Investment Fund Performance
Q3 2022 UPDATE / October 4, 2022
As mentioned last quarter, the markets continue to experience increased volatility in 2022 due to:
- Highest inflation levels in 40 years
- Global central banks aggressively tighten
- Fed rate hikes lead to continued bond losses
- Stocks in bear market, closing the quarter near YTD lows
- Higher probability of a global recession
- S. dollar near 40 year high
- Global challenges abound, including high energy prices in Europe
U.S. stocks in the S&P 500 have declined 23.9% YTD. Small-cap stocks in the Russell 2000 declined 25.1%. International developed market stocks in the MSCI EAFE index were down 27.1%. Bonds also struggled with the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index down 14.6%.
We remain focused on the long-term nature of endowments, portfolio diversification, and a disciplined approach. Our investment manager, Wespath Institutional Investments, shares the same investment philosophy. Wespath has successfully weathered many market downturns over the past century and will continue to prudently manage our assets, staying true to their long-term investment approach. Additional Q3 comments from Wespath can be found at: https://www.wespath.com/Investor-Resources/Blog/0046
Benchmark performance comparisons will be available later this month once the Lipper Median returns are released.
|Sept. 30, 2022 Performance|
Fund Details – Q3 2022
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