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HMC Names Colin Butterfield Managing Director, Head of Natural Resources

HMC| August 2016

Colin Butterfield, managing director, head of natural resources, brings significant investment leadership experience in agriculture and timber investing, and will play a lead role in the strategy and performance of HMC’s global natural resources portfolio. Reporting to René Canezin, managing director, head of public markets, Butterfield will oversee and develop HMC’s natural resources investment team and continue to evolve HMC’s suite of manager relationships for its direct natural resources investments.

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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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