Simon Lund has joined HarbourVest Partners as head of sales and marketing for Europe and MENA. He previously was with SVG Advisors.
HarbourVest Partners, LLC (“HarbourVest” or the “Firm”), a leading global alternative investment firm, announced that Mr. Simon Lund has joined HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited as Head of Sales and Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In this role, Mr. Lund will manage and enhance relationships with new investors and their advisers within the EMEA geographic regions.
“We are very pleased to have Simon join our team,” said George Anson, Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited. “He brings extensive experience with a track record of success in building relationships with prospective investors, fund raising, and new product development.”
Simon will be based in London and will focus on the marketing of HarbourVest’s private funds, fund of funds, secondary funds, and direct/co-investment funds. His addition will complement HarbourVest’s existing investor relations team which includes Amanda McCrystal and Hannah Tobin.
Simon joins HarbourVest from SVG, a London based private equity fund-of-funds manager. Simon spent 15 years with SVG Advisers, in both London and Singapore, with a focus on the marketing and distribution of SVGs’ funds to institutional investors and new product design. Most recently he opened SVG’s Singapore office and served as a Director of SVG Advisers (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Prior to that, he was the Marketing Director at SVG Advisers Limited in London.
Mr. Lund received a MA (Hons) in Economic History and Economics from the University of Edinburgh in 1991. He also completed his ACA accountancy examinations and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have 235 employees, including more than 70 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, and Hong Kong. In over 28 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed $22 billion to newly formed funds, representing relationships with more than 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $6 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan. To learn more about HarbourVest, visit www.harbourvest.com.