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  • December 2015

    2015: A Landmark Year for ESG Integration

    Article describes the considerable growth in attention given to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investing over the course of 2015 and points to Cambridge

  • December 2015

    DB plans question the traditional de-risking glidepath approach

    In this contributed article, Cambridge Associates’ President and Head of Global Investment Services, David Druley, explains that the common recommendation for risk management may be inappropriate for

  • ‘Another Lackluster Year’: Market Predictions for 2016

    Cambridge Associates’ Managing Directors Sean McLaughlin and Wade O’Brien agree that high valuations may cause problems for investors in a survey of 2016 performance forecasts for

  • December 2015

    Focusing on top 10 VC firms is outdated

    Review of venture capital industry research from Cambridge Associates that finds increasingly diverse investment landscape. Co-Head of U.S. Venture Capital Research Theresa Hajer adds that some

  • November 2015

    Returns predicted to fall among toppy market

    Andrea Auerbach, co-head of U.S. Private Equity Research at Cambridge Associates, shares her concerns on “sky high” private equity valuations in an article on some investors’

  • The Diversifying World of Venture Capital

    Review of research from Cambridge Associates, which found that – contrary to popular belief – an increasingly diverse group of new and emerging venture capital managers

  • The Private Debt Veteran

    In this interview with Cambridge Associates’ Keirsten Lawton, Lawton describes different ways that institutions can access private debt – including direct lending, multi-strategy vehicles and niche

  • VIDEO: Pensions Question Traditional De-Risking Approach

    David Druley explains why growth-oriented assets among nontraditional sources of beta and high-alpha-potential investments, such as hedge funds and private investing, can help defined benefit plans

  • November 2015

    Activist Investors Display a Lighter Touch

    Wall Street Journal examines the growing trend of activist investors taking lighter role in companies’ transitions. Marcos Veremis, a Managing Director in Cambridge Associates’ London office,

  • November 2015

    Investors eyeing alternative credit in face of interest rate rise

    Article discusses increasing institutional interest in alternative credit investments. Cambridge Associates’ Adam Perez discusses how institutional investors are going about implementing alt credit into their portfolios.

  • November 2015

    The Argument for Private Equity

    Article examines private equity and its role in pensions’ investment portfolios. A Cambridge Associates report, “Private Investments: Filling a Pension’s Return Void,” finds that private investments may offer

  • October 2015

    Consultant cools the DGF hype

    Article reports on diversified growth funds (DGF) as fastest-growing institutional investment. Alex Koriath, Head of UK Pensions at Cambridge Associates, warns investors to be selective when

  • October 2015

    Shale Oil Explorers Face a Cautious Buyer’s Market

    Cambridge Associates’ Meagan Nichols offers her long-term view on private oil deals in an article that examines low volume of private equity deals in oil and gas

  • October 2015

    UK overhaul of local pensions could boost hedge fund investments

    Article discusses UK Chancellor’s plan to merge local UK government pensions into larger, regional pensions. Alex Koriath, Head of UK Pensions at Cambridge Associates, notes that

  • September 2015

    Why Mandatory Spending Limits for College and University Endowments Could Backfire

    In a bylined article published by Institutional Investor, Chief Investment Strategist, Celia Dallas, argues that calls for mandatory college and university endowment spending are misguided. Cambridge Associates

  • September 2015

    Volatility making asset prices ‘more realistic’ for private equity

    Article reporting on the AVCAL Alpha conference in Sydney, Australia, and remarks from private equity industry leaders on the effects of recent market volatility on PE

  • September 2015

    Hedge Funds Could Offer Relief For Ailing Pension Plans

    In a contributed article, Cambridge Associates’ Alex Koriath, head of UK pensions, describes how a masterfully implemented hedge fund allocation can help pension funds in the

  • September 2015

    Taxpayers, More Pension Burdens Headed Your Way

    Article examines trend of public pension fund managers across the US cutting their investment return targets to lowest levels since 1980s, and what those changes imply

  • August 2015

    Endowment and Pension Managers Stay Calm Amid Market Volatility

    Survey of leaders in the endowment and foundation investment consulting industry on their reactions to August 2015 volatility in U.S. stock markets. Cambridge Associates’ Chairman and

  • August 2015

    More fallout likely after China’s renminbi move

    Following China’s decision to devalue its currency, this article reviews the move’s implications for investors and markets in Asia. Cambridge Associates’ Aaron Costello adds that a

