Biography
Thomas F. Cahill, Jr. is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management's (MSIM) Private Opportunistic Investing team. Tom joined Morgan Stanley in 1990 and has 26 of industry experience. Prior to joining MSIM in January 2017, he was the Global Head of the Asset Finance Group, which consists of all credit based structured finance products within the Global Capital Markets (GCM) platform. Previously, Tom was the head of the Debt Products Group of GCM, and had responsibility for Aircraft Finance, Equipment Finance, Liability Management, Structured Corporates and Private Placements. 

During his career, Tom has focused on the area of Equipment Finance and is a recognized leader in the development, structuring, and execution of secured debt transactions involving aircraft, locomotives, rolling stock, ships, power generation facilities, cell towers and real estate. Tom was a founding member of Morgan Stanley’s Aircraft Finance effort and the inventor of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (EETCs). Tom was also the creator of PhaRMASM, a product designed to monetize drug royalty streams, as well as the designer of the current industry standard platform of cell tower securitizations. He was a member of the Global Capital Markets Management Committee and the Investment Banking Division Management Committee. 

Tom graduated with highest honors from Lehigh University in 1985 with a B.S. in Engineering Physics, with high honors with a B.A. in Mathematics in 1986 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. In 1990 Tom received an M.B.A. from the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
 
 

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