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REPORTS TO:  Managing Director – Absolute Return  DATE:  August 2013

DEPARTMENT:  Alternative Assets                        STATUS:  Exempt

Harvard Management Company (“HMC”) manages Harvard University’s endowment and related financial assets with a focus on long-term results. The endowment is a critical factor in the life of the University, providing about one-third of the University’s annual operating budget, including funding for faculty, research and student scholarships. 

Located in Boston’s financial district, HMC provides world-class investment management and currently manages endowment related assets of approximately $32 billion.  As a leader and pioneer in our unique approach to endowment management with our hybrid model of investing, we manage money both through internal and external investment platforms. 


HMC offers an exceptional employee benefits program including 100% employer paid medical coverage, discounted and pre-taxed commuting costs, a pension plan, and retirement plan.


The Absolute Return group seeks a highly motivated junior professional to provide analytical, research, and investment process support to the team.  The Associate will be a key part of the investment team that manages Harvard’s external hedge fund portfolio.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement, strong modeling skills, success working in a team environment, and a strong desire to learn about institutional investing. This is expected to be a two-year position.


  • ·         Provide analytic support to the more senior members of the team in the areas of:

o   Monitoring existing portfolio investments

§  performance

§  risk/exposures

§  news flow

o   Tracking potential managers and market trends

o   Supporting new manager diligence

  • ·         Contribute to research projects on different countries, industries, markets and investment strategies.
  • ·         Support team preparation of reports for weekly AR meetings.
  • ·         Proactively track news on managers and markets.
  • ·         Operate as an integral member of the Alternative Assets Team.
  • ·         Develop investment skills and positively contribute to the investment success and excess return of the Endowment.



  • Demonstrated academic ability, BS or BA required
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Interpersonal skills to successfully interact with other groups within and outside HMC
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Unquestionable ethical standards

Interested candidates should apply directly at



David Sung


Craig Mccurley

Investor | Endowment

United States of America

Rene Canezin


United States of America

Elaine Chan

Investor | Endowment

United States of America

Lee Morgan


United States of America

Victor Filatov


United States of America