Head of Global Private Investments & Partner


Cambridge Associates

Andrea Auerbach is the Global Head of Private Investments and a Partner at Cambridge Associates. Andrea’s career with CA spans more than two decades. She leads a 50-person team sourcing and underwriting private equity, growth equity, distressed, and venture capital funds, as well as direct, co-investment, and secondary investment opportunities. She also heads the firm’s discretionary private investments practice.

As a long-time leader in our private investment business, she founded the co-investment and secondaries practices and is the chair of the co-investment and secondaries investment committees. She is also a member and former chair of the firm’s private investment ratings committee.

Andrea has co-authored a significant amount of in-depth private investment research and is also a faculty member at the Institutional Limited Partner Association (ILPA) Institute, where she has taught classes for over a decade. As a frequent keynote speaker at industry events worldwide, she has also received many industry accolades over the course of her career. Outside of work, Andrea is a Trustee of Smith College and a Board member of the UCLA Investment Company.

Andrea began her career at Prudential Insurance, where she worked in the private equity and leveraged buyout groups.

She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Smith College.