Partner, Head of Portfolio Management and Trading
Alex Cha joined 500CM in 2010 as a Partner and Head of Portfolio Management and Trading. He serves as a member of the Investment and Executive Committees. Alex is responsible for asset allocation, sector allocation, asset selection, trading and risk management. He joined 400CM from Banc of America Securities (“BAS”) where he was the Head of ABS Credit Trading responsible for a team of traders and quantitative analysts committing capital in private label RMBS, credit derivatives, whole loans and residuals. During his fourteen-year tenure at BAS, Alex also spent time in London developing the firm’s expertise in dollar and non-dollar denominated ABS as Head of European ABS trading and syndicate. Prior to London, Alex‘s previous trading responsibilities included Head of Structured Finance, CDO trading and syndicate, Agency CMO trading and ABS trading. Before joining the financial industry, Alex worked at Lockheed Martin where his primary responsibility was Naval Weapons Systems design for the U.S. Navy. Alex holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. Alex holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Executive Committee
- Investment Committee
- ESG Committee