The Consolidated Fund is a balanced, diversified, co-mingled fund managed for Quaker meetings, churches, schools and organizations with a long-term investment time horizon.
The Fund’s target asset allocation is 70% Equity, 25% Fixed Income and 5% REITS. Its primary objectives are stable current income and long-term growth consistent with protecting principal investments against inflation over time.
The Consolidated Fund operates with a semi-annual standard distribution rate of 4.25% for 2016 (this will be 4.0% in 2017) paid in June and December. The standard distribution rate is reviewed annually by the FFC Board of Directors and reflects our outlook on long-term capital market returns and inflation, and it takes into consideration the fund’s unique asset mix and expected volatility. The rate is set at a level that is intended to balances current distributions with preservation of principal over time. The standard distribution rate is intended only as a guideline for constituents who have invested their funds with FFC and constituents may, and some do, take more or less than the announced standard distribution rate.
Consolidated Fund unit value is net of operating expenses and a daily income accrual factor for the Fund’s semi-annual distributions.
|Cumulative Return||Annualized Returns|
|Fund Name||Fund Type||Current Month||Year to Date||Last 12 Months||3 Yrs.||5 Yrs.||10 Yrs.||Since Inception||Inception Date|
|S & P 500 Index||Equity||0.12%||6.07%||17.18%||10.37%||13.30%||7.51%|
|Barclay's Aggregate Bond Index||Fixed Income||-0.05%||0.82%||0.44%||2.68%||2.34%||4.28%|
|MSCI All Country World ex-US Index||International||2.54%||7.86%||13.14%||0.56%||4.36%||1.36%|
Investment returns for periods exceeding 1 year are annualized.
The Consolidated Fund invests in stocks and bonds through SEC registered, third-party advisory firms and, as such, is subject to various risks related to the capital markets and to firm specific risks associated with advisors to the fund. Portfolio construction, asset allocation and portfolio management practices may not deliver desired results. The market prices of domestic and international equity investments may fluctuate and may decline along with moves in the broader equity markets or due to economic, industry or company specific events. International and emerging market investments are also subject to geopolitical risks, country specific economic events and adverse changes in currency values. The fund’s fixed income investments (i.e. notes and bonds) are subject to interest rate, credit, and liquidity risks. As interest rates rise, the value of fixed income investments will decline and may turn negative. Investment managers who work in an advisory capacity may not deliver investment results as anticipated. Investors in the fund could experience a decrease in the principal value of their investment or go through a period of underperformance relative to the benchmark.