Melissa Ko is the Managing Member of Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC and serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Covepoint Emerging Markets Macro Fund. Previously, she served as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co., where she founded the Fund in 2005. Melissa Ko has an extensive history as an Emerging Markets trader and investor going back to the early 1990s. Before joining Bear Stearns in 2002, she was a Partner at Blue Border Partners, an Emerging Markets Hedge Fund, from 2000 to 2002. Prior to joining Blue Border, Melissa was a Director with Deutsche Bank in charge of Emerging Markets Currencies Proprietary Trading and was the Head of the Latin American Currency Desk at Bankers Trust. Prior to her tenure at Bankers Trust, Melissa held trading positions at Citibank and Abn-Amro. Melissa received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee and also serves on the boards at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Metropolitan Opera.
Ms. Yankova is an Associate Portfolio Manager at Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC. Before joining Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC, Ms. Yankova worked as an Associate Vice President at Barclays Capital FX Trading Group where she helped manage the Bank’s currency derivatives portfolio. Previously, Ms. Yankova worked as a trader in Barclays Capital Emerging Markets Group where she focused on Latin American currencies and interest rates. Ms. Yankova earned a B.S.E. with High Honors in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.
Mr. Williams is the Business Controller of Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC. Before joining Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC, he served as Assistant Controller at Duff Capital Advisors. He was formerly a vice president within Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division. Mr. Williams has over 20 years experience in the financial services community, including four years in public accounting at Ernst & Young, as well as Anchin Block & Anchin, specializing in accounting for Hedge Funds. Mr. Williams is a CPA in the State of New York and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Marist College.
Dale Cassidy is responsible for Technology Architecture and Application Design and Development at Covepoint Capital Advisors LLC. Prior to this, he worked with Mariner Investment Group as a senior member of the technology team involved in the areas of portfolio and risk management. Previously, he has held software development positions for engineering and consulting companies including Lockheed Martin and Lucent Technologies. He is an accomplished senior technical professional with over 17 years of experience and expertise in application architecture design, database architecture design, software development life cycle, system analysis, system integration, business analysis, project management and software development. Dale Cassidy holds a Bachelors and Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University.