Director / CEO USA
Joaquin Frances has held various senior management positions, often involving new business setups in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. He started in the International Division of the Sabadell Group, moving to London to help open the bank’s first branch outside Spain. A few years later, Joaquin was transferred to New York and Miami with a mandate to start the banking presence of the Sabadell group in this continent, while serving as a director in the board of the Miami-based PRS International Group, a boutique of hedge funds that comprised an investment adviser and a broker-dealer. As General Manager of Banco Sabadell in Miami, he led the expansion of the Sabadell group in Latin America, setting up representative offices in various countries and representing the bank in the board of two minority-owned financial institutions and several offshore investment funds.
He also owned and operated an independent registered investment adviser in Miami and an investment real estate group, becoming later on the CEO of three financial affiliates of the Andbank Group in the United States, including a registered investment advisor and a broker-dealer. Lastly, he served as the group’s CRO in Latin America.
Joaquin Frances is a graduate in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, a Master in Business Administration by the University of Miami and holder of the Series 7, 24, 4, 99 and 65.