In the first episode of our Reshaping Industry audio series, we tackle the evolving landscape of racial equity investing, particularly in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and talk key steps that institutional investors can take to achieve racial equity goals within their portfolios.
Private credit can offer distinct advantages in low-return environments, but it also spans a diverse range of strategies, each with their own distinctive risks. Depending on the strategy, private credit can minimize risk or maximize return, but comparing and implementing the various strategies requires thorough due diligence and expert knowledge of the space.
Our experienced private credit investment team works with each client to build a customized portfolio of investments across credit strategies, including direct lending, capital solutions, bank loans, high-yield bonds, and niche opportunities. Our broad coverage of credit-related senior and opportunistic strategies—along with our long-standing manager relationships—helps to provide our clients with access to best-in-class investments that may provide an attractive profile and premium yield in low-return environments.
Economic, market, and healthcare circumstances have been extraordinary over the last six months. However, attractive opportunities exist in some pockets of tech, relatively cheap public equities, and even in credit less supported by central bank activity. Additionally, the importance of investing in social equity has been brought into sharp relief by this crisis.
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Do investors stand to gain more from a Trump victory or a Biden win in November’s US general election? Presidents often have a mix of market-friendly and market-unfriendly policies. Mitigating factors, such as a divided government, can offset market concerns or enthusiasm relating to one specific candidate’s policies. Investors should not tweak portfolios based on election prognostication.
Nonprofit institutions have not been spared from the impact of COVID-19. In June 2020, when many endowed institutions were completing fiscal year 2020 and on the brink of a new fiscal year, we issued a survey that focused on endowment spending and other sources of liquidity for these institutions.
In this video series, several of our practitioners share their current views on both global and region-specific private equity and venture capital markets, recent performance trends, and insights from their latest experiences.
Listen in as Cambridge Associates thought leaders from our Real Assets Investment Group participate in a video panel to discuss the current state of real assets markets and how we are positioning portfolios for the long-term. Join us for an insider’s view of our investment process across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources.
Yes, investors who have made tactical bets in gold should consider scaling back their positions and locking in some gains.
By considering the return profile of a manager along with its size in the portfolio, active risk provides additional insight to risk management decisions, helps build better portfolios, and contributes to better governance.