Investing for Future Generations

Makena Capital Management is a global, alternative investment manager serving multigenerational capital. We provide investment solutions to help our clients achieve their goals.


Our Core Values

1. Partnership

Collaboration, transparency, and alignment are the foundation of our work

2. Team Culture

Our greatest asset, built on integrity, meritocracy, and intellectual rigor

3. Long-term Orientation

Crucial to access superior investments and to manage perpetual portfolios

Makena Team

How We Invest

Investment Philosophy

Rooted in the endowment style of investing, we seek balanced diversification in order to protect and grow multigenerational capital over the long term.

Portfolio Solutions

Makena specializes in constructing alternative asset class portfolios of high-quality investment opportunities.

Manager Selection & Due Diligence

Manager selection and due diligence are our core competencies; benefit from our expertise.

Responsible Investing

Every investment we make is subject to our Responsible Investing Framework.

Portfolio Solutions

Our alternative investing experience spans decades. Invest in our asset class portfolios on a stand-alone basis or as a holistic, endowment-style portfolio. Or, let us build you a custom portfolio as part of our Outsourced CIO service.



Who We Serve

Endowments & Foundations

Capital preservation and growth after a payout

Family Offices

Your investment partner for the next generation

Pensions & Sovereign Wealth Funds

An extension of your capabilities

November 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Makena 2020 ESG Report

By integrating ESG factors into our investment activities, we believe we can materially enhance financial and operating outcomes. Makena’s 2020 ESG Report examines our philosophy and process around ESG integration, and reviews the evolution of our approach over time.
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November 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

Rebalancing and The Equity Risk Premium

Market drawdowns throw portfolios out of balance and force investors to make difficult decisions around rebalancing. With COVID-19 as a backdrop, Makena’s latest insight examines the equity risk premium (“ERP”) through historical downturns as a guide for investors rebalancing into risk assets.
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November 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Lara Banks – Named to WSJ’s Women to Watch

Congratulations to Lara Banks, Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Equity at Makena Capital for being named as a Woman to Watch in The Wall Street Journal Pro’s Private Equity Analyst November issue. The publication highlights Lara’s role sourcing and executing Makena’s investments in and alongside high-quality private equity and venture capital managers and her leadership of the firm’s ESG commitments.
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