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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



Tom Cha is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. He is currently an Investment Research Analyst covering telecom, media, and technology industries at Schroder Investment Management, a global asset manager with over $600 billion of assets under management and offices in over 25 countries.

Professor Cha loves working with intelligent, curious, and purpose-driven students to unlock their potential. Professor Cha’s priority is on understanding what objectives his students hope to accomplish and help achieve their goals by creating a useful course applicable in any TMT corporate situations involving valuation, financing, investing, and strategy. Professor Cha is always reading, learning, and thinking about strategy and business as well as financial models in TMT industries.

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 the telecom, media, and technology sectors. Professor Cha’s investment universe includes media, telecom, and technology companies, including, Apple, Alphabet, FOX, ViacomCBS, Comcast NBCUniversal, Discovery, Walt Disney, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Activision Blizzard. 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 & Technology Banking Group as an Assistant Vice President in 2001 and as an Associate in 2000. He participated in transactions involving leading telecommunications, media, and technology companies.

Professor Cha also held various positions with DKB’s Media & Communications Group in New York from 1997 to 1999. At DKB, Professor Cha authored a whitepaper 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 Telecom, Media and Technology (FINC GB 3126.10)
  • Financial Analysis in Telecom, Media and Technology (FINC UB 68)

Academic Background

Boston University

CFA Institute