Based in Seattle, Cascade Asset Management Company (“Cascade”) oversees the financial assets for the Gates family and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, helping support their mission-related and philanthropic activities. Cascade’s primary purpose is to responsibly preserve and grow the assets of the Gates family, which has committed its wealth to removing barriers across health and education so that others are able to make the very most of their lives.
Led by our Chief Investment Officer, and through the dedication of our skilled teams, Cascade’s multi-billion-dollar portfolio has a history of strong investment returns. We invest globally across a broad range of asset classes (including public and private equity, debt, real estate, agriculture, venture capital, and derivatives), primarily through direct investing, as well as some fund commitments. In addition to our core investment team, we maintain a sophisticated trading desk and operations team and a high caliber investment services team.