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HarbourVest Partners appoints Bill Royer as managing director

Christian Fernsby |
Boston, Mass., USA - HarbourVest Partners, a private markets asset manager, announced that Bill Royer has joined the firm as a managing director and will become chief compliance officer (CCO) in early June.


Mr. Royer has nearly 30 years of experience in senior roles focused on compliance and law at both private companies and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with broad and deep knowledge across asset classes.

Prior to joining HarbourVest, Mr. Royer was CCO at Vanguard Global Advisors, leading a team responsible for global compliance of investment activities for all US organized or domiciled funds and accounts.

Previously, Mr. Royer was Associate Regional Director for the US SEC’s Atlanta office.

Prior to his role in the SEC’s Atlanta office, he was Assistant Director, Office of Chief Counsel for the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE).

Mr. Royer's other experience includes senior roles in legal and compliance with other financial firms including Arrowstreet Capital, Foreside Financial Services and Baring Asset Management; as well as ten years as General Counsel for Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo and Co.

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