HOW WE INVEST
The North Texas Community Foundation has developed expanded investment options for the Foundation’s funds. The Investment Committee, working with our investment consultant, Mason Investment Advisory Services, has chosen a set of pools comprised of active managers and index funds. These pools are calibrated to maximize the opportunity for adding value, while keeping investment costs low. For donor advisors, we welcome your recommendation on the investment pool which best meets your timeframe of expected grant recommendations.
LIQUID POOL has no risk and no return, so the value in several years will be the exact value it is today, less fees charged to the Fund.
SHORT TERM-ORIENTED POOL is invested in fixed income, equities and cash in percentages 45/42/13 respectively. Consider this pool if anticipated grants will take most of the balance in the fund between one to two years.
BALANCED POOL is invested in fixed income, equities and cash in percentages 42/56/2 respectively. Consider this pool if anticipated grants will take most of the balance in two to five years.
LONG TERM-ORIENTED POOL is invested in 81% equities and 19% fixed income, so it has the highest risk and return, but it can include the widest variations in balance. If anticipated grantmaking will occur over a period longer than five years consider the Long Term-Oriented Pool.
INVESTMENT ADVISOR OPTION
The North Texas Community Foundation permits donors with fund balances of $500,000 or more to recommend the investment advisor of their choice to manage the assets attributed to their funds. The Community Foundation will retain the recommended financial advisor to manage the assets for such a fund, if the investment advisor follows the Community Foundation’s investment policy with regard to individually managed fund accounts.