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HEIZER WQ19 Lab Talk: "VENTURE CAPITAL FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR"Ms. Harisha Haigh '02. Managing Director, Private Investments and Real Assets. Northwestern University

by Heizer Center


Fri, 25 Jan 2019

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

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Many of our lab speakers come from the VC or PE firms as well as the entrepreneur’s in whom they invest. Who stands behind the capital that VC firms invest and what are their incentives? Ms. Harisha Haigh has managed private investments for Northwestern’s endowment for over a decade. Join us for a fireside chat where we will discuss investing in venture capital, what unique advantages (and possibly constraints) an endowment has, how she thinks about allocating NW endowment, and how the venture investing industry has and expected to change. Bring your questions and curiosity. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.

Ms. Haigh manages the Private Investments and Real Assets portfolios for Northwestern University’s $10.5 billion endowment. Ms. Haigh is responsible for all aspects of these portfolios, including venture capital, buyouts, real estate, and natural resources investments.

Prior to joining Northwestern University in 2005, Ms. Haigh was a Principal at PPM America Capital Partners, LLC, the U.S. private equity manager for Prudential plc and Jackson National Life Insurance Company. She also worked in London for Silverfleet, a PPM affiliate, focusing on European middle market buyout transactions. She began her career in the investment banking department of ABN AMRO, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions of small and middle market companies.
Ms. Haigh received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Haigh is a CFA charterholder.

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