The College and University Flash Statistics Report provides a first look at the results of our 2023 College and University Investment Pool Returns survey. Included in the report are investment pool returns and asset allocation for 160 colleges and universities. Look for our full annual analysis in the upcoming College and University Investment Pool Returns report to be published later this winter.
No. In recent years, many private investment fund managers have painted themselves with a growth equity brush. Limited partners need to be increasingly diligent to determine if they are accessing the truly differentiated and attractive investment profile offered by actual growth equity.
Global equities rallied again last week.
Yes, US-China geopolitical realities are already having an impact on trade and investment flows within Asia. China will remain an important destination for investor capital, but the shift in capital flows, alongside positive domestic structural developments in other parts of Asia, create investment opportunities beyond China that deserve a closer look.
Many defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors have concerns that the longer-term lockups required for private investments (PI) preclude them from taking advantage of this asset class. However, an exemption exists that allows ERISA-governed DB plans to transfer their PI programs to a separate investment pool if they need to—without liquidating them or sacrificing returns.
Our biannual report summarizes asset allocation and total investment performance for 19 of Cambridge Associates’ UK foundation and endowment clients.
We believe insurance-linked securities can be a good fit for many pension funds looking to diversify their portfolios. This paper shares insights on how pensions can confidently underwrite and implement this asset class.
The devastating loss of life resulting from Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel is at the forefront of our concerns. Risk of a prolonged conflict in the region has grown, creating a new layer of uncertainty on many fronts, including the global economy and markets.
Yes. Municipal (muni) bonds have recently outperformed taxable equivalents before taxes and the tax advantage of high-quality munis has grown as interest rates have gone up. We recommend a neutral allocation to high-quality munis in taxable portfolios.
Creating portfolios customized to a family’s unique investment goals and risk tolerance requires ingenuity and flexible thinking. However, the execution of risk management should be more systematic, and families and their advisors should consider four components: strategic risk, implementation risk, portfolio monitoring, and communication.
Highlights our latest portfolio advice and reviews notable data for over 50 asset classes/sub-strategies, with key charts and views from our asset class specialists. Read a short introduction →
Monthly review of market action with the key charts for the month and a snapshot of index performance in major currencies
CA’s house view and advice, written by our Chief Investment Strategist, Celia Dallas
Summarizes asset allocation and total investment performance for over 400 of Cambridge Associates’ endowment and foundation clients
Insights from the leaders of our hedge fund research on what drove performance in the quarter
Presents quarterly representative long-only and hedge fund manager performance.
Analysis of the performance shown in our private investment benchmarks