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Forbes | NEWS April 2020
FBR Featured Guest: Sona Menon

Sona Menon, Head of the North American Pension Practice at Cambridge Associates, is a featured guest on this Forbes podcast to discuss the role of hedge funds in a pension portfolio, her experience as an outsourced CIO, and so much more! Listen to “FBR Featured Guest: Sona Menon” on Spreaker.
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Institutional Investor | NEWS June 2019
Here Are the Winners of II’s 2019 Hedge Fund Awards

Cambridge Associates (CA) has been named Institutional Investor’s 2019 OCIO of the Year and Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year. The accolades recognize organizations that “stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year.” These awards are a testament to CA’s teams and their pursuit to build custom portfolios…
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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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Reuters | NEWS May 2016
Public Pensions Stick with Hedge Funds Despite Frustrations

This article explores hedge fund investing by public pensions, against the backdrop of big-name institutions who have recently abandoned them. Sona Menon, Head of North American Pensions at Cambridge Associates, notes that some retirement systems may be dissatisfied with hedge funds because they did not stick with them for long enough. Click here to read…
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Pensions & Investments | NEWS May 2016
Investors Not Following New York City’s Lead

This article follows the decision from NYCERS, a New York City public pension, to remove hedge funds entirely from its portfolio. George Hasiotis, a managing director at Cambridge and a specialist in hedge fund portfolio construction, adds that manager selection is hugely important for pensions hoping to implement a hedge fund program. Click here to…
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Barron's | NEWS April 2016
UBS Cancer Fund Shows Power of Impact Investing

This article explores a new $471 million impact investing fund from UBS Wealth Management, which will focus on driving cancer research. Jessica Matthews, Head of Mission-Related Investing at Cambridge Associates, notes that investors are interested in a wide variety of impact funds, and that there’s rising interest from Asian investors in impact investing. Click here…
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