Category: More News and Updates


Board Reconfirms CRR At 5.25%

The Board of Managers reconfirms its recommendation of 5.25% Constant Rate of Return used by the Diocese and various parishes in the preparation of their annual budgets. 

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Fund Outperformed Benchmark in July

For the period July 1 to July 31 EEF returned 1.23% and the benchmark returned .93%. This resulted in EEF outperforming the benchmark by .30%.

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Morningstar X-Ray of June 30 Holdings

The Morningstar X-ray report provides a detailed breakdown of the holdings of the Easton Episcopal Balanced Fund. The June 30 report reflects recent allocation updates in the fixed income portion of the fund.

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Morningstar X-Ray

The June 4 report reflects a recent decision by the Board to reallocate a portion of the fixed income account, some to a ladder of target maturity ETF bond funds, and some to high-yield (click ti read more)

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Fund Continues to Advance in April

The overall portfolio, calculated by Morningstar, for the period January 1 – April 15, 2021 advanced 7.09%. (Click to read more)

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Portfolio Coordinator’s Report, April ’21

Since our last meeting, the Biden administration has left the starting line with its pedal to the metal …

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Ranking by Morningstar

The Easton Episcopal Fund ranks in the top third among peers. The ranking is based on its 3- and 5-year annualized returns when compared with Morningstar “Moderate Allocation” Funds, a universe of approximately 900 funds with a 50%-70% equity allocation is… (Click title to read more)

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News from the Board

Changes to the Board of Managers were announced by Chris Maxwell, Vice Chair. In 2020 we expanded our intellectual capital by creating an Investment Advisory Board (IAB) consisting of experienced, investment-savvy individuals who might be interested in being a candidate for the BOM in the future, or who have served on the BOM. Neither the members of the BOM nor the IAB are paid or remunerated in any way. All donate their time and expertise.

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Fund Value Rose 3.19% in First Quarter of 2021

As of the end of the first quarter, the fund was up 3.19%, 12 bps better than our benchmark. Our equity portfolios were up and did better than their benchmarks, but our fixed income portfolio was down more than its benchmark. We saw our short term rank fall to 54th percentile for the quarter but stayed in the top 30th percentile for the prior 1, 3, and 5 years.
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Historical Quarterly Performance vs Benchmark

The chart below compares the fund return against our benchmark for each quarter since inception. The column on the far right shows the calendar year (or YTD) return. After the change to internal management in 2016, the Fund performance has exceeded the benchmark 60% of the periods. (Click title to read more)

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