Sylvia Tong is a Managing Director and research analyst for the TIAA organization. Ms. Tong is a member of the investment grade team and is responsible for covering global banks. Prior to her current role, she covered international companies in the consumer, pharmaceutical, retail and industrial sectors. Ms Tong also invested in private placements and lease finance transactions. Ms. Tong joined TIAA in 2001.
Ms. Tong has 22 years of industry experience including an analyst role in investment grade research at Citigroup Securities, where she covered transportation, aerospace and defense, paper and packaging, and other industrial sectors. She also worked in the asset-based lending group focused on distressed and leveraged financings. Prior to joining Citigroup, she was an auditor at Deloitte & Touche.
Ms. Tong holds a B.A. in English and political economy from Williams College. She also attended Exeter College at Oxford University for one year. Ms. Tong also holds an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business with concentrations in Finance and International Business and an M.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.