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Thomas Cha

Thomas Cha

Joined Stern 2015

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, EMT
New York, NY 10012

E-mail tcha@stern.nyu.edu

Biography

Tom Cha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance at NYU Stern and is currently an Investment Research Analyst at Schroder Investment Management, which is a global asset manager with $450 billion of assets under management and offices in 27 countries.

Professor Cha joined Schroder Investment Management in 2003, and was promoted to First Vice President in March 2006. Professor Cha is responsible for generating investment ideas in telecom, media and technology sectors. Professor Cha’s investment universe includes media, telecom and technology companies, including Time Warner, 21st Century FOX, Viacom, CBS, Comcast, Discovery, Verizon, AT&T, Activision Blizzard, Amazon.com, eBay, Apple and Google. Professor Cha conducts extensive financial analysis, involving mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, sensitivity analysis, debt capacity analysis, corporate valuation and competitive industry analysis.

Prior to joining Schroders, Professor Cha held various positions with ABN AMRO Telecom & Media Banking Group as an Assistant Vice President in 2001 and as an Associate in 2000. He participated in transactions involving leading telecommunications and media companies, including Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Global Crossing, Lucent, WorldCom, Viacom, Cox, Charter and Sprint.

Professor Cha also held various positions with DKB’s Media & Communications Group in New York from 1997 to 1999. At DKB, Professor Cha participated in transactions involving cable, media and mobile communications companies, including Charter, Comcast, Cablevision, NewsCorp, Fox Sports, Dobson Cellular and Price Communications. Professor Cha researched and prepared a comprehensive white paper on film finance and the motion picture industry.

He received his BA in economics from Boston University and is a CFA charter holder.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Valuation
  • Capital Markets & Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Digital Media & Technology
  • Platform Economics

Courses Taught

  • Financial Analysis in Entertainment, Media and Technology (UB68)

Academic Background

B.A.
Boston University