Experienced Financial Industry Executive
About Carlos Rohm
Before beginning his career in finance, Carlos Rohm studied economics and earned a BA from the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He soon after became an associate at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he gained experience structuring bank loans for major Latin American corporations in countries such as Brazil and Venezuela. Following this role, Carlos Rohm joined JP Morgan Partners as a principal in 1998. He primarily managed venture capital and private equity investments for Latin American interests. While working with JP Morgan, concurrently served as a board member for numerous portfolio firms, including Patagon.com and the HSM Group.
Rohm has since leveraged his extensive expertise in the field to become a partner at LCA Capital, a multifamily enterprise that helps Latin American investors engage in investment opportunities worldwide. In addition to his role with LCA, he serves as an board member for companies such as LCA Capital, Casas Atlas. Mr. Rohm is also a member of the operating Committee of Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico(NYSE: PAC), on eof the elading companies in the infrastructure sector.
Outside of his professional ventures, Carlos Rohm contributes to a nonprofit organization that supports children with cerebral palsy called AEDIN. He also participates in marathons and kitesurfing.
Basic Squash Swings and Techniques
With almost 20 years of experience in the banking and investment industries, Carlos Rohm has served as chief executive officer with HSM Group and as an associate with the Chase Manhattan Bank. Currently, he is a partner with LCA Capital, a global investment company. While not at work, Carlos Rohm enjoys playing squash.
Squash can be played with two individuals or two pairs of players, and can be easy to learn but difficult to master. The two most basic swings, the forehand and backhand swings, draw their power from the size of the backswing. The forehand swing, which is much like a sidearm throw, is the more powerful of the two and is often easier to control. The backhand swing, which is like a stiff-wristed frisbee throw, should be exaggerated by beginners to get the proper power out of the swing.
For both swings, the player’s grip is an essential element. When holding the racquet, the player should angle his or her wrist as if shaking someone’s hand. And while holding it, the player should use the middle of the grip. Faster and lighter shots require a higher grip, and slower but more powerful shots require a lower grip.
Beginner Tips for Squash
LCA Capital partner Carlos Rohm spends his time away from work engaging in athletic activities. A kite surfer and runner, Carlos Rohm also plays squash and is a U.S. squash ranking member.
An indoor sport consisting of both individual and doubles play, squash takes place on a court surrounded by four walls. A player’s or team’s goal is to be the first to reach a score of 11. A series of serves and swings are used to project the ball off the court and walls in an effort to deter one’s opponent from returning the ball before it hits the ground twice. A good return consists of striking the ball against the wall above the tin and below the out line, without it touching the floor.
For beginners, using the corners and side walls are essential, as it reduces the likelihood that an opponent can return the ball. Additionally, staying grounded and centered in the court helps control the game. In this positon, a player can force his or her opponent to hustle back and forth chasing the ball. Other tips to keep in mind as a squash beginner are to mix in drop shots when possible, keep one’s eyes on the ball at all times, and move to the ‘T’ in between shots to prepare for the next swing.
The New York City Marathon - Past and Present
An investment professional specializing in Latin America, Carlos Rohm leads LCA Capital as partner. In his spare time, Carlos Rohm maintains an active lifestyle. He enjoys running and regularly participates in distances races, such as the New York City Marathon.
From humble beginnings, the New York City Marathon was created in 1970 by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiappetta. The inaugural event took place in Central Park with 127 participants, who paid a $1 entry fee. Of the participants, only 55 finished. The winners earned wristwatches and recycled trophies. Six years later, the event grew exponentially, hosting nearly 2,100 entrants. Today, the New York City Marathon stands as one of the premier racing events of the year, drawing more than 50,000 runners, who run for competition, charity, and fun.
The next New York City Marathon is scheduled for November 1, 2015. Sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, the event opens up applications mid-January for one month. The fees remain the same from 2014. Depending on residency and New York Road Runners membership status, the entry fee ranges from $216 to $347. Entry fees cover goody bags, transportation services, water and fueling stations, awards, and other marathon essentials for successfully finishing the race.