Sit Investment Associates provides quality investment management expertise in domestic and international growth equities and fixed income. Investment management services are offered across four channels: Separate Accounts, Private Investment Funds, Collective Investment Funds, and Mutual Funds. We take pride in serving as a true extension of our clients’ operations, providing highly individualized service in an increasingly challenging economic and financial environment.

We view investing as the practice of applying a consistent philosophy and decision-making process over meaningful time periods. In fact, the firm’s success is built on long-term client relationships, which in turn are built on a foundation of trust, commitment, understanding, and expertise.

The firm is owned by its seasoned investment professionals, who work hands-on in every aspect of the investment process and client service. We are 100 percent committed to achieving clients’ investment objectives, because our clients’ success results in our success.

Global Investment Outlook and Strategy

May 8, 2018

Investors continue to grapple with a number of issues that could negatively impact economic growth and corporate earnings, most notably rising inflationary pressures and protectionist trade policies. As a result, broad U.S. equity indices traded in a progressively tighter price range in April, forming a discernable triangle pattern post a year-to-date high in late January. Ultimately, improving corporate earnings and solid underlying economic performance should propel U.S. stocks higher over the intermediate term. Interest rates rose during April and the yield curve flattened as economic strength and less bond purchases by the Federal Reserve combined to put upwards pressure on interest rates. We expect this very low interest rate market environment to finally be coming to an end. Investors are increasingly anxious that rising inflation will motivate the Federal Reserve (Fed) to tighten monetary policy at an accelerated pace, thereby dampening the economic expansion. Although an overly aggressive Fed could certainly continue to raise rates to the point of curbing economic growth, we do not see evidence of recession within the next 18 to 24 months.

For more details, including a longer discussion on President Trump and tariffs, please see Sit Investment Associates’ April 2018 Global Investment Outlook and Strategy paper. Click here: Global Outlook and Strategy (Adobe Acrobat) or e-mail us at: siainfo@sitinvest.com.

MMAF Has Awarded Over 16,500 Grants

Since its inception in 2005, Minnesotan’s Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) has awarded over 16,500 grants totaling over $10.5 million to Minnesota military personnel and their families.   MMAF is a non-partisan, non-political 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  It is a statewide fundraising initiative by the citizens of Minnesota.  Its mission is to say “thanks” to Minnesota service members and their families by providing cash grants to those who are making sacrifices in the defense of our freedoms in combat zones around the world.

The tragedy of 9/11 compelled the late Eugene C. Sit, founder of Sit Investment Associates Inc., to create MMAF in order to thank and give back to Minnesota service members.    Sit Investment Associates Inc. continues to support the efforts of MMAF.

To donate and learn more about Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund, please visit the website at www.thankmntroops.org.