Cara Lafond

CFA
Multi-Asset Strategist
Boston
1160370731

Industry experience: 20 years

As a multi-asset strategist, Cara serves as a trusted partner to the firm's clients. She researches investment policy and portfolio construction topics, advises clients on opportunities and risks in their portfolios, and invests as the portfolio manager for multi-manager solutions designed to solve specific client challenges.

Insights By Cara Lafond

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Allocating to hybrid strategies: A multiple-choice decision
Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond considers the options available to allocators deciding where hybrid or crossover strategies fit best in their asset mix.
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2023-05-31
Start at the end: How to size and structure private allocations for corporate plans
How should corporate defined benefit plan sponsors think about the private allocation decision? Members of our LDI and Alternatives teams propose a “start where you want to end up” approach that incorporates liquidity and return requirements.
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2023-02-28
2022 Alternative Investment Outlook
Our 2022 Alternative Investment Outlook looks at 5 areas of focus for the coming year and explores private equity markets and ESG opportunities.
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2022-12-31
2022 Fixed Income Outlook
Our fixed income outlook for 2022, examines our views on inflation and interest rates and the role central banks will play in the coming year.
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2022-11-15
When public and private equity converge: An allocator’s guide
Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond believes the time has come to recalibrate private equity portfolios to keep up with the evolution of the equity ecosystem. She offers a case for a more holistic view of public and private allocations, a fresh look at how allocators access growth, and the use of private and crossover strategies in innovative sectors.
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2022-12-30
A credit strategy designed for all seasons
We make the case for fixed income allocators to have an “all-weather†credit portfolio composed of carefully chosen building blocks.
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2022-11-15
Does the credit market still have something to offer long/short investors?
While there may be concerns about the beta potential in credit markets, Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond offers three reasons to stay focused on the attractive alpha opportunities that long/short credit strategies may pursue.
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2022-10-31
Rethinking growth and where long/short directional strategies fit in
With allocators looking for opportunities to recalibrate their growth exposures, Multi-Asset Strategist Cara Lafond shares her “best fit” criteria for long/short directional strategies and explains why the financial sector appears to check all the boxes.
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2022-07-31
A is for allocation: The rationale for increasing exposure to China
Allocations to China equity are widely recommended, but how much is appropriate and why? We consider several reasons why this may make sense for offshore investors.
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2021-06-30
Navigating sustainable investing: Guide for mission-based organizations
We believe sustainable investing approaches can increase donor appeal, enhance positive impact, and add return potential to an investment portfolio. Here, we share insights on the evolving sustainable investing landscape, introducing five key market inefficiencies and how to take advantage of them.
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2022-05-31