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Flexible Indeterminate Factor-Based Asset Allocation

The Journal of Portfolio Management | 2016

A team of HMC colleagues collaborated to examine various asset allocation approaches to create a comprehensive process termed flexible indeterminate factor-based asset allocation (FIFAA). This article reviews the asset allocation landscape, describes FIFAA, and discusses its practical applications.

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Amy Falls Elected to Harvard Management Company Board of Directors

HMC | October 2015

Amy Falls, chief investment officer and vice president for investments at The Rockefeller University, has been elected to HMC’s Board of Directors. Stephen Blyth stated: “We are delighted to welcome Amy to our team. She brings valuable insights and deep expertise in investment management. We have set ambitious investment objectives and I look forward to working with Amy and the HMC Board to deliver improved investment performance for Harvard University.”

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Harvard Endowment posts 5.8% Return

HMC | September 2015

Harvard’s endowment posted a 5.8% return and was valued at $37.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. “We have set ambitious investment objectives and undertaken significant initiatives designed to deliver improved investment performance for Harvard University,” Stephen Blyth, HMC’s president and chief executive officer, said. Paul Finnegan, chair of the HMC board of directors, said, “Stephen and his team are moving quickly to strengthen the organization and better position the portfolio. I am confident Stephen is making the right changes to set a course for enhanced performance in the years ahead.”

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Good for Harvard, Good for the World: Why HMC Embraced ESG with a Passion

Top1000Funds.com | October 2014

Jane Mendillo, president and CEO of HMC, told the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Harvard University that its embrace of ESG factors and the PRI was driven by the changing definition of what it means to be a fiduciary investor, and by a conviction that investing sustainably will improve its portfolio returns.

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Stephen Blyth to Lead Harvard Management Company

HMC | September 2014

Harvard University announced that Stephen Blyth will become the next president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company. Blyth currently serves as Managing Director and Head of Public Markets at HMC, which he joined in 2006. As an alumnus of Cambridge University and Harvard, Blyth has also served in recent years as a Professor of the Practice of Statistics in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He will assume the presidency of HMC as of January 1, 2015, succeeding Jane Mendillo.

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