Kevin Warn-Schindel - harbourvest
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Kevin Warn-Schindel

Managing Director


About Kevin

Kevin Warn-Schindel joined HarbourVest in 2015 and leads the firm’s Infrastructure and Real Assets investment program. He is also the Chair of the Firm’s Infrastructure and Real Assets Investment Committee.

Kevin joined the Firm after ten years as the Group Head and Managing Director of the OPTrust Private Markets Group, an investment unit of OPTrust, a Toronto-based defined benefit pension plan. At OPTrust, he led the creation of the global investment management platform with offices in Toronto, London, and Sydney and developed and executed a global portfolio of investment strategies. Prior to OPTrust, he was an executive at Macquarie Bank and an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets. Kevin is formerly the chair of the Board of Export Development Canada, the Canadian federal government trade finance agency and is currently a Director of the Economic Investment Trust Ltd, a TSX listed closed-end investment fund.

Kevin received a BA from Simon Fraser University.

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”).