Kevin Warn-Schindel has joined HarbourVest Partners as a Managing Director based in Boston. He will lead the Real Assets investment program which includes a focus on energy, infrastructure, natural resources, and real estate. Warn-Schindel was previously Group Head and Managing Director of the OPTrust Private Markets Group, an investment unit of OPTrust, a Toronto-based defined benefit pension plan.
4 February 2015 – HarbourVest Partners, a leading private markets investment firm, has today
announced that Kevin Warn-Schindel joined the firm as a Managing Director based in Boston to lead the
Real Assets investment program which includes a focus on energy, infrastructure, natural resources, and
HarbourVest has expanded its capabilities and platform for investing in real assets to leverage its
expertise, experience, and relationships in the market. The firm has expanded since early 2014 to include
professionals focused on real assets who have integrated into our existing process and platform.
HarbourVest currently manages nearly $1 billion of capital focused on investing in real assets.
“HarbourVest has been reviewing opportunities in real assets for quite some time. We continue to see
strong interest in real assets and believe this is a natural extension of the HarbourVest platform across the
private markets, said Brett Gordon, managing director of HarbourVest. Kevin’s leadership and depth of
experience in real assets complement our team’s expertise in primary, secondary, and co-investment
activities. As we build out this platform, we expect to add additional team members with real assets
expertise who will be integrated into our existing teams and processes.”
Kevin Warn-Schindel joined HarbourVest in January 2015 to lead the Real Assets investment program.
Kevin joined the firm after ten years as the Group Head and Managing Director of the OPTrust Private
Markets Group, an investment unit of OPTrust, a Toronto-based defined benefit pension plan. At
OPTrust, he led the creation of the global investment management platform with offices in Toronto,
London, and Sydney and developed and executed a global portfolio of investment strategies. Prior to
OPTrust, he was an investment executive at Macquarie Bank and an investment banker at RBC Capital
Markets. Kevin is the Chair of the Board of Export Development Canada, the Canadian federal
government trade finance agency and also a Director of the Economic Investment Trust Ltd, a TSX listed
closed-end investment fund. Kevin received a BA from Simon Fraser University.