Melissa Ko first created the Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund while she was in a senior position at Bear Stearns. After a few years she spun off the fund in order to relaunch it under Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC, in which she serves as Managing Member in addition to CIO of the fund.
A trader and investor in Emerging Markets for roughly twenty years, Melissa then chose to convert Covepoint Capital Advisors into a Family Office so that the business could take greater risks, use more leverage and seek out more long-term investment decisions amid an industry that has become increasingly focused on short-term results.
Melissa enjoys the arts and she is a board member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and of MIT Corporation Development Committee, to which she is particularly devoted because MIT is her alma mater and she credits it as a major influencer on her professional career.