Harold “Hal” Schroeder

Harold “Hal” Schroeder was appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) effective as of February 28, 2011, reappointed to a second term in 2015.

Mr. Schroeder is a CPA who brings over 30 years of diverse experience in investing and financial reporting to the FASB. Most notably, he brings a strong investor perspective to the FASB, with more than 15 years of experience working with all facets of the investment community.  During his career, he has viewed the preparation of financial statements and the application of accounting standards from varying perspectives including auditor, preparer and investor.

Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Schroeder was a partner at Carlson Capital, L.P., a Dallas-based money manager with assets under management of over $6 billion.  He joined Carlson Capital’s relative value arbitrage team in 2000 and was a member of the firm’s management and investment committees.  As a senior portfolio manager, he focused on the financial services industry, including both public and private companies.

Mr. Schroeder also spent five years as a senior equity analyst with Schroder & Company, Inc. (subsequently acquired by Citigroup Inc.) and KBW, Inc. (formerly Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.), both based in New York City.  From 1993 to 1995, he was Chief Financial Officer for New York-based Nafinsa Securities, Inc., and various other subsidiaries, of Nacional Financiera, SNC, the primary development bank for the Mexican government.  Prior to that, he spent thirteen years with Ernst & Young,