HarbourVest appoints Kase as investor relations global head

HarbourVest Partners LLC has hired James Kase as global head of investor relations. Previously, he worked at Capula Investment Management where he served as global head of investor relations.


16 December 2015 – HarbourVest Partners, LLC, a leading global private markets investment specialist with $37 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of James Kase as Global Head of Investor Relations. In this role, Mr. Kase will be responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global sales, client relations and marketing communications efforts.

“We are excited to add a person of Jamie’s caliber and experience to our team,” said Brett Gordon, Managing Director. “As our business continues to grow and evolve, it is imperative that our capital raising, investor relations, branding and market positioning efforts globally keep pace. Jamie’s diverse skill set and background will serve our stakeholders well as we strive to meet this important objective.”

Kase brings more than 30 years of sales, marketing and investor relations experience to his new position. Prior to joining HarbourVest, he served as Global Head of Investor Relations for Capula Investment Management, a London-based hedge fund manager. Previously, he held senior marketing and sales roles for several investment firms, including State Street Global Advisors, ING Investment Management, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Kase received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brown University.

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with more than 30 years of experience and $37 billion in assets under management. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities through primary fund investments, secondary investments and direct co-investments in commingled or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 300 employees, including 86 investment professionals, across Asia, Europe and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $30 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $13 billion in secondary purchases, and invested $5 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, actionable insights, and proven results.

To learn more about HarbourVest visit www.harbourvest.com