Expert Witness

Jacob H Schmidt
Global Financial Markets Consultant

Expert Witness Services, Litigation and Forensic Consulting 


·      Jacob H Schmidt is a global financial markets consultant with extensive experience in banking, trading, derivatives and due diligence.
·      He has worked in financial markets since 1990 in different roles and geographies.
·      Firstly he gained substantial experience and expertise at prestigious banks in Austria and UK before he set up SFP-International, a global training and consulting business for banks and Schmidt Research Partners Limited, a FSA regulated hedge fund rating and due diligence firm.  
·      Since 2000 he has specialised in hedge funds and built a reputation as an international expert in alternative investments.
·      He is available for expert witness, litigation, forensic consulting and advisory cases.


Jacob has worked with banks, asset management firms, hedge funds and institutional investors on

·      Due Diligence
·      Asset Selection and Portfolio Construction
·      Product Development
·      New Business Activities
·      Quantitative Projects
·      Risk Management
·      Training and Professional Development

This includes strategic reviews, reorganisations and transactional activities.

References and client list available upon request.

Areas of Expertise

Due to his banking, consulting and academic background, Jacob has substantial experience in the following areas:

·      Hedge Funds & Prime Brokerage
·      Due Diligence
·      Derivatives and Structured Finance
·      Risk Management
·      Sovereign Restructuring
·      Asset Allocation - Investments
·      Trading - Chart Analysis
·      Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics 

CV of Jacob H Schmidt

·       Director of SFP-International Ltd., an international training and consulting firm with clients in Asia, Europe and the USA (1998-now)
·       Founding partner and a director of Schmidt Research Partners Limited, an FSA regulated investment advisory firm.
·       International financial markets expert and global hedge fund consultant
·       Co-founder and former director of hedge fund rating and research firm Allenbridge Hedgeinfo (2000-2005)
·       Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (1996-1998, VP, Head of EM Derivatives, Austria, Germany & Switzerland)
·       Citibank London (1994-1996, AVP, EM Trading & Sales)
·       Creditanstalt-Bankverein in Vienna (1990-1994, Portfolio Manager, Special Assets Management)
·       Law at the University of Graz (1982-1984), Economics at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna (1984-1990), Mag.rer.soc.oec. (1990)
·       Phd (finance) candidate (2011), University of Graz, Austria (2008-2011)
·       Adjunct Professor of Webster University's international faculty (School of Business and Technology) since 1999 (Vienna 1999, London 2002) teaching and researching corporate finance, investments, derivatives and international finance
·       Multi-lingual 

Media Profile 

Jacob H Schmidt has extensive media experience and contacts. Since 2001 he has been a regular guest on financial news programs (BBC, Bloomberg US, UK, Germany and CH, CNBC Asia, CNBC Europe) and speaker on international financial markets conferences.

Selected Interviews

Jacob Schmidt Interview on Goldman: April 20, 2010 (Bloomberg) -- Jacob Schmidt, chief executive officer of hedge-fund advisory firm Schmidt Research Partners Ltd., talks with Bloomberg's Andrea Catherwood about client sentiment on Goldman Sachs Group Inc. after the New York-based bank was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Video: Schmidt Says Bankers' Bonuses Must Be Regulated Globally, Dec. 10, 2010 (Bloomberg) -- Jacob Schmidt, chief executive officer of Schmidt Research Partners, discusses bank bonuses. He talks with Andrea Catherwood on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."

Video: Jacob Schmidt of Schmidt Research Partners on the decline of Bear Stearns, Dec 21, 2007(CNN)

Video: Stress Tests Help Plan for the Future: June 30, 2010 (CNBC):  It is not just the results of the stress  tests that are important, but what assumptions were used in the models, Charles Campbell from Miller Tabak told CNBC Wednesday. He said the stress tests help plan for the future now that the damage is done. Jacob Schmidt CEO Schmidt Research Partners joined the discussion and said he was concerned about Eastern Europe banks in addition to the Spanish banks.

Contact Details

Jacob H Schmidt
36 Seymour Street, London W1H 7JF, UK