BOSTON, July 10, 2019 – Global investment firm Cambridge Associates today announced that it has been named Institutional Investor’s 2019 Outsourced Investor of the Year (OCIO) and Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year. The accolades, announced at the 17th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards, recognize organizations that “stood out for their performance innovation, achievements and contributions to the industry in the past year.”
Cambridge Associates has served as OCIO to institutional and private clients for more than 18 years. The business has grown as clients continue to fully delegate management of their sophisticated multi-asset portfolios to Cambridge Associates, freeing up time to instead focus on investment policy, strategy and mission. Today, the firm’s OCIO business manages $32 billion on behalf of 102 clients.
“This award affirms what we value in our partnership with clients – that exceptional portfolio management is a high-touch and resource intensive process,” said Margaret Chen, Head of Cambridge Associates’ OCIO business. “It’s this philosophy that led us to build an OCIO business with specialized, boutique investment teams embedded in a leading investment firm with global scale.”
As one of the earliest investors in alternative asset classes, Cambridge Associates’ clients have had exposure to hedge funds for nearly four decades and have benefited from the differentiated return streams, capital protection and reduced volatility offered through these partnerships. While the last few years have led to increased scrutiny of hedge fund returns, Cambridge Associates continues to believe that select hedge funds can serve a vital role as part of strategic asset allocations.
“In a landscape of thousands of investment options to consider, it takes depth and breadth of expertise, resources and commitment to find the handful of investments that have the most potential,” said Noel O’Neill, President and Head of Global Investing at Cambridge Associates. “These awards are a testament to our teams and their pursuit to build custom portfolios aimed at exceeding clients’ investment objectives.”
About Cambridge Associates
Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm. The firm aims to help endowments & foundations, healthcare systems, pension plans, and private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios to generate outperformance so they can maximize their impact on the world. With more than 45 years of institutional investing insights, the firm has helped to shape and implement investment best practices and built strong global investment networks with the purpose of driving outperformance for clients. Cambridge Associates delivers a range of services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, staff extension and alternative asset class mandates.
Cambridge Associates maintains offices in Boston; Arlington, VA; Beijing; Dallas; London; Menlo Park, CA; New York; San Francisco; Singapore; and Sydney. Cambridge Associates consists of five global investment affiliates that are all under common ownership and control. For more information, please visit www.cambridgeassociates.com.