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Endowments & Foundations

Helping to make the world a better place

We’ve worked with endowments and foundations for 50 years, and we’re proud to be associated with so many institutions that are making the world a better place.

Meet Margaret Chen

Margaret Chen, Global Head of Endowment & Foundation Practice

  • Q.

    Why choose Cambridge Associates?


    Our clients get the best of both worlds. They work directly with their investment team but have the research and back-office support of a larger firm.

  • Q.

    What makes Cambridge Associates a good fit?


    We’re agnostic between advisory and OCIO. We listen hard to what the institution wants and will introduce them to the team that we think best meets their needs.

  • Q.

    Why have you stayed?


    I’ve been here 22 years because of our people. Our colleagues always start with what’s best for the client, period. And our people are always seeking out new sources of alpha for client portfolios. It’s exciting.

  • 50 years as an independent, global investment firm
  • 96% average client retention rate*
  • 550+ Endowment & Foundation clients

How We Serve Endowments & Foundations

Why a customized portfolio matters

We understand the investment challenges non-profit investors face. We also believe every institution is different. That’s why our investment teams work to understand each client’s needs. We build customized portfolios that align with each client’s long-term investment objectives, risk tolerances, liquidity needs, and other enterprise considerations.

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Robert B. Rodgers

Connect with the Endowments & Foundations Practice

Robert B. Rodgers

Managing Director, Endowments & Foundations


Coming Soon: Season Three of Our Podcast

A podcast about investments beyond their returns

What do a Vermont dairy farmer, the CEO of a Hong Kong telecom company, President Obama’s White House chef, an artist, the CEO of a 112-year-old Hawaiian foundation, and some of the most innovative managers in private investments all have in common? They are just a few of the guests who have joined us for our podcast, Unseen Upside: Investments Beyond Their Returns.

The podcast returns for season three on Tuesday, March 28. We’ll explore the innovations turning science fiction to fact—and the people investing in them.