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December 30, 2015

One woman blew away her hedge fund peers in 2015 using her own money (Business Insider)
When South Korean-born hedge fund manager Melissa Ko came to the US as a teenager, she couldn't speak English. She excelled in math, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and made a name for herself as an emerging-markets trader on Wall Street Read more

December 28, 2015

A Bold Few Traders Earn Billions Flouting Rivals (Wall Street Journal)
The investors that did the best in 2015 are those that defied conventional wisdom. Read more

November 20, 2013

From Hedge Fund to Family Office (Forbes)
Some hedge fund managers have transformed their hedge funds into family offices. This year Melissa Ko’s Covepoint Capital Advisors has made the transition Read more

October 23, 2015

Hedge funds’ move to become family offices is not entirely popular (FT.com)
Covepoint Capital, a New York-based hedge fund set up by former Bear Stearns employee Melissa Ko in 2008, is just one example of a large hedge fund that succumbed to this desire for greater freedom Read more

August 4, 2013

Hedge funds copy Soros's regulatory sidestep (FT.com)
New York and London-based hedge fund managers are returning external money to investors and restructuring as family offices in a bid to avoid regulatory scrutiny. Read more

October 17, 2010

Covepoint’s Ko Reaps 22% as Emerging Currencies Converge to G-10 (Bloomberg)
Melissa Ko says the blurring line between emerging markets and developed countries offers opportunities for foreign-exchange investors. Read more

July 17, 2008

Melissa Ko`s spinoff Covepoint to launch with four of the six portfolio managers from former BSAM team (Opalesque)
Opalesque has learned that Melissa Ko, the former Bear Stearns Portfolio Manager who announced the spinoff launch of her $925m fund Covepoint Capital Advisors Read more

July 16, 2008

Former Bear Trader Launches Hedge Fund (Institutional Investor)
Melissa Ko, formerly of Bear Stearns, has formed Covepoint Capital, a new hedge fund with nearly $1 billion in assets, according to a letter the firm sent to investors. Read more

July 15, 2008

Melissa Ko goes it alone, takes fund with her (Pensions & Investments)
Melissa Ko, former senior managing director, trader and portfolio manager at Bear Stearns Asset Management, left JPMorgan Asset Management to create her own firm and took the hedge fund she managed with her Read more

July 14, 2008

Melissa Ko, former Bear trader, launches hedge fund (Reuters)
Melissa Ko, a former star trader at Bear Stearns, has formed a new hedge fund called Covepoint Capital with nearly $1 billion in assets, according to a letter the firm sent to investors on Monday. Read more