Carlos A. Schmidt
Global Head of Taxation, Highbridge Capital Management LLC
Carlos A. Schmidt is the Global Head of Taxation for Highbridge Capital Management, LLC. Highbridge is a leading alternative asset management firm, with assets under management of approximately $21 billion. Carlos specializes in the structuring of hedge funds and private funds, cross-border investment tax planning, and financial products. He is also responsible for all fund tax reporting and all financial statements matters pertaining to FAS 109/FIN 48. Prior to joining Highbridge, Carlos was a research analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he was a member of Global Investment Research covering the lodging sector. Carlos started his career in the Los Angeles office of Deloitte Tax LLP, where he spent time in the federal and international tax groups and audit function. Carlos was selected to join the partnership tax practice in Deloitte's National Tax Office in New York, where his client base included some of the world's leading private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies. While working in Deloitte's National Tax Office, Carlos worked on IPOs, joint ventures, and tax-efficient asset disposition strategies. Carlos is a guest lecturer at both the Georgetown University Law Center and the Wharton School of Business.
Carlos received a B.S., with honors in Accounting, from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Taxation also from the University of Southern California, and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Goldman Sachs Fellow.
Carlos is a CPA licensed in California, and is a member of both the AICPA and the Tax Section of the Managed Funds Association.