The HarbourVest Boston Team

Wendy Hennigan

Vice President, Global Head of Financial Crimes


About Wendy

Wendy Hennigan joined Harbourvest in 2021 and focuses on all aspects of the Firm’s financial crimes, regulatory, and compliance functions.

Wendy joined the Firm from Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC where she was the anti-money laundering and sanctions officer responsible for design, establishment and ongoing execution of the anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing and economic sanctions programs for Fidelity Digital Assets’ U.S. and U.K. businesses. Other key responsibilities included providing technology and operational compliance requirements prior to product and service implementations, board reporting and communication, and overseeing compliance support function activities.

Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts, Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1995.

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”).