U.S. foundations and endowments have long been considered the most successful global institutional investors. Their early adoption of a diversified portfolio approach has led to enviable long-term risk-adjusted returns. Cambridge Associates is the leading investment consultant to these sophisticated investors. Today, our clients’ assets represent more than 70% of total U.S. higher education endowment assets and 40% of U.S. foundation assets.
Consulting to foundations, endowments, and other nonprofit institutions is the core of our work at Cambridge Associates. We were founded 40 years ago specifically to serve this segment of the institutional investor marketplace. Today, nonprofit clients continue to represent nearly 70% of our client base. This rich client base allows us to provide detailed peer data for many institutional segments, including colleges and universities, foundations, independent schools, museums and libraries, and healthcare organizations.