Ms. Joe Bryant, JD, MBL
Ms. Bryant is responsible for overseeing the UCLA Foundation’s $3.6 Billion of endowed assets across global public and private markets, including (i) leading and directing a venture capital and growth equity portfolio comprised of direct investments, manager allocations and co-investments; (ii) managing public and private investments across Asia; and (iii) monitoring the global long-only and developed markets hedge fund portfolio. Ms. Bryant has been a member of the investment team at UCLA for nearly five years, and has led the endowment’s investments in sectors including 5G, artificial intelligence, entertainment, micro-mobility, industrial transportation, biotechnology, digital health, consumer wellness and beauty, food, fintech, enterprise SAAS and cybersecurity and across geographies spanning the globe. Ms. Bryant also leads the endowment’s ESG investment initiatives.
Ms. Bryant has 14 years of experience in the international asset management industry, across private equity, venture capital, public equities and emerging markets. Prior to UCLA, Ms. Bryant was Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at an Asia-focused public equities fund-of-funds with investments in China, India and S.E. Asia. Prior to that, Ms. Bryant spent a decade in private practice with global firms in New York, Asia, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles advising on cross-border corporate transactions and structuring investment platforms for GPs across the spectrum of alternative investments, university endowments, multinationals, sovereign wealth funds and family offices, including 5+ years as fund formation and transactional counsel to Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) and acting as international counsel to groups including Global Environment Fund, L&T Infrastructure (NSE: LTIN4), Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI) and DUMAC. She has extensive experience doing deals and investing across industries in North America, India, Africa and other international jurisdictions.
Ms. Bryant was a UC Regent and Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and earned her doctorate degree in law from Columbia University Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Solomon Sklar Scholar and received the Columbia Law School Public Service Fellowship. Ms. Bryant was also a Visiting Scholar at UCLA School of Law and in UCLA’s Department of Chemistry, and further obtained a Master’s degree in Business Law from the National Law School of India University. Ms. Bryant is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia and serves on several boards and advisory committees, including participation by invitation on the Milken Institute’s Global Capital Markets Advisory Council and EMPEA’s Asia Council.