COVID-19 Resources

In the first months of 2020, COVID-19 spread across the globe, ultimately earning classification as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. The virus has had wide-ranging financial ramifications, among them the emergence of a bear market. Amid this turbulent global environment, we remain committed to our clients and colleagues, and will continue to update this page with our latest insights on the effect of the coronavirus on the investment landscape.

August 2020
Global ex US PE and VC Benchmark Commentary: Calendar Year 2019

In 2019, in USD terms, the Cambridge Associates LLC Developed Markets (ex US) Private Equity and Venture Capital (PE and VC) Index returned 18.9%, driven largely by a strong fourth quarter. The Cambridge Associates LLC Emerging Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital Index earned 11.6% for the year, with middling returns in the second and…
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July 28, 2020 Pre-Recorded Webinar
Endowment Spending to the Rescue? The Role of the Endowment During the Pandemic and Beyond

Our latest webinar explores the findings of a recent survey on how the pandemic is impacting non-profit revenues and endowment spending levels and addresses the role of the endowment in this environment, near-term and long-term implications of spending decisions, and balancing a sustainable financial equation. Visit Website »

Cambridge Associates hosted event

CA Answers July 2020
Will Virus-Linked Risks Overwhelm Small-Cap Equities?

No, we’re optimistic about this diverse collection of companies, and we think investors without dedicated allocations should establish toe-hold positions in developed markets (DM) small-cap equities funded from DM mid- to large-cap peers.
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June 23, 2020 Pre-Recorded Webinar
Finding Credit Opportunities Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus pandemic plunged the global economy into a deep recession by the end of the first quarter 2020, triggering concern over a surge in corporate defaults. Since that time many credit markets have recovered, boosted by monetary and fiscal stimulus packages. Listen to this webinar where Sheila Ryan, Managing Director in our Pension Practice at Cambridge Associates, moderates a discussion with colleagues Frank Fama, Managing Director, Credit Investments; Richard Grimm, Managing Director, Pension Practice; and Wade O’Brien, Managing Director, Capital Markets Research provide an overview of where attractive investment opportunities remain in public and private credit markets, and discuss strategies to take advantage of the unfolding distress cycle. Visit Website »

Cambridge Associates hosted event

Research Note June 2020
The Materiality of Sustainability for Investors

Sustainability trends—including climate change, multi–stakeholder driven society, resource degradation, demographic challenges, and technological revolution—have already impacted investment performance. Investors that incorporate these risks and opportunities into their decision-making frameworks are likely to be better prepared for the future than their peers.
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