SWIFT Opens Miami Office for LatAm Strategy
SWIFT has opened a Latin American regional headquarters office in Miami, Florida to support the growth of the company’s operations in the region.
“In the last few years, Miami has become a financial hub with the largest concentration of domestic and international banks on the East Coast south of New York, much of which are regional headquarters for their Latin American operations,” the financial messaging services provider noted.
SWIFT is strengthening its presence in Latin America, where it has operated for more than 10 years, in response to the sustained growth and development of the region’s economy and to help the industry respond to developments related to financial reform, such as regulatory compliance. The use of SWIFT in Latin America is growing notably, with financial messaging increasing by 11% in 2014, and similar growth expected for 2015.
Jairo Namur, regional manager, Latin America at SWIFT will head the Miami office. Namur joined SWIFT in 2009 and has been responsible for devising and executing its strategy in the region, including the operations in local markets such as Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.
Chris Church, chief executive (CEO), Americas and Global Head of Securities, SWIFT said: “The opening of the new office is a significant milestone for our Latin American business. We are now better positioned to meet the growing needs of our customers and the industry. Latin America is an important region for us and our office in Miami further reassures SWIFT‘s confidence in this fast-developing region.”