News Capability: Foundations & Endowments

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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The Chronicle of Higher Education | NEWS September 2019
Saving the Planet Hasn’t Persuaded Colleges to Divest From Fossil Fuels. Will Saving Money Do the Trick?

Tom Mitchell, Managing Director at Cambridge Associates, recently spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education to discuss the impact of climate concerns on investment portfolios. “If you’re just looking from a pure investment standpoint, you will find more profits in the growth potential of renewables and alternatives. It’s been a great time to be divested, frankly.” Read…
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Foundation & Endowment Intelligence | NEWS January 2017
Consultant Spotlight: The Luxury of Time: A Case for Diversification and Active Management

Margaret Chen, head of Cambridge Associates’ OCIO business CA Capital Management, outlines key considerations for institutional investors to keep in mind in 2017, highlighting the endowment model, active managers and manager selection, the role of hedge funds, performance measurement, and more. Chen concludes: “Focusing on the nuts and bolts of investing will help investors weather…
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Financial News | NEWS May 2016
The Buyout Industry’s New Trick to Boost Returns: More Debt

This article covers a discussion of buyout firms increasingly using debt to increase internal rates of return – a key performance metric. Nicolas Schellenerg, a senior director of private equity research at Cambridge Associates, notes that as the cost of debt has dropped dramatically and it may make sense for firms to use it to…
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