Former Harvard Portfolio Manager Opens Hedge Fund

FinTech, Innovation, Investing, News | August 18, 2017 By:

Former Harvard University portfolio manager Lewis Fellas will open a hedge fund September 1 that will invest in digital currencies. Fellas, who handled Harvard’s $35.7 billion endowment before leaving its Harvard Management Co. last year, calls the new fund Bletchley Park Asset Management.

The new fund is registered in the Cayman Islands and will seek to raise $200 million in its initial stages. Fellas will be the chief investment officer, while Ronnie Potel, a former Morgan Stanley executive, will be the managing partner.

Lewis handled the Asian equity markets for Harvard Management. Before that, he was a portfolio manager in Hong Kong at Segantii Capital Management, and worked as a trader for JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The Harvard endowment has recently downsized and reorganized, leading to the exit of several portfolio managers who have since launched hedge funds. Harvard has invested in TPRV Capital, a relative value hedge fund, and Cambridge Square Capital, which handles the fixed income markets.