Title: Associate Director, Public Finance
Firm: Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Alice Cheng entered Kroll Bond Rating Agency four years ago as a senior analyst for public finance. In February 2016 she assumed the role of associate director of public finance where she has provided credit analysis for high-profile issuers such as the City of Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the San Diego School District and the Sales Tax Securitization Corporation.
A public finance career was not initially a focus for Alice, who majored in Biology at City University of New York-Hunter College and worked in pharmaceutical research for two years. She was then drawn to the field while pursuing her Master’s degree in health and financial management at New York University. She worked at Ambac while at NYU and parlayed the opportunity into a full-time job as a municipal credit analyst.
“Ms. Cheng consistently demonstrates a strong ability to foster effective working relationships across all levels at KBRA and with outside stakeholders,” said Andrew Clarke, managing director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency.
In her young career, Alice has sought to help others interested in seeking similar public finance career paths. She is a board member of the Northeast Women in Public Finance’s mentor committee, the Asian Americans in Public Finance and an NYU Alumni Ambassador.
This past winter, Alice traveled to Iceland and took part in glacier hikes.