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.

Ko ran Bear’s Emerging Markets Macro Fund, which generated returns of more than 25 percent from 2005 to 2007 through currency, sovereign debt, equity and other investing strategies. New York-based Covepoint has assets of about $925 million, mainly from previous investors in the Bear fund.

Covepoint is the latest hedge fund to become independent from the former Bear Stearns Asset Management (BSAM) division, a collection of funds which held about $27 billion in assets when JPMorgan Chase & Co bought the crippled investment bank on May 30.

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