Investment Topic: Real Assets

Research Report November 2019
Outlook 2020: Ten Investing Themes for the Coming Year

This year’s returns have been driven more by what has not gone wrong than what has gone right. Slowing economic growth and lackluster earnings have not shifted investors’ focus from dovish central banks and a slight easing of geopolitical risks. It is an open question whether investors will remain so sanguine in 2020. Our Outlook 2020 highlights ten themes for the coming year, with a focus on key macro questions, emerging opportunities, and risks.
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CA Answers October 2019
Is Private Equity Energy Dead?

Answers to our clients’ questions about market action and the market environment in a few paragraphs every two weeks. No. But, the game has changed and to be successful, investors should adopt a new commitment strategy. While the industry faces secular challenges, managers can innovate to exploit disruption and generate attractive absolute returns. Private equity…
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Research Report May 2018
Portfolio Benchmarking: Best Practices for Private Investments

When assessing performance at the aggregate private portfolio and sub-component level, investors should take the long view. In this publication, we review how long funds take to settle into their ultimate quartile ranking and highlight our framework for benchmarking a portfolio of private investments.
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CA Answers March 2018
Is it Time to Sell Energy MLPs?

We don’t think so. Investors with allocations to energy MLPs (master limited partnerships) may want to maintain existing allocations, despite their recent poor performance and the proposed regulatory changes impacting interstate pipelines.
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