Christian Bekmessian is a Tax Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Services Group with over 35 years of tax and business advisory experience. Chris is a frequent speaker on various hedge fund panels with an emphasis on starting and growing funds. Chris is a leader in the Financial Services Group and head of EisnerAmper Fund Services LLC, which provides administration services to funds.
Chris provides tax planning and compliance services to hedge funds, funds of funds, mutual funds, broker/dealers, investment advisors and other financial services companies. His areas of expertise include securities and commodities transactions, mutual fund tax compliance, private placements, structuring mergers and acquisitions, and planning for high net worth individuals.
What words of wisdom or famous quote most inspires/motivates/guides you professionally?
Failure is not an option.
Where did you grow up?
Howard Beach, NY
Describe your college experience in one sentence.
It was a business proposition, as there is no campus.
How do you enjoy spending your time outside the office?
With my family, which now includes a 7-month-old grandaughter
What are you most passionate about with your work?
Having my clients feel like I am a part of their team helping them succeed.
If you had to choose another occupation, what would it be?
What is the most played song on your iPod?
Any song by the Beatles, and the Last Waltz (which is still the greatest live show ever made)