Daniel J. Jick

Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

Daniel J. Jick

Daniel J. Jick

Vice Chairman & Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

Biography

Daniel J. Jick '79, P '09, P'12

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HighVista Strategies
Elected 2002

Daniel Jick is a founder and chief executive officer of HighVista Strategies, an investment firm that specializes in endowment-style portfolio management.

At Brandeis, Jick was an alumni term trustee from 1997 to 2001; the reunion gift chair for his 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th reunions, a member of the Brandeis Annual Fund Executive Committee from 1995 to 1996, and member of the Brandeis Boston Business and Professional Network.

He is the vice chair for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Foundation Board as well as chair of the Board of Managers Investment Committee.

Jick received his B.A. at Brandeis University in 1979 and his M.B.A. at Harvard Business School in 1981.

Overview
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HighVista Strategies LLC

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6

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Director-BIDMC at Harvard University - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School

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Provost at Brandeis University

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Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

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President at Brandeis University

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Director, Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry at Brandeis University

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President at The David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation

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Former Deputy General Counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Co-Founder at HighVista Strategies LLC

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Co-Founder at Concentra, Inc.

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Managing Partner & Portfolio Manager at HighVista Strategies LLC

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Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc. provides fundraising and social planning services. It services include case management, job training, legal services to help navigate and obtain public benefits. The company was founded on April 25, 1895 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Education
MBA
Class of 1981

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.

BA
Class of 1979

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.[4] It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Memberships
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Current

Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Malaysia operates as Non-Governmental Organization. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Career History
Vice Chairman & Co-Founder
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.

Managing Director
Prior - 2003

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GS&Co.), a limited partnership registered as a U.S. broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively, the firm), is an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Group Inc.), a Delaware corporation. The firm is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2017

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

$1,000 +
2016

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

$500 +
2016

TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED US MOST, BUILD STRONG CHARACTER AND REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS AND LEADERS. WE DO THIS BY PROVIDING: A SAFE HAVEN FILLED WITH HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY, ONGOING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CARING ADULTS, AND LIFE-ENHANCING PROGRAMS.

Political Donations
$1,000
2019

Representative from Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District

$1,000
2014

Senator from South Carolina

$1,000
2014

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

Events
Speaker
Tiger 21 Group Meetings

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