Eric Harnish Joins NEPC

Eric Harnish has joined NEPC LLC as a senior consultant in the firm’s private equity group. He previously was with State Street as a vice president in the firm’s Private Edge group.


With the addition of Mr. Harnish, NEPC now has 20 professionals dedicated exclusively to Alternative Investments. Mr. Harnish will focus on private equity research. Mr. Harnish most recently was employed at State Street Corporation as a Vice President in the firm’s Private Edge Group. In this position, he managed a staff of 12 professionals responsible for providing private equity consulting and performance reporting for institutional investors. Prior to State Street, Mr. Harnish was a Managing Director at PrivateTrade Inc., a private equity consulting firm that provided advisory services to facilitate secondary transfers of LP interests in private equity funds. Mr. Harnish’s previous experience also includes working for Andersen Consulting as a Senior Manager in their Strategic Services Division and serving as a Senior Associate for Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Harnish has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Duke University.

NEPC is an independent, full-service investment-consulting firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. NEPC advised over $43 billion in alternative assets across more than 180 retainer relationships in the corporate, public, Taft-Hartley and endowment markets. Of special interest, NEPC is recognized by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association as one of the leading consulting firms in the program. NEPC currently has 18 CAIA designees on staff and 12 professionals pursuing the designation.

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