Investment Manager

Private equity investing is long-term in nature, with committed capital invested over a period of several years. With this in mind, among the most important indicators of an investment manager's success are its long-term track record, experience in the industry, organisational stability, the presence of a consistent strategy, and a proven investment process.

The Investment Manager

Independent, Established, Consistent

  • HarbourVest is independently owned by its senior investment professionals, the benefits of which are clear.
  • Aligned with the success of its business and its investors, HarbourVest's partners have significant incentive to focus on long-term investment performance and continued value creation.
  • The HarbourVest team has a 30-year track record, investing successfully in private markets over numerous market cycles.
  • HarbourVest has a demonstrated ability to identify and gain access to the top-tier private equity managers.

About HarbourVest

HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 30 years of experience and more than $40 billion in assets under management. The Firm's powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 400 employees, including more than 100 investment professionals across Asia, Europe and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $31 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $15 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $6 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customised solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results. 

The Team

Experienced, Focused, Stable

  • The senior team of 30 managing directors averages 16+ years with HarbourVest, providing valuable consistency to HarbourVest's management, investment performance, and strategy.
  • There are 100+ investment professionals backed by more than 150 operations and administrative staff dedicated to finance, tax, reporting, monitoring, and client service activities.
  • The team has successfully invested across market cycles since the late 1970s, developed extensive experience in all areas of global private markets, and learned to capitalise on opportunities in the market.

Control Environment

  • In December 2016, HarbourVest issued its latest Type II SOC 1 Report – Private Equity Fund Administration Report on Controls Placed in Operation and Tests of Operating Effectiveness for the period from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016, which was conducted by an independent auditor and documents controls across the firm's operations, including investment policy, reporting to clients, capital calls, distributions, cash management, and financial records.

The Investment Process

Consistent and comprehensive evaluation of assets allows access to top-performing funds

  • Within a focused due diligence process, the Investment Manager searches for exceptional investments, evaluates them carefully, and selects those opportunities that it believes offer the strongest potential for superior returns.
  • HarbourVest operates within a strictly-controlled environment with multiple checks and balances in place.

Past performance is no assurance that such results will be achieved in the future.