The HarbourVest Boston Team

Kim Schawbel

Senior Vice President


About Kim

Kim Schawbel joined HarbourVest’s administrative operations team in 2019. She is responsible for leading cross functional operational deliverables related to new structures for commingled funds, custom accounts, investments and operating affiliates from initial set-up through ongoing maintenance. Kim joined the firm from State Street Global Advisors where she was managing director in Global Funds Management, responsible for managing teams providing fund distribution and service provider/vendor oversight of SSGA’s registered funds and commingled products. Prior to State Street Global Advisors, Kim was a vice president of Marketing at Wellington Management where she led Wellington’s global offshore fund marketing program and global team. Prior to Wellington, Kim held a variety of client management and operational roles at Fidelity Investments in Boston and London.

Kim received a BA in Management from Clark University and an MBA from Bentley 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”).