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Portfolios Focused on Generating Outperformance

Private investments

As one of the earliest proponents of private investing, we have been partnering with sophisticated institutional and family investors to shape the global private investment landscape for 50+ years.

Why Cambridge Associates?

Yesterday's pioneers, today's leading-edge investors

We are a leader in private markets investing, often being the first stop for new and emerging managers who are spinning out from larger firms.

And while private investments have consistently proven to drive portfolio performance for investors with meaningful allocations, there is a wide dispersion in returns between the best and the rest.

That’s why we have continually invested in the resources, experience, and infrastructure to source, evaluate, and access high conviction private investments around the globe.

“Private investment asset classes may serve as an engine of growth in portfolios and may drive superior performance.”

Andrea Auerbach

Head of Global Private Investments

Time & Scale

We have 50+ years of private investment data

Building a successful private investment portfolio requires a deep understanding across asset classes, strategies, and geographies. Our robust private investments platform is built on resources and history to help us consistently find and access investments with the potential to outperform.

  • 98,000+ investments tracked*
  • 9,900+ funds tracked*
  • 2,000+ meetings held with GPs annually*
  • 600+ clients with assets committed to private investments*
  • 6,600+ GP relationships*
  • 15,000+ operating metrics*

*As of December 31, 2023.

Our Approach

Sourcing and accessing funds is multi-pronged and decades-long

For each private investment portfolio, we aim to generate strong investment returns across market cycles.

For us, that means sourcing high-conviction managers and allocating meaningful enough capital to those funds, across strategies, geographies, and vintage years, to impact portfolio returns.

It also means developing deep and specialized capabilities across all private investment strategies, such as venture capital and private equity, to help ensure that there is no shortage of best ideas for our clients.

Insights From Our Private Credit Team

Video Series: Private Credit Investing

Explore our private credit investing video series, and hear from Cambridge Associates’ credit specialists about what makes private credit investments so attractive, where to find opportunities, how to incorporate private credit in portfolio construction, and key drivers of success.

Private Investment Research

Six Things to Know About Co-investments

Investor interest in co-investing has grown in recent years, given the benefits for both general partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs). Learn the six things investors need to know about co-investments.

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