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.

Chief Investment Officer | NEWS August 2020
Pension Investing Strategies for a W-Shaped Recovery

Although the markets have apparently righted the ship since the market volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is likely still much uncertainty and potential volatility ahead. A recent survey found that three in 10 managers expect a W-shaped recovery for the economy. If this is the calm between the storms, plan sponsors should consider…
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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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Pensions Age | NEWS August 2020
Managing COVID-Related Volatility

In the latest Pensions Age podcast, Laura Blows speaks to Cambridge Associates Head of European Pension Practice, Alex Koriath, about the COVID-19 related market volatility and how pension funds can prepare for the challenges ahead. Listen to the full podcast below.
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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

In this webinar we explore 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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Wall Street Journal | NEWS July 2020
Private Equity’s Trillion-Dollar Piggy Bank Holds Little for Struggling Companies

In this WSJ article, Global Head of Private Investments, Andrea Auerbach, discusses the contradictory situation where buyout firms are flush with cash but largely unable or unwilling to use it to support struggling older investments.  Auerbach expresses why she does not underestimate the ingenuity of private-equity firms or the companies they own. “It’s during periods…
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CA Answers July 2020
Cambridge Conversations: Theresa Sorrentino Hajer

In June, Cambridge Associates hosted a webinar entitled The Path Ahead: From a Bear Market to the New Normal. In this discussion, Deirdre Nectow, Head of Global Business Development and Client Service spoke with Co-Head of US Growth and Venture Investing Theresa Sorrentino Hajer and Chief Investment Strategist Celia Dallas about what the path to recovery…
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