Alberto Saravia


Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309


Banking, Bi-Lingual, Commercial, Commodities, Contract, Financial, Insurance, International, Landlord/Tenant, Partnership Disputes, Securities, Shareholder Disputes

Florida Supreme Court Certified County Civil Mediator
Registered Spanish Interpreter Florida State Courts System 
Phase One of the U.S. Federal Court Interpreting Certification

Benchmark Key Corp                                                    Director                   Since March 2013 (Miami)
A Tier II Finder company under the SEC regulations that specializes in conducting investment banking transactions, organizes, intermediates and executes international commodities flows to and from Latin America countries. 
Saravia Financial                                                           President        8/2003 - 12/2012 (Buenos Aires) 
An introductory securities broker dealer, assisting fund manager and financial advisory house that operates in Argentina and Brazil in association with Benchmark Investment Holding Ltd., an investment firm and Capital 
Markets consulting company incorporated in The British Virgin Islands since 1998.
HSBC Bank plc     Senior Vice President                   10/1991 – 6/2003     (New York, Buenos Aires, Montevideo) 
Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors of Banco Surinvest S.A. 
Head of International and Institutional Banking of HSBC Bank Argentina S.A., responsible for the following 
business areas: Financial Institutions Group, Correspondent Banking, Overseas Subsidiaries, International Funding, Mercosur Directory, Securities Services, Trade Services, Payments and Cash Management Services 
Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Norinvest Bank, Grand Cayman Islands 
Country Manager and Member of the Board of Directors of Republic National Bank of New York (Uruguay) S.A. 
Manager of the Financial Institutions Group for Argentina, Peru and Uruguay – Midland Bank plc 
Senior Financial Consultant of Rofin International Bank & Trust, Cayman Islands Private Bank 
President and Member of the Board of Directors of Roberts Securities International Inc., (NASD Member) 
US Representative of Banco Roberts S.A.
Bank of America NT & SA        Vice President      7/1985 – 9/1991   (New York, Mexico, Miami, Bogotá, Caracas) 
Regional Treasurer Latin America 
Investment Banking Head of the Mexican Representative Office 
Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Colombo Americano 
Managing Director of BAMerinvest 
Manager Latin America Investment Banking Group - BINY 
Financial Advisor Latin American Trading Desk
Banco de la Nación Argentina    First Vice President  2/1979 – 6/1985  (London, New York and Bogotá)
Head of the Assets / Liabilities Management Department – International Division 
Deputy General Manager and Treasurer of the New York Branch 
Chief International Economist & Manager of the Country Risk Management Department 
Head Negotiator for BNA in the Argentine External Debt Steering Committee  
Bank Representative in Colombia 
Deputy Head of the Credit Department – London Branch
Bank of America NT & SA    Assistant Cashier  1/1978 – 1/1979  (Buenos Aires) 
Government and Correspondent Bank Officer – Southern Cone Representative Office 
Credit Analyst and Relationship Manager Commercial Banks for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay 
Argentine Ministry of Economy and Finance        Senior Advisor   1/1972 – 4/1976  (Buenos Aires) 
Member of the Advisory Council of the Corporation of National Enterprises 
Assistant to the General Manager, Argentine National Railroads Corporation 
Advisor to the Government Corporations Budget Department

Alberto Saravia (AS) is an experienced and independent full-time mediator based in Miami who concentrates his ADR practice in the resolution of commercial and business disputes, breach of contract, tort cases and negligence actions.

AS is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Civil Mediator and, in that capacity, serves clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach Counties, providing litigants with the opportunity to resolve their conflicts without judicial intervention.
As an Economist and seasoned Global Commercial Banker & Investment Banker, Securities Principal and Registered Broker Dealer, AS specializes in particular in the provision of mediation services in the following financial and business-specific areas: Banking; Financial Instruments; Investment Contracts, Securities and Clearing; International Trade; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate; Insurance.   
Other areas of expertise and cases concentration include but are not limited to mediation of: Debt Claims; Landlord / Tenant dispute cases; Commercial; Breaches of Contracts and of Fiduciary duties; Multi-Party Disputes; Partnership Disputes; Executive Disputes; Unfair Competition. 

Face-to-Face mediation sessions have been AS’ practice norm and are preferable in helping people resolve cases, as settlement rates tend to be higher than distance mediation. Nevertheless, during this phase of the public health emergency, remote mediation by video (Zoom or Skype, etc.) and/or telephone conference is a pragmatic alternative towards problem solving, negotiating, and coming to a resolution.
Mr. Saravia provides cost-effective, neutral and quick dispute resolution services that are borne equally 50% by Plaintiff (s) and 50% by Defendant (s).
Additionally, Mr. Saravia has been approved by the Court Interpreter Certification Board as a Registered Spanish Interpreter for the Florida State Courts System.
Argentine Catholic University – School of Economics and Social Sciences   1968 to 1974     (Buenos Aires) 
Bachelor of Science in Economics. Minor in Business Administration                                         
Business Administration and Economics Postgraduate Studies 1976 to 1978 
(Spanish Cultural Institute. International Study Scholarship Program, Madrid, Spain)                        
San Pablo University Foundation. Center of University Studies. Graduate Degree in Marketing 
Polytechnic University of Madrid. Diploma in Business Administration  
University of Alcalá de Henares. Graduate Degree in Regional Economics 
Institute of Sociology and Development of the Iberian Region. Specialization Diploma in Sociology of Economic Development in Latin America
Member of the Management Team of Time to Recover, an Investment Funds Advisory Firm   Since May 2020
Member of the Board of Directors of the Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce (NY) 1993 to 1998 
Argentine Economic and Financial External Consultant of the Board of Directors of Dekalb Genetic Corporation, (Dekalb, Illinois) 1989 to 1996   
Member of the International Banking Commission of the Argentine Banking Association  1996 to 2003 
Member of the Mercosur Commission of the Argentine Banking Association (ABA)          1998 to 2000 
NASD Broker Dealer Licenses: Series 3; 4; 7; 24; and 63    1994 to 1996 
FINRA Agent, Corporate Securities Representative, General Securities Principal and General Securities Representative of Beta Capital Management, L.P., (Miami, Florida)   2005 to 2007 
Managing Director, Banking and Financial Services Committee Camara Internacional del Mercosur en los Estados Unidos Inc. (Miami, Florida)  2009 to 2012 
1424 NE Miami Place
Miami, FL 33132

P: 850-292-2578
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