The fund seeks to minimize risk and enhance return on short-term cash for State, municipalities and other political subdivisions. STIF employs a top-down approach to developing its investment strategy. Starting with the objectives of the fund, STIF considers constraints outlined in its investment policy, which include parameters on liquidity management, maturity targets and permissible investment types.
STIF implements an investment strategy that assures the portfolio is well diversified.
As of December 31, 2016, the largest asset allocation categories were:
- Deposit Instruments (42%)
- Commercial Paper and Corporate Securities (25%)
- Federal Agency Securities (21%)
- Michael Terry, Principal Investment Officer
- Paul Coudert, Investment Officer
- Marc Gagnon, Securities Analyst
- Peter Gajowiak, Securities Analyst
- Barbara Szuba, Accountant
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Performance vs. Benchmark
During the quarter ending December 31, 2016, the Fund earned an average annualized yield of 0.47 percent, which was
12 basis points above the iMoneyNet Rated Money Fund Report Average – Taxable institutional rate of 0.35 percent. Throughout the period we maintained a high level of liquidity and a short average portfolio maturity.