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

René CanezinRené J. Canezin

Managing Director, Head of Public Markets
and Natural Resources

René Canezin joined HMC in April 2011 and currently serves as Managing Director, Head of Public Markets and Natural Resources. Prior to this role, he held the title of Managing Director, Fixed Income, Credit, and Commodities, responsible for overseeing and managing investment activities within fixed income credit markets for HMC's Public Markets platform.

Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Canezin was head of US credit and global high yield trading for Barclays Capital based in New York City. Previously, he worked for Lehman Brothers as head of US high yield trading, responsible for leveraged loans, high yield credit trading of bonds and derivatives, and portfolio/index trading. During his eighteen years at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Canezin held various responsibilities including regional treasurer for Asia based in Tokyo, CDO origination, and head of structured products within Structured Credit Trading.

Mr. Canezin received a BS in finance from Boston College. He serves on the board of the American Red Cross – Massachusetts Region and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Massachusetts.

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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