Kevin Lenaghan co-founded Ivy Academy LLC in early 2020 and the firm has two primary divisions: admissions counseling (the inspiration for the company name) and investment advisory.
The admissions counseling side is primarily overseen by Kevin’s partner and co-founder. Ivy Academy primarily works with accomplished and ambitious Chinese students who are applying to universities and graduate programs in the US. The firm provides high-touch, bespoke consulting services to guide our clients through all aspects of the admissions process. Importantly, Ivy Academy emphasize excellence and integrity at all times, while pushing our students to improve themselves, explore their passions, and target optimal schools. This approach should pay future dividends and result in better admissions outcomes.
Ivy Academy’s investment advisory division works with high net worth and family office investors with an emphasis on bespoke advisory services that are customized for the client’s individual circumstances. In particular, the firm provides strategic and tactical asset allocation, adding value through tactical tilts that are driven by proprietary macroeconomic and market views, as well as the intelligence from our external investment partners. Ivy Academy also helps clients construct and manage alternative asset portfolios, with an emphasis on sustainable alpha strategies, dislocated asset classes, co-investments and other strategic partnerships. The firm’s clients benefit from Kevin’s deep and diverse exposure to hedge funds and other alternative asset classes across many different strategies, geographies, and firm types. Where appropriate, Ivy Academy also works with other external advisors on topics like tax efficiency, estate planning, and charitable giving.