Mr. Higuchi is a Managing Director at LCR Capital Partners and is responsible for establishing and building EB-5 capital partnerships and channels in the Brazilian and Asian markets.
Prior to joining LCR, Carlos was a Managing Director at Rio Bravo Investimentos, a leading $3.5 billion Brazilian investment management firm where he led capital raising activities for the firm’s infrastructure & energy fund. Before Rio Bravo, he was Co-Head of Investment Banking for Brazil for Mizuho Securities in New York.
Mr. Higuchi’s career in both investment banking and asset management spans nearly 30 years of experience. His career started in debt capital markets and derivatives for Merrill Lynch & Co. in Tokyo, New York and London in the 90’s. Carlos then moved to Nomura Securities as Director for debt capital markets for the U.S. and Latin America where in 1995 he was responsible for the first international financing for the Republic of Brazil after the country’s long absence in the international markets.
In asset management, Carlos worked for Invesco Asset Management as a Managing Director in Tokyo and as a member of Asia Pacific Management Committee in Hong Kong where he was responsible for Invesco’s Alternative Investment products. He led the effort and raised over $2.0 billion of AUM at INVESCO Japan in the areas of leverage loans, private equity and US real estate funds. After Invesco, he was one of the key principals of founding Nomura Healthcare Co., ltd where he spearheaded the concept of securitization of healthcare real estate assets within Japan.
Carlos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is of Japanese descent and grew up in the U.S. His international work and life experience span the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. He holds a BA of Economics from University of California Los Angeles and attended Sophia University in Tokyo in the summer of 1981. He speaks fluent Japanese, Portuguese and working knowledge of Spanish.