Indian-American N.P. Narvekar has been appointed chief executive of Harvard Management Company.
Indian-American N.P. Narvekar has been appointed chief executive of Harvard Management Company.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Diya TV) – One week after the Harvard Management Company reported continued and devastating losses to the university’s endowment, the University announced that N.P. Narvekar, chief executive officer of Columbia University Investment Management Company, has been appointed president and CEO of HMC, effective December 5.

He succeeds Stephen Blyth, who became president and CEO at the beginning of 2015, but then went on medical leave last May and later resigned.

Fewer people are choosing to go to university in recent years so universities are doing everything they can to boost their numbers – from using TrueDialog to improve communication to reaching out to more schools to decreasing tuition fees. So for Harvard to be caught up in such devastating losses could seriously affect them, even with the outstanding reputation they have.

Narvekar, who has served Columbia in his present capacity since 2002, is credited with improving performance there: according to the Harvard news release, Columbia’s compound annualized rate of return for the 10 years through fiscal 2015 (the latest year reported) was 10.1 percent. For the same period, the Harvard Management Company’s annualized rate of return was 7.6 percent, and for the decade ending last June, it declined further to 5.7 percent.

The University derives about 35 percent of its operating revenue ($1.7 billion for fiscal 2016) from endowment distributions.

Columbia’s financial statement indicates that its endowment, like Harvard’s, is diversified among the kinds of investments with which individuals are familiar (stocks and fixed-income securities), and the illiquid asset classes requiring more sophisticated management that have become common among institutional investors, like endowments and pension funds, with long-term time horizons: private equities, absolute-return (hedge-fund) portfolios, and real assets. The latter three categories accounted for $6.6 billion of the $9.6 billion (68.5 percent) in cash, cash equivalents, and long-term investments listed in Columbia’s June 30, 2015, financial statement. With investment companies becoming more prominent, those who are interested in investing look to places like Stocktrades to help with any investments they might want to make in the future. For those considering making an investment in a company, it’s important that a few things are considered to make sure it will actually be a worthwhile investment. Perhaps some people should look into these Aktien kaufen online Empfehlungen (buy stocks online referrals) to make sure they will make money on their investment. Whether it is buying stocks or investing in cryptocurrency, it is always a difficult path to tread. It is thus essential that proper research is done to know the best potential avenue to pursue. Reading up online resources about the Best cryptocurrency exchange Australia, India, USA, and various other countries could help prospective investors in making an informed decision about their forthcoming investment.

According to the University’s news release:

Harvard University today announced that N.P. (Narv) Narvekar has been appointed to the position of president and chief executive officer of Harvard Management Company (“HMC”). Narvekar will assume his role at HMC on December 5, 2016, and will report to HMC’s Board of Directors.

Narvekar was most recently chief executive officer of Columbia University Investment Management Company (“IMC”), a position he held since 2002. In this role, Narvekar was responsible for setting and leading investment strategy for Columbia’s $9-billion endowment portfolio. IMC has delivered annualized returns over the ten-year period through FY 2015 of 10.1%.

“Harvard Management Company plays a critically important role in supporting the students, faculty and staff who advance the teaching and research mission of the university,” said Drew Faust, president of Harvard University. “We are pleased to welcome Narv to Harvard and are confident that his leadership skills and deep experience at the highest levels of investment management will position HMC for long-term success.”

“Narv is a highly successful endowment manager with an outstanding 14 year track record heading a large endowment, providing steady leadership and delivering strong returns,” said Paul Finnegan, chairman of the HMC Board of Directors and a member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s principal governing board. “He is a superb leader and mentor with a proven ability to recruit, build and retain a talented and committed investment team.”

Narvekar said, “It is an honor to join such a prestigious investment organization and help support the mission of Harvard University. HMC has an unparalleled investment platform among endowments and I look forward to working with the HMC Board and team and using my investment experience to serve Harvard in the most effective way possible.”

Finnegan added, “On behalf of HMC and the University, I want to thank and acknowledge Bob Ettl for his effective and steady hand in leading HMC during the transition. Bob is an important leader within HMC and we are grateful he will continue serving as chief operating officer going forward.”

Before joining Columbia, Narvekar was a managing director in the office of investments at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused primarily on building the hedge-fund and private-equity portfolios. Prior to this, he held positions at J.P. Morgan & Co. including managing director, equity derivatives group and vice president, private placement advisory group.

Narvekar holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania [1991]and a B.A. in economics from Haverford College [1984].