The HarbourVest Boston Team

Misha Escovitz

Vice President, Business Intelligence


About Misha

Misha Escovitz joined HarbourVest in 2018 and is a leader of the Firm’s global information technology team, focusing on delivering analytical insights through dashboards, reports and self-service capabilities as well as expanding the enterprise data warehouse. Prior to his current role, Misha was part of the quantitative analytics team where he expanded the Firm’s quantitative portfolio construction capabilities and platform.

Misha joined the Firm from Fidelity Investments, where he held several roles over 15 years. He was a quantitative research analyst within the Equity group where he led the development and expansion of the risk management platform, co-founded the A.I./Big Data research effort, and provided quantitative insights to growth and REIT portfolio managers. Prior to that, he was a senior manager establishing the investment research analytics team.

Misha received a BA in Mathematics and History from Bowdoin College in 2002 and an MA in Mathematical Finance from Boston University in 2003.

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”).