Gabriel Ruiz



Gabriel comes to BlackTORO with more than 30 years of experience in the financial markets, 25 of which have been dedicated to the asset management space. During his tenure, he has served as Portfolio Chief Investment Officer and as CEO in different companies.

Born in the United States, Gabriel grew up and was educated in Argentina, where he also spent the majority of his professional career. Gabriel is a Certified Public Accountant from the University of Tucuman, and studied Finance and Business Management at the University of Buenos Aires and CEMA, respectively.He started his career in Tavelli y Cia, a traditional, well-known broker dealer in Buenos Aires, where he served both as trader and portfolio manager. Following his stint there, Gabriel worked for ScotiaBank Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer and later transferred to Santander Asset Management, also in Argentina. At Santander, he served as Equity Head Portfolio Manager; was a member of the investment committee for Latin America at Santander Asset Management in Madrid; served on the  investment committee of the Private Pension Funds of Santander Group; and then was tapped to serve as CEO at Santander Asset Management Argentina.

Raymond James and its local partner, Gabriel launched a new company, RJ Delta Asset Management, in Argentina, that soon became a leader in the independent asset managers market of the country, and used to serve as Chairman and still is a member of the Board at Delta Asset Management. Gabriel has also been a Member of the Board of the Mutual Funds Association in Argentina for more than 20 years and has been President and Vice president on many occasions.