André Francois Perold

Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

André Francois Perold

André Francois Perold

Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

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HighVista Strategies LLC

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Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President at The Vanguard Group, Inc.

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Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

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Chair, Gallery Instructors at Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

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Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at The Vanguard Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Founder Collective Management Co. LLC

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Managing Partner at The Partners of '63, Inc.

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Former Chief Financial Officer at The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC

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Director at Lifeflight Foundation

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Senior Lecturer, Business Administration at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

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Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at Harvard University - Harvard Business School

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André Francois Perold
Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC
BSc with Honors

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is a multi-campus South African public research university situated in the northern areas of central Johannesburg. It is more commonly known as Wits University. The university has its roots in the mining industry, as do Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand in general. Founded in 1896 as the South African School of Mines in Kimberley, it is the third oldest South African university in continuous operation, after the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University.

PhD in Operations Research

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Master's in Operations Research

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. The school’s faculty, students and alumni have established thousands of companies and laid the technological and business foundations for Silicon Valley. Today, the school continues to seek solutions to important global problems and educate leaders who will make the world a better place.

Career History
2004 - Current

HighVista Strategies utilizes proprietary risk management and asset allocation models based on mean-variance optimization techniques to produce an overall portfolio asset allocation designed to maximize portfolio Sharpe Ratio for a given level of risk. The firm focuses primarily on creating investment portfolios that are more broadly diversified than typical private investment funds by allocating capital across both traditional investment asset classes, To implement their investment strategies, HighVista uses a broad range of investment instruments and vehicles, including, without limitation: exchange traded, mutual, hedge, private and other funds; enhanced index and active investment strategies (which may be in the form of baskets of securities or derivatives or other vehicles); privately placed and asset-backed securities (including, without limitation, Rule 144A securities); and futures, options, swaps and other derivative instruments. In general, HighVista Funds may also engage in short sales or other trading strategies. HighVista Funds’ capital is allocated among direct and indirect investments in various asset classes based on periodic assessments of: forecasted portfolio volatility; overall market conditions; the risks of various asset classes; the correlation of asset classes with broader market indices and each other; the ability of individual third-party managers to provide superior performance; and other factors, including, among others, liquidity and trading costs.

George Gund Professor of Finance & Banking, Emeritus
1979 - Current

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

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Forest Investment Associates acquires and manages timberland portfolios for corporate pension plans, state and municipal retirement systems, endowments, foundations and family offices. The firm offers customized separate account and commingled fund investments. Portfolios are typically diversified by geography, timber age and species, providing optimum long-term returns and stable cash flow while minimizing portfolio risks.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2002 - Prior
Non-Executive Director
2001 - 2003

Sanlam Ltd. is a diversified financial services group which provides financial solutions to individual and institutional clients. Its solutions include individual, group and short-term insurance, personal financial services such as estate planning, trusts, wills, personal loans, health management, savings and linked products. The company operates through five clusters: Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Santam and Corporate & Other. It also offers business fitness assessment and insurance investment management, asset management, employee benefits, risk management, and capital market activities. Sanlam was founded on June 8, 1918 and is headquartered in Bellville, South Africa.

Member, Board of Directors
2001 - Prior

Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. provides life insurance services. It offers life, funeral cover, disability cover, income protection, critical illness insurance products, medical aid, gap cover insurance vehicle, house contents, building and all risk insurance products. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in Bellville, South Africa.

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Representative from Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District


Senator from Virginia


Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

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American Residential Properties, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Tiger 21 Group Meetings

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