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

February 16, 2021 in Uncategorized

Calendar Year 2020 Marketables Investor Letter

In order to provide more regular and timely insights around our approach to the Public Equity, Hedge Funds, and Fixed Income asset classes, Makena is introducing a new semi-annual Marketables Investor Letter. This first edition outlines the implications of 2020’s market actions and reviews Makena’s approach to active management in Public Equity.
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December 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have the potential to upend the financial system, the internet, and the very notion of a corporation. But does the hype around this rapidly expanding technology translate to practical investment themes? The latest Makena Insight outlines the multiple functions of blockchain technology as they relate to a well-balanced venture capital portfolio.
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December 7, 2020 in Uncategorized

Women in Private Equity – Privcap report

In Privcap’s interviews with senior professionals in the Private Equity industry, they share a conversation with Lara Banks, Managing Director of Makena Capital, about building a career in an industry that has a small but growing population of women in leadership positions.
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