News Capability: Pensions

CFO Magazine | NEWS May 2019
Four Key Strategies for Managing Pension Risk

CFOs at companies that offer defined benefits might be forgiven for feeling frustrated that, in addition to oversight responsibility for company financial performance, shareholder relations, accounting, tax, and myriad other functions, they also have to manage a pension plan.  While overseeing pension plans is increasingly complex and there’s no silver bullet solution, Brian McDonnell, Head…
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Pensions & Investments | NEWS March 2019
Institutional Flood Coming to China A-shares Market

With mainland stocks and bonds set to become material components of global benchmarks this year, institutional investors should be methodically sketching out their approach to China. Aaron Costello, Cambridge Associates’ Head of Asia-Pacific, lays out a compelling case for making dedicated allocations to China in this Pensions & Investments story. Read the full article here.
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NEWS June 2016
Investment Insights from Cambridge Associates: Sona Menon and George Hasiotis

Capitalize for Kids Investor Series featured Cambridge Associates’ head of North American pensions Sona Menon and managing director George Hasiotis in a Q&A to discuss investment insights on portfolio strategy and alternative investments in this current environment. “As investors navigate the current environment, they should recognize that the market, or beta, simply may not be enough…
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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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