The HarbourVest Boston Team

James Kase

Managing Director & Head of Global Investor Relations


About James

Jamie Kase joined HarbourVest in 2015 to oversee all aspects of the Firm’s global sales, marketing communications, and investor relations efforts.

Jamie joined the Firm from Capula Investment Management, a London-based hedge fund manager, where he served as global head of investor relations. Jamie brings more than 30 years of experience to his role and has extensive experience leading sales and marketing efforts in the US and globally. His prior experience includes leadership positions at global asset management firms including State Street Global Advisors, ING Investment Management, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, and Lehman Brothers. Jamie serves on a number of philanthropic boards, including Chair, NYC Foundation for Cerebral Palsy, United Cerebral Palsy of NYC, and the Wheeler School.

Jamie received a BA in Political Science from Brown University in 1982.

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”).