Mike Hennessy is a co-founder of Morgan Creek Capital Management, and serves as the Director of Investments. In this role, Mr. Hennessy provides oversight to the Private Investments Group, and acts as a portfolio strategist on portfolios beyond private investments, including work with Morgan Creek’s advisory clients and proprietary funds.
Prior to joining Morgan Creek in 2004, Mr. Hennessy was Vice President and a founding member of UNC Management Company. Primary areas of responsibility included domestic equity, international and emerging markets equity, opportunistic equity, absolute return, fixed income, enhanced fixed income and private investments. Mr. Hennessy also assisted in developing overall investment objectives as well as strategic and tactical asset allocation for the funds. Mr. Hennessy was responsible for monitoring both public and private individual managers and overall portfolio performance, as well as risk management. Prior to joining UNC in 1999, Mr. Hennessy was an Investment Director at Duke Management Company (Duke University) where he assisted in the management of multi-billion portfolios across all asset classes of various University-related investment pools. Before joining Duke in 1991, Mr. Hennessy was an Associate at Amundi Smith Breeden Associates, a quantitative investment management firm with offices in Durham, NC.
Mr. Hennessy received his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and he also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Mathematics from the College of William and Mary. Mr. Hennessy is Treasurer of Duke University Federal Credit Union, a member of the Investment Committee at the Carolina Friends School, a director of the Morgan Creek Foundation, Emeritus Trustee of the College of William & Mary Foundation Board of Trustees, and former member of its Executive Committee and Investment Committee (immediate past Chair), and a Trustee of the Murray 1693 Scholars Foundation.