Press Releases

US Private Equity was Strong, US Venture Capital More Middling in Second Quarter of 2017

Boston (January 8, 2018) – Performance from private equity managers in the US was strong in the second quarter of 2017, while US-based venture capital performance was more middling, according to the benchmark indexes of the alternative asset classes from global investment firm Cambridge Associates. The Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index returned 3.6% […]

Persistent Corporate Pension Funding Gap Continues to Raise Bar for CFOs and Financial Executives

New Challenge is How to Fine-Tune Four “Levers” Balancing Act Preview: Cambridge Associates’ Pension Practice Leaders Share Their Thoughts BOSTON (November 28, 2017) – Even amid a surging bull equity market, the average funded status of US defined benefit pension plans – the difference between the average plan’s current assets and its projected benefits obligations, or […]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Managers in Non-US Developed Markets and Emerging Markets Returned 4.2% and 4.0% in First Quarter of 2017

Boston, MA (November 7, 2017) – Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) managers in developed markets outside the US returned 4.2% in first quarter of 2017, while PE and VC managers in emerging markets posted 4.0% returns in the same quarter, according to benchmarks of the alternative asset classes published by global investment firm […]

Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in Developed Markets Outside US Performed Comparable Public Markets in 2016

Meanwhile, Private Investment Funds in Emerging Markets Underperformed Their Public Market Counterparts In 2016, According to Benchmarks Boston, MA (August 29, 2017) – Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) managers based in developed markets outside the US outperformed the comparable public markets in 2016, according to benchmark indexes of the asset classes in the […]

Secondary Funds May Be Better First Step into Private Equity than Funds-of-Funds

Secondary Funds Invest in Already-Active Private Equity Funds and Can Generate Stronger Returns than Funds-of-Funds; Funds-of-Funds Can Be Useful in Accessing Specific Strategies or Geographies Boston, MA (August 15, 2017) – More and more institutions are turning to private equity for the first time, in search of investment returns that are increasingly hard to find […]

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 […]