Endowments & Foundations
Helping to make the world a better place
We’ve worked with endowments and foundations for 50 years, and we’re proud to be associated with so many institutions that are making the world a better place.
Meet Margaret Chen
Why choose Cambridge Associates?A.
Our clients get the best of both worlds. They work directly with their investment team but have the research and back-office support of a larger firm.
What makes Cambridge Associates a good fit?A.
We’re agnostic between advisory and OCIO. We listen hard to what the institution wants and will introduce them to the team that we think best meets their needs.
Why have you stayed?A.
I’ve been here 25 years because of our people. Our colleagues always start with what’s best for the client, period. And our people are always seeking out new sources of alpha for client portfolios. It’s exciting.
- 50 years as an independent, global investment firm
- 96% average client retention rate**
- 550+ Endowment & Foundation clients*
How We Serve Endowments & Foundations
Why a customised portfolio matters
We understand the investment challenges non-profit investors face. We also believe every institution is different. That’s why our investment teams work to understand each client’s needs. We build customised portfolios that align with each client’s long-term investment objectives, risk tolerances, liquidity needs, and other enterprise considerations.
*As of June 30, 2023.
**Not indicative of client satisfaction. Average annual rate for five years ending June 30, 2023.
Investing Has Real Human Impact
CRISPR, Dodo Birds, Woolly Mammoths, & Gene Editing
Dodo birds, woolly mammoths, and gene editing—oh my! We spoke to Colossal Biosciences, a company working to de-extinct the woolly mammoth and dodo bird, and the VC firm investing in them (At One Ventures) to find out how they are combining capital and science to de-extinct species and fight climate change. But is it enough? We asked the Wildlife Conservation Society for their take on this mammoth effort.