Alberto Cota, Principal and Chief Operating Officer, is responsible for ensuring Rocaton operates as effectively as possible. Prior to joining Rocaton, Alberto served as COO of the Merrill Lynch Investment Management Group, Chief Financial and Operations Officer at M. Safra & Co. and Head of Global Operations at Bridgewater Associates. Alberto has also held senior operational and financial roles at Man Investments, UBS Investment Bank, Citibank and Salomon Brothers. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French. Alberto holds a BS in International Politics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an MBA from IPADE University in Mexico City.