Robert Russell, Senior Portfolio Manager – Multi-Manager Strategy
Mr. Russell is responsible for directing the investment activities of the Avenue Multi-Manager Strategy. Prior to joining Avenue in 2007, Mr. Russell was a Portfolio Manager in the external management group and member of the portfolio committee at Harvard Management Company, the investment manager that oversees the endowment and other assets for Harvard University. At Harvard Management Company, Mr. Russell was the Liquid Markets Portfolio Manager for the External Management Group where he was responsible for identifying and overseeing Harvard's external hedge fund and global equity investments, a portfolio with over $10 billion in assets. Mr. Russell also served as a Portfolio Manager for Harvard Master Trust, an ERISA pension plan with over $900 million of assets. Prior to that, Mr. Russell was a Principal and Portfolio Manager in the Fundamental International Equity Research Group at State Street Global. Prior to State Street Global, Mr. Russell was an officer at Eaton Vance Management.
Mr. Russell received a B.S. in Finance, Investments and Accounting from Babson College (1996).