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Kathryn I. Murtagh

Harvard Management Company
Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer
Boston, MA, USA

Kate Murtagh is a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of Harvard Management Company, Inc. (HMC). 

Ms. Murtagh joined HMC in May 2006 to fill the newly-created Chief Compliance Officer position.  Ms. Murtagh is responsible for regulatory, tax, and legal compliance (domestic and international) relating to all internal and external investment activities of HMC.  Ms. Murtagh is also responsible for ensuring that HMC conducts business and implements operations in accordance with regulatory, ethical, legal and industry best practices.  As Clerk of HMC, Ms. Murtagh also oversees corporate governance issues for the HMC Board and its standing committees.

Prior to joining HMC, Ms. Murtagh was a partner in the Business Law Department and a member of the Financial Services Group of Goodwin Procter LLP, a law firm based in Boston, MA.  Ms. Murtagh represented banking and financial services clients in a wide variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.  Ms. Murtagh also provided advice on all aspects of compliance strategies, as well as corporate governance programs, for clients in the banking and financial services industries. 

Ms. Murtagh earned a B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review.  She served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Franklin S. Billings, Jr. of the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Vermont. She is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New York, and was named a Business Women’s Top Ten Lawyers in 2006. 



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