The HarbourVest London Team

Charlotte Edgar

Vice President, Head of Investor Relations, HVPE


About Charlotte

Charlotte Edgar joined HarbourVest in 2016 and focuses primarily on the activities of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a closed-end investment company that invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds. Charlotte is responsible for HVPE’s investor relations function, and in addition oversees the wider marketing, public relations, and communications efforts for HVPE.

Charlotte joined the Firm after more than seven years with SVG Capital plc/SVG Advisers (latterly Aberdeen SVG) where she most recently served as a senior client relationship manager for the company’s private equity fund-of-funds business. Her previous experience also includes working as a PR manager at Lansons Communications where she focused on institutional and financial services clients.

Charlotte received a BA in English and Drama from the University of Southampton in 2000. She holds the Certificate in Investor Relations from The Investor Relations Society and  the CFA UK Level 4 Investment Management Certificate.


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”).