Rick Slocum joined Harvard Management Company (HMC) as managing director and chief investment officer in March 2017. Alongside the CEO, they have restructured the endowment’s investment operations to form a mostly outsourced investment model. They also repositioned the portfolio by increasing allocation to both hedge funds and venture capital, while working with the University to identify the endowment’s optimal risk level.
Previously, Mr. Slocum served as chief investment officer of The Johnson Company, a large single-family office based in New York City. Prior to that, Mr. Slocum was responsible for private equity and portfolio management at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mr. Slocum has also worked as a senior director at the Office of Investments at the University of Pennsylvania, as a private placement specialist at two different banks in New York City and began his career as a credit analyst at Chemical Bank.
Mr. Slocum holds a BS and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Investment Committee.