Peter Milhaupt - Chairman - Darien, CT
As Chairman of Carolina Financial Securities, Peter’s primary focus is developing and expanding the firm’s primary distribution capabilities for originating investment capital for the Firm’s clients. He also assists Bruce Roberts, as a partner, in overseeing the management of the firm as well as in overall development of new business. He is also an investor in and advisor to two companies owned and operated by affiliates of Carolina Financial Securities.
Prior to his affiliation with Carolina Financial Securities, Peter spent 34 years working in the investment banking industry, both in the US and abroad (primarily London, Europe and non-Japan Asia). He started his career at JP Morgan and subsequently joined Dillon, Read & Co. His other affiliation was Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns.
His most recent tenure was 20 years at The First Boston Corporation and its successor organizations (primarily CSFB). He acted in various senior client and management roles within Fixed Income, Capital Markets and Investment Banking. As such he has spent most of his career developing relationships with and advising Fortune 500 or equivalent corporations in the US and abroad in the areas of capital raising in the global markets, merger and acquisitions and structured finance transactions. In Capital Markets, his last area of responsibility, he was Co-Head of Global Debt Capital Markets overseeing all investment grade debt new issue, syndicate, corporate derivatives and liability management businesses for CSFB worldwide. As such he co-managed a 300 person department with offices in 5 countries which originated, underwrote and distributed in excess of $250 billion in new issue debt annually. In this position Peter was a member of the firm’s Investment Banking Committee, Leveraged Loan Capital Committee, Fixed Income Management and Operating Committee, and Firm wide Managing Director Selection Committee.
Since his retirement from CSFB in January 2005, and until the end of 2011, Peter was a Partner and Head of Sales and Business Development for Samoset Capital Group LLC, a CT – based, registered investment advisory firm specializing in providing wealth management services and managing funds for high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals and their families directly and indirectly through other fund management institutions.
Peter has also engaged in consulting services, primarily fund raising, for a NY based hedge fund ($3 billion under management); invested in and acted as a manager of a real estate development company, MWG LLC; and participated as a limited partner investor in and a member of the Business Roundtable of Sage Capital (St. Louis, MO), a private equity firm.
Peter graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Economics. He has served on a number of charitable, public and private organizational boards, including the Red Cross- New Canaan Chapter and the Phillips Exeter capital campaign.
He is married and has three daughters. His wife and he live in Connecticut.