About Melissa Ko

Melissa Ko is a finance professional and founder of Covepoint Capital Advisors, LLC, a a privately held hedge fund,which is based in New York City, New York. She has lived in New York City for over 25 years, and continues to be incredibly grateful to be able to live in the city, which she describes as wonderful and eclectic.

Melissa Ko was born and grew up in South Korea, before coming to the United States as a teenager. It would not take long for Melissa to fall in love with the States, and went on to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received a bachelor’s degree from MIT in chemical engineering. While studying, Melissa became well acquainted with Cambridge and Boston during the four years she lived in the area, and was hesitant to leave upon graduation. It did not take long for her to find a new city to fall in love with though. She would go on to study at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where she received her Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Melissa Ko wanted to make a move to New York City to see what it has to offer in terms of career prospects, culture, and experiences. She moved to the city, and immediately became immersed in the Finance and Investment banking world within New York City. She built countless opportunities for herself, before starting at Deutsche Bank, before moving to Blue Border Partners. She would work there for awhile, before eventually moving on to Bear Stearns. Her biggest move came when she created her own fund, Covepoint Capital Advisors. She remains with them today, working as a managing partner. All of her incredible experiences over the years have made Melissa appreciate everything that New York City has to offer.

The Arts Scene In The Melting Pot Of The World

Melissa Ko has always had a profound appreciation and respect for classical music and the opera. Additionally, she has always believed in giving back to the arts. She serves as a Young Associate Director on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Opera, which is also known as The Met. The Met is housed in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and is the largest in North America. It puts on about 27 different performances between the fall and spring. Performances at the Opera House include musical time periods ranging from early Baroque to “modern” minimalism pieces from the 20th century. Melissa loves everything that the Met has to offer, and knows that a city like New York could house an opera of this magnitude.

Food In New York City

As most people who have been to New York City know, it is a melting pot of cultures, making it a great place to find all sorts of different cuisines. From late night food to elegant dining, Melissa and her family have found restaurants that they will always call one of their lifelong favorites. One of her favorite things to do in New York City is to try all of the different flavors and cuisines that the big apple has to offer.

Join Melissa Ko as she shares all of her favorite parts of the city.