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Cambridge Associates Welcomes its Next President and Head of Global Investing, Samantha Davidson

Cambridge Associates

BOSTON, May 23, 2023 – Global investment firm Cambridge Associates (CA) has appointed Samantha Davidson as the firm’s next President and Head of Global Investing. As a member of the executive leadership team, Ms. Davidson will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, David Druley, when she joins in July.

In her new role, Ms. Davidson will lead Cambridge Associates’ global investing team, responsible for running the firm’s investment business and overseeing its global investment platform to ensure that clients’ return and partnership expectations are fully met.

“Samantha is a deeply experienced investment leader in the asset and wealth management industry,” said Mr. Druley. “Her expertise in designing and providing customized portfolios across traditional and alternative asset classes will allow Cambridge Associates to continue our focus of providing best-in-class service to our pension, endowment, foundation, and private wealth clients, globally.”

“I have been following Cambridge Associates for almost two decades. I really value the firm’s focus on and alignment with clients and admire the passionate team of investors the firm has cultivated,” said Ms. Davidson. “I am excited to be joining Cambridge’s investment team to support the 50-year legacy of investment results and client service and to build on this success for the future.”

Samantha replaces Noel O’Neill, who is taking on a newly created executive role as the firm’s first Head of Investment Implementation. In this role, Mr. O’Neill is responsible for ensuring that Cambridge Associates is finding and investing in the best investment ideas, and that CA’s investment teams are constructing portfolios that are built for results and resiliency as well as utilizing best-in-class portfolio analytics to manage portfolio risks.

Ms. Davidson will join Mr. O’Neill as a CEO-appointed member of the firm’s Board of Directors, along with the firm’s recently appointed CFO, Pamela Boone.

Before joining Cambridge Associates, Ms. Davidson served as a Senior Partner and US Investments Leader at Mercer. Prior to that, she spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where she was an investment leader across several businesses within the wealth and asset management divisions. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Duke University.

About Cambridge Associates
Cambridge Associates is a global investment firm. The firm aims to help pension plans, endowments & foundations, healthcare systems, and private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios that generate outperformance so they can maximize their impact on the world. With 50 years of institutional investing experience, the firm has helped to shape and implement investment best practices and built strong global investment networks with the purpose of driving outperformance for clients. Cambridge Associates delivers a range of services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, staff extension and alternative asset class mandates.

Cambridge Associates currently maintains offices in Boston; Arlington, VA; Beijing; Dallas; Hong Kong; London; Munich; New York; San Francisco; Singapore; and Sydney. Cambridge Associates consists of six global investment affiliates that are all under common ownership and control. For more information, please visit

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