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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 […]

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

FundFire Video

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

Pensions & Investments

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

Gold Investor, World Gold Council

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 […]

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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 […]

Pension Trustees Should Recognize the Often-Forgotten Benefit of Hedge Funds as Capital Protectors and Keep in Mind the Opportunities for Potential Fee and Term Negotiations

Long-term returns are compelling over various market cycles, and manager selection remains critical during these uncertain times The global investment firm suggests only about 250 of the world’s nearly 11,000 hedge funds merit institutional capital LONDON (January 11, 2017) – Pension fund trustees should keep in mind the real value of hedge funds as a […]

After Weak First Quarter, Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in U.S. Rebounded During Q2 2016, According to Cambridge Associates

Boston (December 12, 2016) – Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) funds in the U.S. showed stronger performance in the second quarter of 2016 than the first, according to Cambridge Associates benchmark indices of the two alternative asset classes. Energy investments helped generate the rebound for the PE benchmark, and returns from healthcare VC […]

Many Pension Funds Will Struggle To Close Their Funding Gap Unless They Reduce Their Reliance On Public Equities And Other Liquid Assets

New analysis shows pension funds could achieve the hat-trick of lowering risk, growing assets and maintaining sufficient ready capital to pay benefits if they considered reducing liquidity by switching from public equities to private investments December 1, 2016 (London) – Pension funds are too focused on holding liquid assets to the detriment of the long-term […]

ESG Factors Have Helped Investors Achieve Significant Outperformance in Emerging Markets

More than 50 Percent of the Excess Return Delivered over the First Three Years of the MSCI Emerging Markets ESG Index was Attributable to ESG Factors Such as Carbon Emissions, Product Safety and Business Ethics While ESG Data in Isolation Has Been Less Predictive of Returns in Developed Markets, Many Active Managers Integrating ESG Analysis […]

PE, VC Funds in Developed Markets Outside the U.S. Beat Public Markets in 1Q 2016; Performance in Emerging Markets Weaker

BOSTON (October 19, 2016) – Private equity and venture capital funds in developed markets outside the U.S. outperformed public markets in the same regions in the first quarter of 2016. However, private investment funds in emerging markets barely broke even and significantly underperformed the comparable public markets. The Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex U.S. Developed […]

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