Liang Meng '97

Co-founder, Ascendent Capital Partners

When Liang Meng ’97 launched Ascendent Capital Partners in 2011 with fellow Yale SOM graduate classmate Kevin Zhang ’94, he was already intimately familiar with China’s rapidly changing private equity environment. Meng previously led D.E. Shaw’s Hong Kong office and founded the hedge fund’s Greater China Private Equity Unit. Ascendent Capital invests in fast-growing segments of the Chinese economy, including industries related to food and beverage, healthcare, and high-speed rail.

Meng spoke to Yale Insights in 2013 about the demographic trends that are driving investment opportunities in China.

Liang Meng
Co-founder, Ascendent Capital Partners