HBS-NEO Harvard Business School Club of Northeastern Ohio HBS-NEO

Membership: Member Interviews

Quincy McCoy

(Interview continued from e-mail newsletter.)

Q. Have you found any good alternative investments?

Yes. We are in the process of launching a fund that seeds emerging hedge fund managers. Earlier this summer, we created a private equity and a real estate fund of funds. Our private equity partnership has a large allocation to Linsalata Capital, a Cleveland based middle market buyout fund.

In general, our alternative investments have performed well. Right now is a great time for private equity and real estate realizations, but it is a more difficult time for some of our hedge fund strategies. This is why we try to have steady allocations across private equity, real estate and hedge funds. It's difficult to predict from one year to the next what alternative investment will outperform.

Q. Where do you want to go with your career?

I love working in the alternative investments space. I would love to continue to work across the different asset classes and to assume more of a chief investment officer role over time.

Q. Do you have any hobbies, or do you work all the time?
A. My hobbies may be ending soon, because I am six months pregnant, and I'm not sure what the future holds as far as free time. But, apart from that, I love to play squash, sail and ski. I would love to start playing more squash. I played squash in college but I wasn't top of the ladder and haven't played for a while. I also enjoy walking our dog and hanging out with my "little sister" through the Big Sister / Little Sister program.
Q. Why did you join HBS-NEO?

I saw it as an opportunity to reconnect with old classmates and become more engaged in the Cleveland community by meeting alumni.

Q. What do you think HBS-NEO does well? What can it do better?
  I'd love to see the club mobilize more of its alumni base. I know it has received strong support over the years, but I'd really like to see it engage more with people that are my year and younger because I don't see many of them at events.

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