  • July 2015

    Environmental and Social Indexes Target Millennial Investors

    Article outlines how millennial investors are driving asset managers to create products that align with socially responsible investing (SRI) guidelines. Jessica Matthews, Head of Mission-Related Investing

  • July 2015

    Fed Rate Rise ‘Not the Only Show in Town’

    Article discusses how the expected Fed Reserve interest rate increase should not be the top priority for pension funds. Alex Koriath, head of UK pensions at

  • June 2015

    Impact Investing Returns

    Article outlines the findings of the Impact Investing Benchmark, developed by Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network. Cambridge Associates’ Jessica Matthews points to the

  • June 2015

    Impact investment produces market returns and tackles poverty

    Article explores the recent rise of impact investing as a burgeoning asset class. Jessica Matthews, head of Cambridge Associates’ Mission-Related Investing Practice, describes the findings of

  • June 2015

    Longevity gains giving plan executives headaches

    Article examines the rise in life span and longevity expectations, and how pension fund managers are responding. Cambridge Associates’ head of global pension advising, David Druley,

  • June 2015

    Managers Tackle Hot Button Issues to Meet ESG Demand

    Articles investigates increasing institutional interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment opportunities. Cambridge Associates’ head of mission-related investing, Jessica Matthews, describes how institutions are pushing asset

  • May 2015

    How is UK pension schemes’ appetite for smart beta changing?

    Article looks at growing popularity of “smart beta” strategies among UK pensions. Cambridge Associates’ Alex Koriath warns against guarantees of zero volatility and great performance put

  • May 2015

    Time to Check in on Private Equity

    In this guest article, Cambridge Associates’ Andrea Auerbach writes on the current state of the private equity industry. She argues that smart institutions will look to

  • May 2015

    At the end of the beta-driven bull market lies active management

    In a commentary article, Cambridge Associates’ Alex Koriath writes that active management will remain important for UK pension schemes, even more so as the U.S. public

  • May 2015

    Cambridge: Larger co-investments may mean fewer losses but fewer big wins

    This article on the findings of Cambridge Associates’ research report on co-investments, highlights that co-investments alongside larger private equity funds generally yield fewer big wins than

  • May 2015

    2015 Investment Management Awards: Sandra Urie

    Article profiles Cambridge Associates Chairman and CEO Sandra Urie’s career, following the announcement that she won an Institutional Investor 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read the full

  • Forget asset allocation, it’s all risk

    Article looks at the trend of institutional investors refocusing their portfolios on risk allocation, rather than asset allocation. Cambridge Associates’ Adam Duncan notes that risk premia

  • April 2015

    Investors Warned Over Performance of Co-Investments

    Article summarizes Cambridge Associates report on co-investments. Report co-author Andrea Auerbach notes that although not every co-investment will outperform, co-investments do provide potential for alpha. Read

  • March 2015

    The Asian Opportunity for Hedge Funds

    In a contributed  article, Cambridge Associates’ Damien Tan writes on the potential for certain Asia-focused hedge funds to generate excess returns. He notes the importance of

  • February 2015

    Private equity opportunities in emerging markets

    In an interview filmed at the SuperReturn Europe Conference, Cambridge Associates’ Anouk van der Boor argues that developed markets private equity is overvalued and that there

  • February 2015

    The debate about private equity’s economic cycle

    Article summarizes Andrea Auerbach’s presentation on the state of private equity at the SuperInvestor U.S. 2015 Conference. Auerbach points out that the capital overhang for private

  • January 2015

    2015 Investor Outlook: Cambridge Associates rides the wave of momentum strategies

    Cambridge Associates’ Ed O’Malley is quoted on his outlook for the hedge fund industry in 2015. He notes his confidence in funds with tactical diversifying strategies

  • January 2015

    Institutional Demand Surges in Emerging Market Equity

    Article examines the growing institutional demand for emerging market public equities. Wade O’Brien of Cambridge Associates notes that, compared to the high valuations of U.S. equities,

  • January 2015

    Finding five exceptional hedge funds

    Cambridge Associates’ Jon Hansen argues that hedge fund management fees should be progressively reduced as funds get larger, and that fees should not be profit centers

  • January 2015

    Back to Reality

    Article looks at the real estate finance sector in the post-financial crisis era. Cambridge Associates’ Johnny Adji points out that investment opportunities in Asia vary greatly

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