Fran Peters - harbourvest
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W. Fran Peters, CFA, CAIA

Managing Director, Head of Consultant Relations, North America


About Fran

Fran Peters joined HarbourVest’s investor relations team in 2015.  He leads the North American Consultant Relations team, setting the strategic vision for the team, leading the service and distribution effort across the consultant relations channel, and providing management and oversight to the team. 

Fran joined the Firm from Meketa Investment Group, where he served as the lead consultant on defined benefit, health and welfare, endowment and insurance funds, with public, Taft-Hartley, and not-for-profit plan sponsors. He was also a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee, as well as the firm’s ESG and Marketing Committees.

Fran received a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1999 and an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2005. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Boston, and the CAIA Association.

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”).