Codie Sanchez is the Head of Latin America for First Trust Portfolios, a US asset manager, as well as a Venture Partner and Investor at Magma Partners, a LatAm-focused early-stage VC. She specializes in fundraising, having raised billions with institutional investors and simultaneously acts as an advisor for portfolio companies on distribution, operations, team building, recruiting and branding. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs, State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard all within the investment arms. As a former journalist and investing pundit she has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, People en Español, Business Wire and Entrepreneur, among others. She has an MBA from Georgetown University, Masters from ESADE and FGV as well as a BA from Arizona State University.