Eduardo Costantini's bright view on Argentina

May 10, 2017

He invested in real estate and equities before it was fashionable. Now, one of the wealthiest businessmen in Argentina sees a bright future for the economy.

Kevin Gray

Through years of dictatorship and economic crises, Eduardo Costantini has made several fortunes by nimbly navigating Argentina’s boom-bust cycles. One of the country’s wealthiest businessmen, Costantini says he has upwards of a half-billion dollars he’d like to invest to develop new projects.

As investors refocus their attention on South America’s second-largest economy, the head of the property development and wealth management firm Consultatio sees plays in Buenos Aires real estate, undervalued Argentine securities and even the peso. And, once he identifies the right opportunity, Costantini says he’s ready to pull the trigger. "People want to see whether there will be a reaffirmation of the government and its policies," he says. "But I am seeing some encouraging signs in the economy."

Costantini, 70, enjoys a long view on Argentina. After earning a master’s degree in...

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