History

History

Cambridge Associates began working with a number of world-class educational endowments in 1973, pioneering the strategy of high-equity orientation and broad diversification. Building on our legacy of innovation, we have continuously evolved over the last four decades, working to stay at the forefront of the investment landscape and to deliver investment results for our clients.

Today, Cambridge Associates is a global investment firm that helps endowments & foundations, pension plans, and private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios that aim to generate outperformance so they can maximize their impact on the world.

We’ve been on the leading edge of investment office outsourcing. We invest in the expertise needed to find and access the best investments around the globe, particularly in alternative investments. And we are always searching for new ways to add value to client portfolios, recognizing that every dollar of return matters when it comes to our clients’ investment goals.

Timeline of asset class introduction to clients
1970s
US venture capital
Real estate
Hedge funds
US private equity
International equity
1990s
International private equity
Active currency overlay
Commodity funds
Private credit
1980s
Timber
Emerging markets
Distressed funds
Oil & gas
2000s
Mission-related investing
Distressed mortgage funds
Royalty payments
Co-investing

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