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 July 2020
Should Universities Spend More From Their Endowments?

During the virus-driven recession, universities are wrestling with whether they should dip deeper into their endowments. In this Chief Investment Officer article, Managing Director, Tracy Filosa discusses the results of a recent client survey. “There is a great deal of uncertainty like we haven’t seen ever before,” said Tracy Filosa, Managing Director at Cambridge Associates.…
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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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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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Private Client Series 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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