Joyce S. Meng

Partner & Managing Director at Vernier Capital Partners LP

Joyce S. Meng

Joyce S. Meng

Partner & Managing Director at Vernier Capital Partners LP

Overview
Career Highlights

Givology

RelSci Relationships

291

Number of Awards

3

Interests

Walking, Travel

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Co-Founder at Givology

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Limited Partner/Portfolio Manager at Vernier Capital Partners LP

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Limited Partner, Director of Research at Vernier Capital Partners LP

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Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer at Vernier Capital Partners LP

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Head of Marketing & Investor Relations at Vernier Capital Partners LP

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Analyst at Vernier Capital Partners LP

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Chief Financial Officer at Kensai Asset Management LP

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Former Associate at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Professional at MSD Capital LP

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Former Director at MSD Capital LP

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Joyce S. Meng
Partner & Managing Director at Vernier Capital Partners LP
Education
MSc in Financial Economics

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Career History
Co-Founder
2008 - Current

Givology believes education is the single most important and sustainable resource for individual empowerment, advancement, and poverty alleviation. As an Internet peer-to-peer community, the site connects individual donors to students and communities in need of education support. They partner only with non-profit organizations and universities providing education grants and infrastructure projects (e.g. construction of schools, building of libraries, etc.) to impoverished students and villages in China. By leveraging the Internet to support education grants and projects, Givology creates a global community of people connected through their belief in the power of education. Although our vision is to expand globally in the long-term, rural China constitutes our initial market.

Partner & Managing Director
Current

Vernier Capital Partners seeks to achieve risk-adjusted absolute returns over market cycles through long and short investments in global equity markets, with an emphasis on consumer facing securities. The firm seeks to achieve this objective through a fundamental research approach. Investments may include: non-US securities, non-US currencies and securities issued by US entities with substantial non-US operations (including emerging markets securities); fixed income securities; and derivatives, swaps, certain options and other custom derivative or synthetic instruments. Vernier Capital Partners' investment program includes short selling, hedging transactions, and the use of leverage. Portfolios may not be diversified among a wide range of types of securities, countries or industry sectors.

Analyst
2012 - 2013

MSD Capital is an investment firm primarily focused on the following investment activities: investing in publicly traded securities, engaging in traditional private equity activities, investing in real estate and selectively forming partnerships with established third-party managers in the private and public markets.The MSD Public Equities group's primary investment mission is to utilize their family capital base and resources in making long-term equity investments in a limited number of outstanding companies. The group employs a disciplined, research-intensive analytic process in their search for businesses that possess sustainable long-term competitive advantages and are managed by honest, astute and shareholder-driven people. In addition to investing in equities, MSD maintains a substantial convertible bond portfolio.Private equity is an integral part of the long-term investment strategy of MSD. They seek to deploy capital in outstanding businesses with excellent management teams at attractive valuations. As distinct from private equity funds, they provide long-term, permanent capital and are able to invest without the pressures of fund raising.MSD invests in established public and private companies through privately negotiated transactions, including buyouts of private companies and divisions of public or private companies and acquisitions of public companies through going private transactions. They also make purchases of blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons, families or funds seeking liquidity on existing investments. Transaction examples include leveraged and management buyouts, going private transactions, mezzanine debt and other structured investments, Private Investments in Public Entities (PIPEs) and growth equity financings, platform acquisitions and roll-ups and partnerships with other financial sponsors.While they maintain a generalist approach with regard to industries and transaction structures, they generally seek to invest in non-technology companies as a means to diversify their portfolio.MSD seeks investments with the following characteristics: solid business fundamentals including recurring revenue, high margin businesses with organic growth potential and favorable long-term prospects. They also seek investments in companies with stable, predictable operating earnings and free cash flow as evidenced by consistent operating history, a strong and sustainable market position based on high barriers to entry, attractive valuations and favorable transaction structures. Other considerations are sensible valuation multiples with attractive free cash flow yields, conservative leverage ratios with emphasis on safety of principal and strong management teams.MSD also engages in special opportunities investing. The group focuses on a variety of event-driven investment strategies including distressed debt investing, equity restructurings, direct investments and merger arbitrage.The firm's Partnership Investments group invests in a select number of investment partnerships across a variety of investment disciplines and asset classes, including hedge funds employing specific public equity and fixed-income strategies, private equity funds and real estate. They seek to generate superior risk-adjusted and tax-efficient returns by concentrating their investments with outstanding managers who collaborate with the firm to build economically aligned, long-term strategic relationships.

Awards & Honors
2014
Forbes Magazine - 30 Under 30, Education
2013
Forbes Magazine - 30 Under 30, Education
Rhodes Scholarship
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