Melissa Ko is the Managing Member of Coverpoint Capital Advisors, LLC, an investment management firm located in New York City. She also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of its flagship, the Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund. Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge in emerging markets trader and investor, dating back to the 1990s. Melissa Ko earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before going on to earn her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
During her career, Melissa Ko has had the opportunity to work in a couple of great roles. She began her career in a trading position with Abn-Amro, before moving on to trading at Citibank. She would eventually move on to work as a Director with Deutsche Bank, and was in charge of Emerging Markets Currencies Proprietary Trading.
Because of her strong background, Melissa Ko went on to become a Partner at Blue Border Partners, an Emerging Markets Hedge Fund for two years, which provided her with a wealth of knowledge of Hedge Funds. Before she began working at Covepoint Capital Advisors, LLC, Melissa was the Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co.. She would stay in this role until 2008.
After gaining a strong background of professional experience, Melissa Ko launched Covepoint Capital Advisors, LLC, which managed more than $2.4 billion. She made the decision to transition the company from a Hedge Fund to a family office, and remains one today. Her passion for the profession has helped Melissa to bring success to her office, and works diligently to continue growing.
In addition to her work with Covepoint Capital Advisors, LLC, Melissa Ko is active in her community, giving where she can and working on various boards. To honor her undergraduate university, Melissa serves as a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee. Additionally, she is a board member for the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Since moving to New York City, Melissa Ko has only continued to fall more in love with everything that is has to offer. From the incredible architecture to its wide variety of food options, she believes that the city has a flare that is hard to find in other major cities. She has a passion for new food, and is consistently impressed with the cuisine that is throughout New York City.
In her spare time, Melissa Ko enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug Hahn, who publishes a New York lifestyle magazine, and their two children. They enjoy traveling as a family and supporting one another as they move through life together.