Harvard Taps New Private-Equity Chief

Oct 24 2013 | 9:36am ET

Harvard University, whose endowment was among the pioneers in alternative investments, is entrusting its private-equity portfolio to a champion hockey player.

Lane MacDonald will become managing director of private equity at Harvard Management Co. in December, the school said this week. MacDonald has worked at the $32.7 billion endowment, the world's largest, since 2008.

But MacDonald's ties to Harvard go back much further. MacDonald was the captain of Harvard's only national-championship-winning hockey team, in 1989. After earning his undergraduate degree at the school, he played briefly played professionally in Switzerland before receiving his MBA at Stanford University.

Drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1985, MacDonald elected to go to Harvard. He also played for the United States national team at the 1988 Winter Olympics, and was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.


In Depth

'Smart Beta' Funds In Regulators' Sights, Hedgies May Be Next

Mar 26 2015 | 11:11am ET

Funds that mimic strategies used by active managers for a fraction of the cost could...

Lifestyle

Study: Both Marriage and Divorce Lead to Negative Hedge Fund Performance

Mar 25 2015 | 6:51pm ET

Trouble at home leads to trouble in the market for fund managers, according to researchers...

Guest Contributor

Concerned About Your HFT Exposure? Hedge It!

Mar 26 2015 | 1:06pm ET

High-frequency trading has been a persistent storyline for several years. The trading...

 

Sponsored Content

    Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET

    Kelly RodriquesKelly RodriquesAs more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…

Editor's Note