The HarbourVest Boston Team

Julie Henderson, CPA


About Julie

Julie Henderson joined HarbourVest in 2023 as Senior Vice President, Tax Compliance. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of the US (federal, state, and local) income and informational tax compliance for the HarbourVest funds’ legal entities, both US-based and international. She also oversees US investor reporting and tax-related communications with existing and prospective investors. Julie has over 20 years’ experience as a tax professional in the alternative funds industry. Prior to joining HarbourVest, Julie was an Associate Partner with EY LLP in London where she co-led the Wealth & Asset Management US Tax team. Her responsibilities also included overseeing US tax compliance and consulting services for a large portfolio of UK and European-managed alternative funds including private equity, credit, hedge, real estate, and fund-of-funds.

Julie received a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Denver in 2001 and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accountancy from the Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2000. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant.

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”).