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With Investing, Simple Is Not So Sweet

Milken Institute Global Conference on LinkedIn Series

“Active management is a zero-sum game—for every winner, there is a loser.” David Druley, Chairman and CEO of Cambridge Associates, explains why it is critical for institutional investors to have significant resources, networks and skill/expertise to execute an active strategy well in this current investment environment. Key points of the article include: The best way […]

High-Net-Worth Market Provides Cambridge Associates a Door to Asia

Pensions & Investments

Cambridge Associates Chairman and CEO David Druley had a wide-ranging discussion with P&I’s Asia Bureau Chief Douglas Appell, discussing CA’s commitment to Asia, the firm’s significant experience across OCIO/investment management including running private investment portfolios, and the opportunity set among the ultra-high-net worth, pensions, and other large institutional investors in Asia and globally. Key highlights include: […]

Consultants: Changing Roles

Investment & Pensions Europe

Global Head of Pensions, Brian McDonnell, contributed to IPE’s survey of pension consultants across Europe and beyond on how they are responding to changes in the wider pension sector: McDonnell said: “Increasingly, whether we are retained to serve a scheme’s entire portfolio or a portion of it (for instance a private investment, hedge fund or […]

Op-Ed: Why Investors Should Consider A “Private Equity Approach” To Africa

Capital Markets in Africa

Managing director Martin White and senior investment director Nicolas Schellenberg explain that private equity is a viable option for global investors who are searching for yield and have turned to African frontier markets. Africa reflects a global trend identified by Cambridge Associates’ research in that private markets have markedly outperformed public markets in the long-term. […]

Video: Impact Investors Eager to Boost Allocations Further

FundFire Video

Featuring findings from a recent Cambridge Associates investor survey, Head of Mission-Related Investing Jessica Matthews talks about how institutional investors are continuing to increase their allocations to mission-related investments and the various, bespoke approaches to measuring impact across all types of institutions. To view the complete survey, please visit Mission-Related Investing: Current Practices and Views of Non-Profit […]

A Trigger for Infrastructure Investing

Chief Investment Officer

Indradoot Dhar, senior investment director in the Real Assets Group said, “[Infrastructure] is a market that is growing and expected to take off. The issue has been that, at any point of time in the last 10-15 years, it looked like the market was ready to take off [and didn’t]. This time, it seems it […]

Firms at the Crossroads: Offer Alpha or Disappear

Pensions & Investments

Jon Hansen, managing director and hedge fund specialist, discusses the current hedge fund investing environment, explaining “…Years ago, when we engaged a hedge fund manager on the issue of fees or alignment, the manager thought, `If I do this proactively, it will be taken as a sign of weakness.’ Conceding is not considered so dangerous […]

Op-ed: Guarding Against Volatility

PERE

Meagan Nichols, Managing Director and Global Head of the Real Assets Investment Group, authored an article that outlines real estate investment opportunities and real estate investments to avoid in this current environment of potential rising inflation. “Amid today’s uncertainty, remember that different real estate investments play different roles within portfolios. Investors should start by pausing and […]

Ares Cranks Up Wide Direct Lending Push

FundFire

Speaking at SuperReturn International in Berlin, managing director Tod Trabocco discussed the dramatic increase in direct lending allocations and how it is one of the private fund market’s busiest corners today. Trabocco, co-chair on Cambridge Associates’ Credit Investment Research Committee and co-leader of the firm’s Credit Investment Group, explained how direct lenders are starting to […]

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Cambridge Associates and the Intentional Endowments Network Outline a Blueprint for Action for Investors Wishing to Uphold Aims of Paris Climate Agreement and Implement Environmental Factors into Portfolios

Boston, MA and Essex, MA (June 19, 2017) – Though the United States government is no longer supporting the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of American institutions – including endowments and foundations – have joined businesses, philanthropists, cities and states across the country in remaining committed to the international accord. Many institutions struggle to integrate environmental […]

CFO’s Take Note: New Life Expectancy Assumptions May Warrant Reconsideration of Several Pension Decisions

Many Sponsors Believe They Already Fully Accounted for New Mortality Tables, but They May Get Unexpected “Hits,” Like Higher-than-Expected Contributions, Because of an IRS Delay, According to Cambridge Associates BOSTON (June 1, 2017) – By 2016, financial executives of organizations with defined benefit plans had largely modified their financial statements to reflect mortality assumptions that […]

New Impact Investing Performance Data Show that Impact Funds in the Private Real Assets Arena have Delivered Returns on Par with Similar Funds with No Environmental or Social Objectives

New Benchmarks from Cambridge Associates and the Global Impact Investing Network Provide Financial Performance Data on Real Assets-Focused Private Impact Investments, and Highlight Importance of Manager Selection for Outperformance Boston and New York (May 3, 2017) – Private real assets impact investment funds, which invest in assets such as timber, real estate and infrastructure and […]

Cambridge Associates Announces New Senior Hire in U.S. Pension Practice

Boston and New York [April 26, 2017] – Jeff Blazek has rejoined Cambridge Associates as Managing Director and as a Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in the Pension Practice. Blazek, also a member of Cambridge Associates’ Hedge Fund Ratings and Advisory Committee, will lead the firm’s presence in New York City, where he is based. “We […]

Multiemployer Pension Plans with Union Participants Face Unique Funding Challenges, Says Cambridge Associates

For Most Taft-Hartley Plans, Market-Based Returns on Their Own Will Likely Be Too Low over the Next Decade to Close the Asset-Liability Gap, Underscoring the Need for Greater Emphasis on Active Management, Private Investments and Governance BOSTON (April 25, 2017) – Despite perceptions about current and future rates of labor union membership, many multi-employer pension plans, […]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds Underperformed Public Markets During Q3 2016

Long-Term Performance of Private Investments Continues to Outpace Public Market Indexes Boston, MA (April 5, 2017) – Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds in the U.S. underperformed public markets during the third quarter of 2016, according to the benchmark indices of the two alternative asset classes from global investment firm Cambridge Associates. Over the […]

Nearly a Third of Non-Profit Institutional Investors Say They Make “Mission-Related” Investments, According to Cambridge Associates Survey

The Environment and Climate Change are Key Areas of Focus as Most Mission-Related Investors (Often Called Impact Investors) Intend to Increase These Allocations BOSTON (February 15, 2017) – Mission-related investing, which includes impact investing and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, is gaining significant momentum among non-profit institutional investors, according to a survey by global investment […]

As Private Equity Evolves, Traditional Performance Benchmarks Will Not Be Enough

Trends Toward Co-investment, Direct Investment, and Diverging Fee and Carry Structures Challenge Traditional Fund-Level Performance Measures; “Investment-Level Benchmarks” Provide New and Important Insights for Investors Boston (February 8, 2017) – 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 […]

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