Our agile and innovative team has funded more than 180 projects totaling nearly US$1.5 billion. CIFI (Parent of CIFI AM) is one of the few permanent local players across the region with a specialization in middle market infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The team diligently carries out the CIFI AM Investment Process, which outlines the necessary steps to identify sound investment opportunities that adhere to the Equator Principles and the IFC Perfomance Standards for sustainability.  


    César Cañedo-Argüelles is a founding member of CIFI with extensive experience in the financial sector, infrastructure and investment banking. In 2015, he was appointed CEO of CIFI, responsible for leading the growth and expansion of the company, including the formation and launch of CIFI Asset Management. Cañedo-Argüelles earned a degree in Business Administration and Finance at the University of Saint Louis (Missouri) and a Master’s Degree in Finance from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain.

    CRISTINA JIMÉNEZ Chief Investment Officer

    Cristina Jiménez is an original founding member of CIFI, and Global Head of Investor Relations at CIFI Asset Management. She holds an impressive 25 years of experience in the areas of portfolio management, finance and credit risk assessment. Jiménez graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and earned her MBA at the Center for Financial Studies in Madrid, Spain.


    Carla Chízmar is Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at CIFI Asset Management. She has over 13 years of experience in environmental and sustainable development in Latin America. Chízmar received her Masters in Environmental Sciences from Yale University.



Born an entrepreneur amid infrastructure projects, my 25-year transformative professional journey has led me to becoming a banker. As a founding member of CIFI, I have witnessed its continual growth as we develop fresh ideas and turn them into positive impact projects that add value to society. I view CIFI AM as an engine for sustainable development in the region, as we bring excellence in the execution of projects that seeks to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for interested investors. Our team works within the highest standards and values to build a relevant and positive environment that our investors can take comfort in.


I have had the good fortune of being one of the founding members of the CIFI team and witnessing how the initial concept has materialized and evolved to what the company has become today. It is a privilege to work with the very talented team of professionals who, like me, are inspired and motivated to make a positive impact in Latin America.


As a biologist, I was trained to ask questions and solve problems. This prepared me for my role as a coordinator at the United Nations Environmental Program. After working to strengthen environmental governance across Latin America, I decided to apply my skills in the private sector. I feel passionate about what I do, but above all I believe in how we do it. Every day, we work closer with our clients to bring the best possible projects to our portfolio. CIFI has presented me with a platform in which I feel I can contribute to a larger goal.

  • Jaime Tupper
    Jaime Tupper Investor Relations Analyst

    Jaime Tupper is an Investor Relations Analyst at CIFI AM with over a year of experience in finance, and a specialization in data analysis. Tupper graduated Magna Cum Laude from The George Washington University where he earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Industrial Management.

  • CIFI Loan Services
    CIFI Loan Services

    Through a Shared Service Agreement, CIFI provides all loan related services, including but not limited to: origination, due diligence, credit underwriting, negotiation, loan servicing, legal services, collateral administration, loan collections and disbursements, project/loan risk management, and ESG services.


I have lived in three Latin American countries, and studied international affairs and engineering management. CIFI is at the center of my professional ambitions, combining finance, Latin America and sustainability. There are very few organizations that are so closely aligned and compatible with my background. Being part of the CIFI team allows me to work in a dynamic, international and flexible environment that does good by stimulating the sustainable development of our region.