MEng Concentration: Financial Engineering
Area(s) of Interest: Trading, Quantitative Analyst
Expected Graduation Date: December 2011
Franklin Cho received a BBA, magna cum laude, in Finance and Investments from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, where he was part of the honors college.
During his undergraduate studies, Franklin interned as an analyst at Holbrook Capital, LLC, a middle-market investment bank, where he reviewed corporate financial statements, and created offering memorandums and pitch books. Also, as a corporate finance intern at investment research firm Matrix USA, LLC, Franklin evaluated acquisition opportunities through valuation methodologies, such as DCF and company comparables analysis. Such experiences lent to Franklin’s insights into the world of investment banking.
Prior to entering Cornell University, Franklin was a valuation associate at State Street – International Fund Services, where he carried out daily valuations for fixed-income derivative products. However, with an uncontrollable knack for mathematics, Franklin decided to continue his education by pursuing a MEng in Financial Engineering at Cornell University. Upon completion of his Master of Engineering degree, Franklin hopes to work as a global macro trader.
When not fettered by academic and professional obligations, Franklin enjoys traveling, reading philosophy, playing the drums and creating websites. One day he hopes to fulfill his long time dream of attending Burning Man.