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Best Research Paper Award Latin America 

Counselor George Mentz has sponsored the Best Paper Award for over 5 years.  This award is for the best research in finance and management for Latin America. The Award is decided and presented by Prof. Dr. Roberto Santillian at various locations including:  Mexico, Columbia, Chile, Peru and other locations.

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The Award is $500 Dollars US Scholarship Money

Thanks and Regards, George Mentz, JD MBA CWM CILS
CEO and International Lawyer

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Dr. Roberto Santillan of the ITESM Presented the Award and the $500 USD prize to the "Best Empirical Research Paper"presented during the conference. The winner of the prize was the Chilean Rodrigo Aranda, with the paper " Pronósticos de volatilidad y cambios de régimen, en el mercado financiero Chileno GARCH versus MRS-GARCH ".  The event was a propitious occasion for research and for GAFM certification programs in Latin America.

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