The asset allocation strategy for the Community Foundation of Central Illinois is as follows:
The management of the asset allocation is targeted as follows:
The investment strategy of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois Endowment is to emphasize total return; that is, the aggregate return from capital appreciation and dividend and interest income.
The primary objective for the investment management for Endowment assets shall be:
Long-Term Growth of Capital – To emphasize long-term growth of principal while avoiding risk. Short-term volatility will be tolerated to the extent that it is consistent with the volatility of a comparable market index.
The chart below illustrates the Community Foundation of Central Illinois’ quarterly investment performance for 2018.
Portfolio Return (annualized, Net of Fees)
Benchmark 60% SP500 / 40% BarCap
CFCI Policy Benchmark (Annualized)
-9.16 -6.47 -6.47 5.34 3.64
-7.56 -2.35 -2.35 6.50 6.24
-8.47 -4.80 -4.80 5.36 4.52
The CFCI Policy Benchmark consists of 30% S&P 500, 15% Russell 2000 Small Cap Index, 15% MSCI EAFE Index, and 40% Barclays Aggregate Bond Index, rebalanced and compounded monthly.