The HarbourVest London Team

Alexandra Cornforth

VP, Head of Corporate Governance, HVPE


About Alexandra

Alexandra Cornforth joined HarbourVest in 2020 to focus on the activities of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a closed-end investment company that invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds.

Prior to joining HarbourVest, Alexandra spent eleven years at Manulife Asset Management Europe Limited as the Board Director and Head of Compliance, where she was responsible for all regulatory matters and relations with regulators for the UK business. Her prior experience also includes a position with Generali Portfolio Management (UK) Limited.

Alexandra received a BA and MA from Worcester College, Oxford University.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).