1291 Group Latam

1291 Group Latam Ltd is based in Panama City, Panama. We focus on bespoke wealth planning advisory, specializing in international life insurance and investment solutions. 1291 Group Latam serves individuals and intermediaries domiciled in Mexico, Central-, South America and the Caribbean.

We aim to optimize our clients' privacy, asset protection, taxation, compliance and estate planning. We work in close cooperation with private banks, asset managers, law firms and tax professionals. We offer tax-compliant solutions for clients from most Latin American countries, helping protect their wealth and achieve their goals.

As a member of the 1291 Group we can tap into a vast knowledge-network of professionals, lawyers, financial specialists and international tax experts. We have designed and implemented custom-made solutions for more than 40 jurisdictions.

Ernst von Mecklenburg

CHAIRMAN

Educational background: Insurance Specialist, graduated from Instituto Universitario de Seguros, Caracas / Lloyd Chartered Institute, Marine
Professional stations: Partner and Director of Waveca, Corredores de Seguros, Caracas / Regional Manager for Latin America of Zurich Insurance / Founding Partner of Strategic Alliances
Important values: I believe in family and friends. I believe in long term relationships with customers, serving them as a friend and in a holistic manner.

Adrian Lüthi

PARTNER

Educational background: Master of Business Administration at the University of Zurich and Murcia (Spain) / 20 years' experience in the Finance industry, thereof 15 years international PPLI tax and wealth advisory / Post graduate studies at ETH Zurich.
Professional stations: Past: Successfully building up the PPLI business with one of the top-tier Insurance companies in Switzerland/Europe. Today: PPLI expert in the Latin American markets, Israel and Turkey / Broad working experience in New York and Spain over 2 years.
Important values: More than believing but living: Trust – Long-term partnerships begins with a trustful relation. Quality – Focused on best possible solutions to protect and maintain family wealth. Tailor-made – Every client is special and unique. Private – Understanding family needs as a dedicated father and husband.

Petra Fuhrmann

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO MANAGING PARTNER

Educational background: Commercial apprenticeship EFZ and 30 years of banking experience. Bachelor in Private Banking and Financial Planning. Fluent in several Languages.
Professional stations: 20 years in Private Banking Client Advisory for HNWI. With the 1291 Group since 2015.
Important values: The whole shall always be more than the sum of its parts (inspired by Aristotle).

Mauricio Saiz

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Educational background: Business Administration Major - Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Bogota, Colombia / AMV Certified for Colombia financial markets / Certified stock broker in Panama
Professional stations: Partner - Aguaverde Family Office (Bogota) / Senior Associate - PKB Alasia SA (Panama, Bogota) / Liabilites Manager - Banco Corpbanca SA (Bogota) / Investment Advisor - Corredores Asociados SA (Bogota)
Important values: Family is my foremost priority. Transparency is essential to conduct successful, long-term business. Dedication and discipline are key to personal and professional success.

Juan Garcia

PARTNER

Educational background: Business Degree, 15 years' experience in private banking and wealth management, 4 years' experience in life insurance solutions
Professional stations: Worked for well known international banks as Citibank and UBS, Partner of Insurance Broker in Colombia
Important values: Family is the most important part of my life. Always looking for the right and best solutions for my clients. Honesty helps build healthy long term relationships.

Eduardo Labella

PARTNER

Educational background: Marketing Specialist / International Financial Advisor +25 years of experience in worldwide investment banking, with strong focus on Latin America
Professional stations: Senior Vice-President Private Banking / Wealth planning
Important values: Family, loyalty and honesty. I want to have the best relationship with my clients.

Raul Mondragon

PARTNER

Educational background: Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City; Foreign Associate, International Lawyer Program, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York Office; Diploma on American Law, Universidad Iberoamericana – Georgetown University; CLE Program on Legal Ethics, NYC Bar Association, New York
Professional stations: Partner of 1291, Escrow Local Head at JP Morgan Mexico, Sales Director at Amicorp Group, VP Sales - Trust & Secuirities Services at Deutsche Bank
Important values: I believe in honor, tradition and given and chosen family. I consider it wise to learn from and lead by example. I am resilient and will always find a way to prevail.

1291 Group Latam Ltd.

PH Molon Tower
Piso 5, Calle Aquilino de la Guardia
0819-10660, El Dorado
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
Email info@1291group.com

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