Larive Philippines

Argosy Partners
4/F The Athenaeum Bldg.,
160 L.P. Leviste St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City,
Local contact:   
Tito Yuchengco


Argosy-logoThe Larive Group was represented in the Philippines from 1978 till 2009 by the late Brian Murray, a leading business development specialist in the Philippines. Since 2009 Larive is represented by Argosy Advisors ( ).

Argosy is an independent business development advisory firm based in Manila specialized financial services. Argosy is owned and managed by four partners:

TitoAloysius (Nonoy) Colayco
Managing Director, Argosy
Senior Partner, Argosy Advisers

Thirty years’ experience in international investment and financial management. Formerly president of AIG Investment Corporation in New York responsible for AIG investment portfolios in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (over $25 billion). Current non-executive affiliations include: Jardine Matheson country chairman, Philippines; member, JM Asia Pacific Advisory Board; advisory board member, JG Summit Holdings; chairman, Republic Cement (Lafarge affiliate) and Colliers Philippines; director of TVI Pacific (TSE) and Maybank Philippines: former director of Genesis Emerging Markets Fund (London listed), UIC and Singapore Land (Singapore).

Ricardo (Ric) G. Lazatin
Senior Partner, Argosy Advisers
Over thirty year’s executive level experience in banking, finance and investments. Currently President and Managing Partner, CEOs Inc.; President/CEO of Home Funding, Inc.; Vice Chairman of Argosy Finance Inc.; formerly Senior Vice President and Group Head of Far East Bank & Trust Co.; President and CEO of FEB Leasing and Finance Corp.; Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.; former Director of many companies including PDCP Bank, FEB Insurance Brokers, Inc. Fil-Hispano Ceramics, Inc., Floro Enterprises, Mariveles Apparel Corp., Marblecraft Inc. and other firms; former Director/President of the Phil. Association of Finance Companies; former Director/Officer/Vice President of the Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines (FINEX).

Argosy-2Alfonso (Tito) S. Yuchengco III
Senior Partner, Argosy Advisers
Extensive experience in financial services, IT-enabled services and general management. Previously CEO of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation RCBC) and CEO of Yuchengco Group of Companies (major Philippine conglomerate in financial services, construction and agriculture). Currently Chairman/CEO of Testech, leading inspection and back-end services firm for electronics industry. Chairman of Prople, BPO services company. Member of the Philippine-Singapore Business Council and the Philippines-Japan Economic Council; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Corporate Directors (Philippines); Honorary Consul General of Hungary in the Philippines. Former member of the board of trustees of the Makati Business Club, Governor of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Board Member semiconductor and Electronics Industry of the Philippines.

Argosy-23pngJesus (Gigi) M. Zulueta, Jr.
Senior Partner, Argosy Advisers
Thirty years of experience in executive and board director searches, handling many assignments at senior levels for Philippine and foreign corporations. Currently Asia-Pacific Director of ZMG Ward Howell, Manila’s leading executive search firm. Cofounder and director of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors. Member of the World President’s Organization (WPO), Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), and the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX). Formerly a Chairman of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Governor of MAP. Past Trustee of the Helen Keller Foundation, New York, former Governor of The British School Manila, former Honorary Consul General for the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, and former Dean of the Consular Corps of the Philippines.

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