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.

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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Research Note June 2020
Room to Run for Muni Bonds

In this paper, we aim to assess the potential upside and looming risks for munis in the aftermath of the pandemic-induced muni sell-off and subsequent policy-driven rally. Despite the recent volatility, in our view, munis continue to be an attractive alternative to both Treasuries and high-quality corporates for long-term taxable investors.
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CA Answers June 2020
Have Global Equities Bottomed?

Investors should maintain a healthy degree of skepticism about the ability of the global economy and risky assets to manage a V-shaped recovery.
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Research Note June 2020
GRAT Expectations: Extra Opportunity in the Current Environment

Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) have been a popular and effective wealth transfer strategy for US families in recent decades and are even more compelling now. Despite their advantages, GRATs cannot achieve their full potential without careful analysis of multiple factors, including structuring and investment considerations.
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Research Note June 2020
Finding Credit Opportunities Amid the Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19 plunged the global economy into a deep recession triggering concern over a surge in corporate defaults. Recent monetary and fiscal stimulus has allowed a rebound in credit assets ranging from high-yield bonds to highly rated asset-backed securities, but other markets remain dislocated. 
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June 4, 2020 Pre-Recorded Webinar
The Path Ahead: From a Bear Market to the New Normal

As countries gradually re-open their economies, markets are looking forward to a return to normal economic activity. Are markets too optimistic about the path of recovery? Deirdre Nectow, Head of Global Business Development and Client Service, moderates a conversation with Celia Dallas, Chief Investment Strategist, and Theresa Sorrentino Hajer, Co-head of US Growth and Venture Team, as they share their insights on what the path to recovery may look like and how consumers and businesses may change as a result of our experience in managing through this turbulent market period. Visit Website »

Cambridge Associates hosted event

Research Note June 2020
Hospitals Seek Liquidity to Get Through Crisis

Before COVID-19 most hospitals generated liquidity from their operating model. In our May 2020 survey of 27 hospital systems, we learned that COVID-19 has driven hospitals to search for liquidity from multiple sources, including, for some, the investment portfolio.
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Research Note May 2020
Real Asset Dynamics: PE Energy

It has been difficult to find a more out-of-favor sector in institutional investors’ portfolios than energy over the past five years, and with the recent spread of COVID-19 reducing demand for oil & gas, that reality appears set to continue – creating both challenges and opportunities. Amid the sector’s ongoing evolution, the energy PE investment strategy that dominated the market has become outdated, and investors who wish to capitalize on potential opportunities in this market must re-think their approach.
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