Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 31, 2011

Strong Domestic Media Ad Budgets & Secular International Growth – Vasily Karasyov – Susquehanna Financial Group Lllp

Vasily Karasyov is a Senior Analyst covering the media and entertainment sectors at Susquehanna Financial Group LLLP. Most recently, he was a Senior Member of J.P. Morgan's top-ranked Internet and media team, and held the lead position covering the media sector. In 2010, Mr. Karasyov was voted the Best Up and Comer by Institutional Investor in the entertainment category. Before J.P. Morgan, he spent six years in the entertainment industry, most recently with Sony Pictures Entertainment as an Executive Director in its corporate development office, focusing on M&A, financing transactions and strategic planning in motion pictures, television, home entertainment and new media. Mr. Karasyov graduated from the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia and earned his MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Profile
TWST: To get started, please give us a brief overview of your coverage universe.

Mr. Karasyov: I cover media and entertainment stocks at Susquehanna Financial Group. I started here in late April.