Julia Tcherkassova is a Managing Director and the Chief
Financial Officer of Prima Capital Advisors LLC. Before
joining Prima in 2012, Ms. Tcherkassova was a Director at Barclays and lead
strategist in the firm’s CMBS business.
At Barclays Ms. Tcherkassova was a prolific publisher, including
her daily “Instant Insights” and monthly “Credit Handbook.” Institutional
Investor ranked her as one of the sector’s top three analysts. Before Barclays, Ms. Tcherkassova was a
member of the real estate research team at Merrill Lynch (Bank of America) for
eight years. In addition to her more
traditional research functions at Merrill, Ms. Tcherkassova developed stochastic multi-variable models to handle complex
client inquiries regarding CMBS bonds.
Ms. Tcherkassova has served as a co-editor
of the quarterly produced by CREFC (Commercial Real Estate Finance Council). She has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business
School and degrees from the Moscow Finance Academy (mathematics) and the Moscow
State Conservatoire (piano and musical theory).