Harvard Management Company

Management Team

Managing Opportunities and Risk

Deep expertise built on decades of experience

Managing Opportunities and Risk - Deep expertise built on decades of experience

Elise McDonaldElise McDonald
Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy

Elise McDonald joined HMC in May 2003 and currently serves as Managing Director of Portfolio Strategy. Prior to this role she was Managing Director of Absolute Return, a portfolio of external hedge fund investments, where she was the portfolio manager responsible for strategy and performance. Ms. McDonald began her tenure at HMC as a domestic equity portfolio manager, where she managed a long/short portfolio.

Prior to joining HMC, Ms. McDonald held various roles at Waveland Capital Management, Morgan Stanley and Heitman Financial.

Ms. McDonald received her BS from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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"Annual distributions from the Harvard endowment are vital in supporting the current work of the University. HMC’s dedicated team of investment professionals is committed to ensuring future returns will make possible a similar level of support for subsequent generations." Paul J. Finnegan
Treasurer of Harvard University
and Chair of the HMC Board