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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 […]

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 […]