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.

Unquote | NEWS April 2020
Q&A: Cambridge Associates’ Featherby on PE’s time to shine

Senior Investment Director Joshua Featherby shares his thoughts on the short- and longer-term outlook for private equity in the post coronavirus market. “Private equity has an important role to play in the local and global economy, and I believe this will be true, if not truer, coming out of this crisis.” Read the full Q&A…
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Research Note April 2020
Liability Hedging in Response to Pandemic Crisis

April 8, 2020 – The economic impact from the COVID-19 virus has been swift, creating a dichotomy between “risk-free” Treasury interest rates and corporate spreads. In this paper, we outline how hedging programs may need to re-align their strategies given the current circumstances while continuing to lean on the basics.
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VantagePoint April 2020
VantagePoint: Is It Time to Overweight Equities?

In periods of market stress, it can be difficult to rebalance, much less overweight risky assets like equities. In this paper, we review our approach using multiple lenses: magnitude and duration of drawdowns relative to history, cheapness of valuations, and presence of pre-conditions for markets to begin their ascent. Such an approach can help investors tune out the emotion and dial in on the hard data and most probable outcomes even in the face of great uncertainty. While opportunities are developing across many markets, investors should hold off on broad overweights to risky assets at this time.
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Research Note April 2020
Navigating Healthcare System Investments Through the Coronavirus Crisis

April 8, 2020—The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted significant duress upon the operational and financial situations of nonprofit healthcare systems. An immediate response was necessary to escalate staffing, spending, and resources to provide emergency treatment to those affected by this highly contagious outbreak.
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Research Note March 2020
The Complex Relationship Between Inflation and Asset Prices

March 23, 2020— As we write in March 2020, COVID-19 is spreading across much of the world, undercutting economic activity. While how this situation will unfold is not entirely clear, we have long believed that the best way to guard against future uncertainty is to have a well-constructed portfolio. One key component in that is understanding the relationship between asset prices and inflation.
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March 19, 2020 Virtual Webinar
The Bear Awakens: Market Implications of COVID-19

The bear has finally come out of his long hibernation, causing us to dust off our playbook for weathering bear markets. Listen in to our webinar as Mary Pang, Head of Global Private Client Practice at Cambridge Associates moderates a discussion with colleagues, Celia Dallas, Chief Investment Strategist; Mark Evans, Managing Director; and Kevin Rosenbaum, Deputy Head, Capital Markets Research, addressing the circumstances that have abruptly ended the bull market and evaluating the market implications of COVID-19.

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Cambridge Associates hosted event