Harvard Management Company

Executive Team

Managing Opportunities and Risk

Deep expertise built on decades of experience

Managing Opportunities and Risk - Deep expertise built on decades of experience

Jake XiaJake Xia
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer

Jake Xia joined HMC as Chief Risk Officer in June 2013. In this role, Mr. Xia manages the group within HMC overseeing and quantifying risk exposures arising from both internal and external investment portfolios.

Mr. Xia joined HMC from Morgan Stanley, where he worked for 17 years, serving during the last two as Head of Global Structured Rates Trading in New York and managing trading groups across the globe, including groups in New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney. Prior to this role, Mr. Xia was Head of Global Fixed Income Trading Risk in New York where he was responsible for trading risks in all fixed income products, including interest rates, foreign exchange, emerging markets, credit, and real estate securities. Earlier, Mr. Xia served as Morgan Stanley’s co-head of Fixed Income in Japan where he was also a member of Morgan Stanley’s 10-person Global Fixed Income Operating Committee, Asia Executive Committee, and Tokyo Management Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Xia served as Vice President of Fixed Income Research at Salomon Brothers and was a research scientist at Schlumberger-Doll Research.

Mr. Xia holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.S. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, and a B.S. in electronic physics from Beijing University.

"HMC’s investment professionals provide world-class investment management for the University, generating results that support current University operations and maintain the purchasing power of the endowment over time" James F. Rothenberg
Treasurer of Harvard University
and Chair of the HMC Board