Mei Niu


Mei joined Ancala in 2014, and is responsible for Ancala’s investor reporting, compliance, risk management, structuring and maintenance of investment entities, valuations and portfolio performance tracking.

Prior to joining Ancala, Mei spent two years at First Avenue, a capital placement firm with a focus on infrastructure and private debt strategies. Mei’s responsibilities at First Avenue included engagement with institutional investors and consultants, manager due diligence and preparing fund managers for institutional fundraising.

Mei started working with private market fund managers in 2003 when undertaking her PhD on the performance of private equity-backed businesses. Thereafter, Mei joined the BVCA (the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) to work with fund managers and institutional investors on developing guidelines and best practices for investment performance measurement, valuations and reporting. In 2010, Mei was seconded from the BVCA to Capital Dynamics, a private equity Fund of Funds, working within its European Investment Team on manager due diligence and monitoring as well as portfolio services.

Mei has a PhD in Corporate Finance and an MSc in Finance and Management from the University of Exeter. Mei also holds a Certificate in Securities from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.