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Pensions, Institutional Investors & Government Institutions

We understand the complex challenges pensions, institutional investors & government institutions face

Drawing on 50 years’ experience in building and managing sophisticated portfolios for pensions, institutional investors and government institutions, we apply ourselves to understanding each client’s goals and helping them realize meaningful results.

Why Cambridge Associates?

We build custom portfolios that help drive better outcomes

Each investor’s portfolio is custom built and managed to align with their unique circumstances and goals.

Tapping our specialized expertise in customizing bespoke investment portfolios, alternative investing, and our global manager relationships, we employ a results-focused approach across the total portfolio that prudently maximizes alpha.

  • 50 years working with pensions
  • 80+ global pension investment professionals
  • 5,000+ manager meetings per year

What We Do

A team dedicated to your success

Each client’s dedicated investment team offers deep resources and extensive knowledge. Replicating an in-house investment office, this team is led by a senior investor and backed by experienced investment professionals, including specialists in specific asset classes and other practitioners, such as actuaries, as needed.


Through partnering with our clients directly and dynamically, we strive to ensure an exceptional client experience and optimal outcomes for each investment portfolio.

Who We Serve

There's no institutional investing challenge we haven't met

Our knowledge and breadth of investment capabilities enable us to build and manage portfolios for a wide range of plan types and situations. Whether you’re growth-oriented, nearing fully funded status, seeking support across the total portfolio, or requiring focused resources for a particular asset class, we can help.

We work with a range of organization and plan types, including:

  • Corporations
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Insurance Firms
  • Multiemployer Plans and Unions
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Defined Benefit Plans
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Cash Balance Plans
  • Multi-Pool & Hybrid Plans
  • Specialized Trusts
  • Balance Sheet Capital
  • Other Complex Asset & Liability Pools

Insights From Our Pension Practice

Digital Assets for Pension Plan Sponsors

Pensions have lagged other institutional investors in the digital asset space and may be letting one of the most profound changes in the digital economy pass by. Hear from Joe Marenda, Head of Digital Assets at Cambridge Associates, on how blockchain technology could disrupt plan sponsors’ current portfolio investments and about its potential to generate returns for their plans.

Connect with the Pension Practice

Edwina Ho

Senior Business Development Director, APAC

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