Meredith Jones

Meredith Jones is an internationally-recognized researcher, writer, speaker and expert in the alternative investment industry with 19 years of experience.

Meredith is an alternative investment consultant and author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too), which won an Axiom Award Gold Medal in 2016. She began her alternative investment career at Van Hedge Fund Advisors International (VAN), where she was Director of Research. At VAN, Meredith was responsible for manager selection, due diligence, index construction and aggregate industry research for the $500 million fund of funds.

Meredith was then recruited by hedge fund analytics provider PerTrac Financial Solutions. There she focused on industry trends with an eye to providing actionable insights and information. Her research on emerging managers, initiated in 2006, and women and minority-owned funds created new investment categories. It has changed the way investors and money managers behave - both in the way investors allocate and how money managers market to and seek investors.

Meredith then went on to be Director at Barclays Capital Strategic Consulting Group. There she consulted for clients and authored white papers, including her first white paper on women and minority-owned investing.

She has gone on to speak and present research internationally - including conferences in Tokyo, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Sydney, Geneva and more.

Until the acquisition of Rothstein Kass by KPMG, Meredith served as Director of the Rothstein Kass Institute, an Alternative Investment Think Tank at the professional services firm Rothstein Kass (RKCO). There she created the first Women in Alternative Investments Hedge Fund Index to measure performance of female hedge fund and private equity managers.

Meredith is a foodie and wine lover and maintains a love of charcoal and open flames when it comes to her own cooking. She is a figure skater and skates weekly, relying on an inexplicable addiction to decaffeinated coffee for her early morning ice times.


Meredith is a leading expert on both diversity investing and emerging managers, and her research on those topics have spurred conversations and changed investing behavior in the industry.

In addition, Meredith is an extremely engaging and intelligent public speaker. She delivers solid insight mixed with humor that is always well-received.
— Brian Portnoy, CFA Managing Director for Alternatives at Chicago Equity Partners
Meredith’s research, writing, and public speaking skills are exceptional. I have seen Meredith present her research and insights at a number of industry events and am consistently impressed by the knowledge, content, candor and wit she brings to bear.
— John McColskey, President of Meritage Investments

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