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Cambridge Associates Private Investment Data Featured in Bain & Co’s 2017 Global Private Equity Report

Cambridge Associates’ private investments data drives more than 20% of the data charts in Bain & Company’s annual global private equity report, including highlights of our recently-launched investment-level benchmarks. Read more about investment-level benchmarks (gross returns of portfolio company investments) in A New Arrow in the Quiver: Investment-Level Benchmarks for Private Investment Performance Measurement. Download Bain […]

Private Impact Fund Product Development to Accelerate

Head of Mission Related Investing Jessica Matthews sat down with Tom Stabile of FundFire Alts to discuss how big private fund managers are diving into impact investing, addressing a perceived dearth of institutional-quality products as highlighted in a recent Cambridge Associates study: Mission-Related Investing: Current Practices and Views of Non-Profit Investors. Matthews explains that there […]

Credit Easing, Regulation Put Plans on Critical List

Global head of pensions at Cambridge Associates, Brian McDonnell, says defined benefit plans absolutely have a future, explaining that “there are many plan participants that will be continuing to accrue new benefits in the private sector as well as Taft-Hartley and public DB plans going forward.” Read the full article here.

Smart Investing in a High-Risk World

In the February 2017 issue of Gold Investor, Cambridge Associates’ Chief Investment Strategist Celia Dallas outlines optimal investment strategies in a world beset by uncertainty, focused on improved efficiency, enhanced returns and downside protection. She says, “Investors that index to US equities or a simple stock/bond portfolio run the risk of missing the bend in the […]

Lack of Options Poses Challenge for Non-Profits’ Mission-Related Investing – Report

Key takeaways from a recent Cambridge Associates study, Mission-Related Investing: Current Practices and Views of Non-Profit Investors, as seen in Pensions & Investments include: Among [surveyed investors] with mission-related investment programs in place, 44% said they have increased their allocation over the past five years and 62% said they expect to increase their allocation over the next […]

Cambridge Associates Unveils New PE Benchmarking Method

Discussing highlights from a recent Cambridge Associates’ research paper, A New Arrow in the Quiver: Investment-Level Benchmarks for Private Investment Performance Measurement, senior investment director Rich Carson explains how investment-level benchmarks can be complementary to the traditional fund-level benchmarks in understanding “the full story of how managers create value.” The new fund-level benchmarks can add greater […]

Cambridge Sees More E&F, Corporate Pension OCIO Clients

Sona Menon, head of North American pensions, discusses the areas that are currently gaining the most traction within the OCIO space. Menon explains, “today, with portfolios becoming more and more sophisticated and complex, using more asset classes, using more alternative assets, a lot of institutions feel that they’d rather give it to a group of […]

Impact Investing Panelist Q&A: Jessica Matthews

Jessica Matthews, head of Cambridge Associates’ Mission-Related Investing practice, walks through the firm’s approach to working alongside clients to adopt MRI principles, creating portfolios that integrate investors’ social and environmental goals with their investment objectives for decades ahead. Matthews is speaking at The Economist’s Impact Investing Conference in New York on February 15, 2017 about […]

Traditional Performance Benchmarks to Fall Short as PE Evolves, says CA

Fund-level benchmarks, which institutional investors have relied on for decades to evaluate private equity managers and opportunities, no longer provide a complete picture, according to research from Cambridge Associates. “Fund-level performance benchmarks – the mainstay of private equity performance measurement – are incredibly important and necessary. But they’re not always sufficient in today’s evolving private […]

What are the Investor Gatekeepers Thinking?

Simon Leslie, managing director, explains that fees and terms have always been an important consideration in manager selection and many investors rely on their investment partners to negotiate on their behalf. Additionally, Leslie addresses global investors’ growing need for our outsourced investment services, a trend he attributes to the increasing complexity in the financial markets. Read the […]