The HarbourVest Boston Team

Christopher Wirts

Vice President, Product Development


About Christopher

Christopher Wirts joined HarbourVest in 2021 and focuses on the Firm’s global product development initiatives, including managing the creation and launch of new investment products across strategies and preparing and maintaining the Firm’s overall product roadmap and development process.

Christopher joined the Firm from Mercer Investments LLC, where he was a principal and Product Development Manager for Mercer’s US Investment Solutions business. Prior to this, he was a vice president and Fund Product Manager at Wellington Management Company, where he developed commingled fund solutions for US clients.

Christopher received a BA in History from Trinity College in 1999 and an MBA (cum laude) from Babson College in 2007. 


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”).