A Singular Mission
Formed in 1974, HMC manages Harvard University's endowment and related financial assets. Our mission is to help ensure Harvard University has the financial resources to confidently maintain and expand its leadership in education and research for future generations.
Supporting Harvard Since 1974
Since its inception, HMC has been tasked with the singular mission to generate strong long-term results to support the educational and research goals of Harvard University. This long-term focus has given us an edge in many facets of investment management. We were among the earliest institutional investors in venture capital, one of the first and largest investors in timberland assets, and a leading investor in some of the most successful absolute return and direct investment strategies.
Being an early entrant and bringing long-term focus has often allowed us to establish unique investment positions in less crowded areas. As a result, our portfolio has significantly outperformed a typical 60/40 stock/bond portfolio and the average endowment portfolio. This outperformance has contributed billions of dollars to Harvard University.