Press Releases

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 […]