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Harvard Management Company (2010)

by Andre F. Perold and Erik Stafford


In February 2010, Jane Mendillo, CEO of Harvard Management Company, was reflecting on the list of issues facing Harvard University's endowment in preparation for the upcoming board meeting. The recent financial crisis had vividly highlighted several key issues including the adequacy of short-term liquidity, the effectiveness of portfolio risk management, and the balance of internal and external managers.

Keywords: Financial Crisis; Higher Education; Asset Management; Financial Liquidity; Investment Portfolio; Risk Management; Education Industry; Financial Services Industry; Massachusetts;


Perold, Andre F., and Erik Stafford. "Harvard Management Company (2010)." Harvard Business School Case 211-004, September 2010. (Revised May 2012.)