Diverse Manager Investing
A catalyst for equitable growth and opportunity
Our dedicated Diverse Manager team focuses on uncovering best-in-class managers and funds for investment evaluation and capital allocation.
- 60% of clients with at least one diverse investment in their portfolio*
- 470+ meetings with diverse managers in 2022*
- 2,000+ diverse manager products tracked in our database*
Our team is embedded in our global research platform
We are committed to increasing our coverage of “diverse managers,” where diverse means both women- and/or minority-controlled, owned, or directed managers*. Our Diversity Investing team focuses its efforts on identifying women- and minority-led managers who have the highest potential to outperform.
The team works to expand our networks to source more diverse manager ideas, focused on increasing the number of women- and minority-owned managers that we follow and recommend. We focus on getting the right managers within our investment pipeline and applying an equitable underwriting process that is meant to identify strongest investors that are suitable for capital.
*As of December 31, 2022. Cambridge Associates defines diverse firm ownership/leadership as minimum 33%.
Helping Diverse Managers Succeed
We share our experience to help newer managers develop best practices
We recognize that global change requires that managers have equitable opportunity with all investors, not just with our clients. Ensuring that capital is allocated in an equitable and inclusive manner means helping managers that are owned and/or led by women and/or people of color get the opportunities they also deserve outside of Cambridge Associates.
We use our experience conducting ~5,000 manager meetings per year* to give newer managers perspectives on industry best practices and provide coaching to improve their offerings, whether we invest with them or not. We also aim to proactively increase diverse managers’ exposure to the broader investment community by including these managers in client investment committee meetings and at our own sponsored conferences.
*As of June 30, 2023.
Meet Jasmine Richards, Head of Diverse Manager Research
Diversity should be viewed as an asset. What you’re investing in is a manager’s ability to source different deals and access different networks, which can be a key to creating alpha.
Head of Diverse Manager Research