Samantha Davidson will join Cambridge Associates in July as president and head of global investing.
In her new role, she is set to lead Cambridge Associates’ global investing team, responsible for running the firm’s investment business and overseeing its global investment platform. She will report to Cambridge CEO David Druley.
She joins following her work at Mercer, where she was a senior partner and U.S. investments leader. Before that she spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where she was an investment leader across several businesses within the wealth and asset management divisions.
“Samantha is a deeply experienced investment leader in the asset and wealth management industry,” said Druley. “Her expertise in designing and providing customized portfolios across traditional and alternative asset classes will allow Cambridge Associates to continue our focus of providing best-in-class service to our pension, endowment, foundation, and private wealth clients, globally.”
Davidson replaces Noel O’Neill, who is taking on a newly created executive role as the firm’s first Head of Investment Implementation. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that Cambridge Associates is finding and investing in the best investment ideas, and that the Boston-based firm’s investment teams are constructing portfolios that are built for results and resiliency as well as utilizing best-in-class portfolio analytics to manage portfolio risks.
Davidson will join Mr. O’Neill as a CEO-appointed member of the firm’s Board of Directors, along with the firm’s recently appointed CFO, Pamela Boone.
The appointments follow Sandra Urie’s retirement as chairman emeritus in March, after nearly four decades at the firm.
“I have been following Cambridge Associates for almost two decades. I really value the firm’s focus on and alignment with clients and admire the passionate team of investors the firm has cultivated,” said Davidson. “I am excited to be joining Cambridge’s investment team to support the 50-year legacy of investment results and client service and to build on this success for the future.”