When the right insights make all the difference, our local partners provide the most valuable information to ensure you make the right decision. Challenge your thinking by getting the untold story.


Our Local Partners are the best in their field. Each partner comes to us with decades of senior level experience at the center of their country’s fiscal, monetary and politics domain, including finance ministers and central bank presidents. They live and work in the country they cover, bringing unique experience and in-country perspective to address your emerging market research needs.

With their unrivaled knowledge, candor and insight, our Local Partners help clients clearly assess the nuances of their country’s risks and opportunities. Working independently of government or corporate structures, our Partners have no conflicting interests that could compromise or constrain their voice or perspective. Learn more about our Local Partners.

Meet Our Local Partners


President and CEO Ann Schroeder founded LatinSource in 1995 in response to the need for locally based experts to analyze the emerging markets in Latin America. She gathered a group of former policy makers, widely respected for their knowledge and integrity, who had participated in the restructuring and reforms that brought their countries to the markets. Their advice was sought after by investors eager for response to the fast-moving events and volatility of those markets. As demand grew for this expertise in emerging markets worldwide, Ms. Schroeder gathered partners of similar stature and experience in their countries and established GlobalSource in 2000. She later merged the two companies and capabilities to form GlobalSource Partners, Inc.

GlobalSource Partners continues to provide access to a unique group of the highest quality analysts providing insight on global emerging markets.

Our partners have been selected over the years for their high-level institutional experience, deep knowledge, broad perspective and the desire to communicate with honesty and sincerity. Our locally based partners continue to provide thoughtful, timely research and advice to help clients minimize risk and maximize opportunity.

 Our Local Partners are based in a growing number of emerging markets worldwide including: Argentina, Brazil Economics, Brazil Politics, Central America, Chile, China, China Advisory, China Financial, CIS Advisory, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia Economics, Russia Politics, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela. As the emerging markets evolve, GlobalSource Partners continues to bring you the information you need to make the right move.


Our staff is conveniently located in New York and Washington D.C. to bring you the products you need to help navigate the emerging markets successfully. With diverse backgrounds in all areas of research and emerging markets, we are uniquely positioned to coordinate the activity of our locally-based partners to integrate the services that best fit your investment process and corporate needs. Our regularly issued reports constitute a fundamental country guide providing a detailed review of the major macroeconomic developments, with shorter timely posts issued in response to market-moving events. Learn more about our Staff.


Ann Schroeder

President and Chief Executive Officer
Ann Schroeder is the founder of GlobalSource Partners, Inc. and serves as the company's Chief Executive Officer. The firm, founded in 1994 as LatinSource, later merged into GlobalSource Partners to service growing client needs across emerging markets globally, and currently provides coverage on twenty-four developing countries. Ms. Schroeder has been involved in the financial services industry since 1984, initially working as a financial consultant with Shearson Lehman Brothers, and later with Institutional Analysts, a company providing management and publishing services for independent analysts. Ms. Schroeder received a B.A. from Trinity University, an M.B.A. from Fordham University, and a certificate in Political Psychology from George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. She is a past member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and served on the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer, a microfinance entity providing loans, business training and healthcare support across Latin America.


Cynthia Rivera

Chief Operating officer
Cynthia Rivera is the company’s chief operating officer. As part of the management team, she manages new product launches, client relations, marketing efforts, human resources and technology and operation functions. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Rivera was a consultant for a multi-strategy Fund of Funds, where she was in charge of strengthening infrastructure, launching the company’s branding and building personnel. From 1998 to 2007, she was COO and CFO of JPMorgan’s Currency and Global Emerging Markets divisions, where she was in charge of managing the financial and accounting systems, and executing the business initiatives. Earlier, she worked at Barclays Capital as a derivatives marketer for asset and liability firms, and was a research manager for mortgage and asset backed securities. She holds a business administration degree and an undergraduate degree in finance and economics from St. John’s University.


Robert Berges

Business Development
Robert Berges oversees the company's business development efforts for the Americas. Earlier, he was chief Latin America investment strategist for Merrill Lynch, responsible for all regional equity strategy research, and for coordinating investment ideas for the Latin America research team. He previously served as Latin America Service director of the economic consulting firm WEFA Group (now Global Insight), and held other economic consulting and research posts. He began his career at the Central Bank of Dominican Republic. Mr. Berges received an undergraduate degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña in Dominican Republic, and a master’s in economics from the University of Delaware.


Catherine Agnelli

Business Development
Catherine Agnelli works in the area of business and product development. Before joining GlobalSource Partners, she was a Director on the UBS Latin American Economics desk, covering macro and political events in the region on a daily basis. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President on the Dillon, Read Co., Inc. US Treasury Bond sales desk, where she created a niche serving emerging market central banks, especially those in Latin America. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Baruch College of the City University of New York and a B.A. in Russian Literature from Swarthmore College. She is active in the Venezuelan-American Association and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Russian fluently.


Alex Middleton

Business Development
Alex Middleton leads the new business initiatives for GlobalSource Partners. His business development efforts are focused on global corporations, private equity firms and asset management firms. He previously served as Head of Business Development in the Americas for BBSP, a global technical analysis and research firm based in Paris, France. While there, Alex was responsible for overseeing a sales team covering investment banks, asset managers and global macro hedge funds. Previously he was the U.S. Head of Sales for TGR Research, a Paris based expert network firm, where he managed a sales force whose efforts led to its acquisition by Gerson Lehrman Group. He began his career at Bear Stearns and was a limited partner in the private wealth group. Mr. Middleton received an undergraduate degree in Criminal Law from Iona College.