The HarbourVest London Team

Emily Archer, CFA

Managing Director


About Emily

Emily Archer joined HarbourVest’s investor relations team in 2016 and focuses on managing relationships with investors and their advisers in the UK and Ireland.

Emily joined the Firm from PIMCO, where she was a vice president covering institutional clients, new business development, and consultant relations across public and private asset classes in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this, she was a senior analyst in the Global Portfolio Solutions group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and held a role at Allen & Overy.

Emily received a MA in Law from the University of Cambridge in 2007 and an MBA from the London Business School in 2014. She is a qualified solicitor and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.



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”).