In February 2010, Jane Mendillo, CEO of Harvard Management Company, reflect on the list of problems faced by the Harvard University endowment in preparation for the upcoming board meeting. The recent financial crisis has clearly highlighted some important issues such as the adequacy of short-term liquidity, the effectiveness of the risk management of the portfolio, and the balance of internal and external managers.

In February 2010, Jane Mendillo, CEO of Harvard Management Company, reflect on the list of problems faced by the Harvard University endowment in preparation for the upcoming board meeting. The recent financial crisis has clearly highlighted some important issues such as the adequacy of short-term liquidity, the effectiveness of the risk management of the portfolio, and the balance of internal and external managers.
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Andre F. Perold,
Erik Stafford
Source: Harvard Business School
23 pages.
Release Date: 08 September 2010. Prod #: 211004-PDF-ENG
Harvard Management Company (2010) HBR case solution