A Front Row Seat to Change

Melissa Ma discusses her experiences as a co-founder and managing partner of Asia Alternatives, the longest-lived women-founded private equity firm, and reflects on the progress that the private equity industry has made in becoming more diverse and inclusive over the last 15 years.

In a time of geopolitical uncertainty, capital allocators are assessing the trajectory of the relationship between the world’s two largest economies –the US and China. Melissa offers her take on how the relationship between the two superpowers might impact capital markets in the future. She also discusses the true potential of “democratizing” private equity, in the context of a broader push to open up private markets to retail investors.

Lastly, Melissa reflects on her relationship with two of her lifelong mentors and shares poignant thoughts on the best advice she’s received.