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

Jake XiaJake Xia
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer

Jake Xia joined HMC as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer in June 2013. In this role, Mr. Xia manages investment risk exposure in the overall endowment, including both the internal and external portfolios, and also focuses on asset allocation and portfolio construction.

Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Xia spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley, serving most recently as Head of Global Structured Rates Trading in New York and managing trading groups across the globe, including New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney. Prior to this role, Mr. Xia was Head of Global Fixed Income Trading Risk within the sales and trading function in New York where he worked closely with the Global Head of Fixed Income and was responsible for managing trading exposures in all fixed income products, including interest rates, foreign exchange, emerging markets, credit, and real estate securities. Previously, Mr. Xia served as Morgan Stanley’s co-Head of Fixed Income in Japan where he was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s ten-person Global Fixed Income Operating Committee, Asia Executive Committee, and Tokyo Management Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Xia served as Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Salomon Brothers in New York and was a research scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research.

Mr. Xia holds a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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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