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

Kathryn MurtaghKathryn I. Murtagh
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer

Kate Murtagh joined HMC in 2006 as Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Murtagh is responsible for regulatory, tax, and legal compliance relating to the internal and external investment activities of HMC. Ms. Murtagh also oversees corporate governance issues for the HMC Board and its standing committees.

Prior to joining HMC, Ms. Murtagh was a partner in the Business Law department and a member of the Financial Services Group of Goodwin Procter LLP, a law firm based in Boston.

Ms. Murtagh earned a BS in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a JD from Cornell Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review. She served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Franklin S. Billings, Jr. of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Vermont. She is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New York.

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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