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Government Financiers

September 2004, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine

Growing affluence has opened opportunities for Hispanics to participate in public policy affecting the financial industry and play pivotal roles in the continued expansion of the Hispanic economy.

The participation holds clear ramifications for ensuring future market gains. As the New America Alliance noted in an October 2003 study on Hispanics in the financial services industry, elected and appointed officials "play a key role in developing standards [in the financial services industry] for accountability to ensure adequate Latino participation."

From Congress to large municipalities, here are some of leaders in the Hispanic economy who hold positions that regulate investment, allocate funds, or control credit and monetary policy.



Robert Aguallo Jr.

Robert Aguallo

•Executive Director
Los Angeles City Employees'Retirement System
Roel C. Campos • Commissioner
Securities and Exchange Commission
George Castro II • Member
New Jersey State Investment Council
Fred Buenrostro

Fred Buenrostro

• CEO
California Public Employees' Retirement System
Joe Baca • Congressman from California
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee
on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit
Deborah E. Gallegos • Deputy State Investment Officer
New Mexico State Investment Council
Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez

• Congressman from Illinois
• Ranking Minority Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic & International Monetary Policy, Trade & Technology
Jaime A. Guzman-Fournier

Jaime A. Guzman-Fournier

• Senior Advisor
Investment Division Small Business Administration
Ruben Hinojosa • Congressman from Texas
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit
Louis F. Moret • Commissioner
City of Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension System Board?
D. Lorenzo Padron • Commissioner
Illinois Office of Banks & Real Estate
Marta Tienda

Marta Tienda

• Board Member
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Charles P. Valdes • Administration Board Member
California Public Employees Retirement System
Jeff Varela • Chairman
New Mexico Public Employees Retirement
Association Investment Council
Nydia Velαzquez • Congresswoman from New York
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee
on Capital Markets
• Member
House Financial Services Subcommittee on
Domestic & International Monetary Policy,
Trade & Technology
Robert Vigil

Robert Vigil

• Treasurer
State of New Mexico



Source: HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine


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