Investment Performance & Pools

Foundation For The Carolinas provides investment reporting through our investment consultant, Fund Evaluation Group, consistent with industry standards. Reports include:

FFTC Investment Performance Report (April 2017) – Monthly report showing investment performance for all FFTC-managed pools  

First Quarter 2017 Investment Letter

Pool Information Sheets (linked below) – Quarterly reports including detailed asset allocation, performance and expense information for each investment pool

Investment Pools

FFTC offers a robust array of investment options designed to match your fund objectives, time horizon and risk tolerance. Investment pool options are available based on the size and type of your fund.

Anticipated Distribution Horizon (in years)

Pool Details
View pool information sheets with detailed asset allocation, performance and expense information:

Liquid Reserves Pool – Invested in the BlackRock TempFund, one of BlackRock’s Liquidity Funds. The fund seeks as high a level of current income as is consistent with liquidity and stability of principal. TempFund invests in a broad range of U.S. dollar denominated money market instruments.

Low Duration Fixed Income Pool – Preserves capital while generating income. Investments are allocated across four fixed income managers – Sterling Capital Short Duration (40%), Doubleline Low Duration (35%), BlackRock Low Duration (15%), and Brown Brothers Harriman Limited Duration (10%). These managers invest across a variety of fixed income instruments with maturities generally less than five years - approximately three years on average.

Income & Growth Pool – Designed to yield consistent income and dividends while also achieving moderate capital appreciation. The portfolio is allocated 60% fixed income and 40% equity. The equity allocation includes domestic, international developed and emerging market large and small cap equity securities. The fixed income allocation includes short and medium term fixed income securities with an aggregate maturity of six years.

Moderate Growth Pool – Seeks long-term capital appreciation without exposure to hedge funds or private equity. Invested in broad domestic and international large, and small cap stocks in developed and emerging markets. Target allocation is 25.5% global fixed income, 69.5% global equity and 5% real assets.

Passive Diversified Growth Pool – Offers a well-diversified investment option using low-cost ETFs. Invested across a variety of Vanguard Exchange Traded Funds, targeting 46% U.S. equity, 23% international developed equity, 14% U.S. fixed income, 7% international fixed income, 5% Real Estate Investment Trust and 5% Energy.

Non-Endowed Diversified Long-Term Growth Pool – Broadly diversified allocation, offering domestic and international market exposure, investing in large cap and small cap securities in developed markets and emerging markets, with an allocation to hedge funds to improve the overall risk/return profile of the total portfolio. Target allocation is 17.2% global fixed income, 68% global equity, 5% real assets and 9.8% diversifying strategies.

Endowed Diversified Long-Term Growth Pool – Model endowment portfolio recommended by FFTC’s Investment Committee for endowed funds. Broadly diversified allocation, offering domestic and international market exposure, investing in large cap and small cap securities in developed countries and emerging markets with a greater allocation to alternative investments, split between hedge funds and private capital investments, to improve the overall risk/return profile of the total portfolio. Target allocation is 14.2% global fixed income, 62.9% global equity, 8% real assets and 14.9% diversifying strategies.

Alliance Manager Program – Allows donors who maintain a minimum fund balance of $250,000 or more to recommend a strategic alliance with a qualified investment institution. The FFTC Investment Committee must review and approve all investment alliance managers.

GCCT InvestmentsClick here to view investment information for the Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust.

Foundation For The Carolinas does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. The information contained here is general in nature, and is not intended to be a substitute for consulting your legal, tax or investment advisor regarding your particular situation. Any performance data is based on past performance and is no guarantee of future results.


Changes to Your Fund

Current fundholders click here to view potential impact of investment changes to your fund effective July 1, 2016.