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In Drought-Stricken Central California, Harvard Hopes to Turn Water Into Wine

Harvard owns 7,500 acres of vineyards in Cuyama Valley, California. Water scarcity threatens the future of agriculture in the region.

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Harvard to Invest $300 Million in Credit Fund

The money will come from Harvard’s endowment; the Boston firm slated to receive the millions dollar-strong backing from the University is Evolution Credit Partners.

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Harvard Money Manager Departs

Melinda Barber, a managing director at Harvard Management Company—the University’s investment arm—will leave Harvard, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

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Faust Talks Impact of Endowment Tax

University President Drew G. Faust said the unprecedented endowment tax will have a "pretty significant" impact on funding for Harvard initiatives.

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'Hard Lines to Draw': Harvard Balances Roles as University, Investor

Both a major investor and an educational institution, Harvard seeks to strike a difficult balance between considering ethical responsibilities while remaining apolitical.

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Harvard Sold ProShares Before Market Dip

Harvard Management Company sold shares of “ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures” valued at $11.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 ahead of a dramatic market dip.

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Alumni Write to Bacow Urging New HMC Investment Strategy

Instead of using hedge funds to manage its money, the University should shift half of its $37.1 billion endowment into lower-cost funds tracking the S&P 500, the letter’s signatories argued.

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Experts Say Impact of Endowment Tax on Harvard Investments Remains Unclear

Experts say the effect of the federal tax on Harvard’s endowment remains unclear as the government continues to work out features of the new law.

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HMC Real Estate Team Spins Off to Bain Capital

Harvard Management Corporation's real estate team will now be housed at Boston private equity firm Bain Capital.

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Protesters Call on Harvard to Divest from Puerto Rican Debt

The protest forms part of a series of protests calling on higher education institutions to divest from financial groups with significant Puerto Rico debt holdings.

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Gupta, Hall Leave Harvard Management Company

Executives Geetanjali Gupta ’00 and Richard L. Hall ’90 will both leave Harvard Management Company in February, on the heels of a year of significant restructuring at HMC.

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Harvard Sells Majority Stake in NYC Properties for $244 Million

Harvard Management Company sold its majority stake in a portfolio of properties scattered around New York City to Blackstone Group for nearly $244 million.

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Ten Stories That Shaped 2017

2017 saw tectonic changes—ranging from Harvard's decision to keep the College's controversial social life policy to its launch of a presidential search destined to chart the course for decades to come. The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined a tempestuous year.

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HMC Sells $74 Million of Cows and Farmland to New Zealand Company

Harvard’s more than 5,000 cows are about to change hands.

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Harvard to Spin Out Real Estate Management to Bain Capital

​Harvard Management Company will outsource its real estate management team to Boston-based private equity firm Bain Capital.

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