract a talented professional such as Jorge, as well as the support of several families in the region as investors and clients in our new international venture. We could not be more proud of how far Americana Partners has come, and we are excited and optimistic for our future. In five fast years, we have more than tripled the size of our firm in almost every meaningful metric, and yet we know we are only getting started.”

– Ron Thacker, President of Americana Partners

“I look forward to bringing the technology, portfolio management, and family office focus of Americana Partners to LATAM clientele.”

– Jorge Suárez-Vélez