Performance

The returns shown below are based on the Firm’s composite for the particular strategy.  Past performance does not guarantee future results and future performance may be higher or lower than the performance presented, including the possibility of loss of principal.  Composite returns for one year or greater are annualized.

Portfolio Average Annual Returns1, as of December 31, 2018, updated quarterly, net of fees (%)
3 Month2
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
Large Cap Growth (Gross)-14.21%-3.62%9.46%8.62%12.66%
Large Cap Growth (Net)-14.39-4.358.657.8211.84
Russell 1000® Growth Index
-15.89
-1.51
11.15
10.40
15.29
S&P 500® Index
-13.52
-4.38
9.26
8.49
13.12
Mid Cap Growth (Gross)-17.42-6.105.714.6512.94
Mid Cap Growth (Net)-17.67-7.064.673.6211.85
Russell Midcap® Growth Index
-15.99
-4.75
8.59
7.42
15.12
Russell Midcap® Index
-15.37
-9.06
7.04
6.26
14.03
Small Cap Growth (Gross)-20.02-9.133.752.6112.16
Small Cap Growth (Net)-20.27-10.062.721.6011.07
Russell 2000® Growth Index
-21.65
-9.31
7.24
5.13
13.52
Dividend Growth (Gross)-12.03-5.938.457.8912.95
Dividend Growth (Net)-12.22-6.647.667.1012.13
S&P 500® Index
-13.52
-4.38
9.26
8.49
13.12
Small Cap Dividend Growth (Gross)-16.59-16.365.62----
Small Cap Dividend Growth (Net)-16.84-17.244.58----
Russell 2000® Index
-20.20
-11.01
7.36
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Concentrated Growth (Gross)-13.17-4.287.856.5310.64
Concentrated Growth (Net)-13.36-5.017.065.759.83
S&P 500® Index
-13.52
-4.38
9.26
8.49
13.12

Domestic Growth Equity Portfolios

3 Month2
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
EAFE+ Growth (Gross)-14.27%-15.15%0.41%0.26%6.44%
EAFE+ Growth (Net)-14.47-15.85-0.40-0.545.60
MSCI EAFE Growth Index
-13.33
-12.83
2.89
1.62
7.07
Pacific Basin Growth (Gross)-10.57-12.146.733.718.34
Pacific Basin Growth (Net)-10.79-12.955.782.797.39
MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Growth Index
-12.05
-14.59
6.98
4.07
7.81
Developing Markets Growth (Gross)-10.38-13.659.951.498.07
Developing Markets Growth (Net)-10.61-14.468.990.587.11
MSCI Emerging Markets Growth Index
-8.51
-19.55
7.25
1.02
7.04
Global Dividend Growth (Gross)-10.38-7.716.154.939.70
Global Dividend Growth (Net)-10.58-8.465.324.118.84
MSCI World Index
-13.42
-8.71
6.30
4.56
9.67
Concentrated Global Div. Growth (Gross)-9.75-4.628.336.09--
Concentrated Global Div. Growth (Net)-9.95-5.397.485.25--
MSCI World Index
-13.42
-8.71
6.30
4.56
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International Growth Equity Portfolios

3 Month2
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
Taxable Return Plus (Gross)-1.51%-4.24%4.80%4.88%9.11%
Taxable Return Plus (Net)-1.61-4.633.734.048.08
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Aggregate Index
1.64
0.01
2.06
2.52
3.48
Taxable Total Return (Gross)0.88-0.332.943.615.96
Taxable Total Return (Net)0.79-0.672.573.225.56
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Aggregate Index
1.64
0.01
2.06
2.52
3.48
Taxable Interm. Dur. (Gov't/Credit) (Gross)1.611.802.453.075.18
Taxable Interm. Dur. (Gov't/Credit) (Net)1.521.452.082.684.78
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Intermediate Gov't/Credit Index
1.65
0.88
1.70
1.86
2.90
Taxable Interm. Duration (Gov't) (Gross)1.572.612.102.323.15
Taxable Interm. Duration (Gov't) (Net)1.482.261.731.932.76
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Intermediate Gov't Index
2.22
1.43
1.20
1.46
1.83
Taxable Short Duration (Gross)1.902.422.082.613.84
Taxable Short Duration (Net)1.802.011.672.213.43
Bloomberg Barclays Capital 1-3 Year Gov't Index
1.31
1.58
0.96
0.82
1.03

Taxable Fixed Income Portfolios

3 Month2
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
Municipal Return Plus (Gross)-1.29%-5.78%1.83%6.52%10.38%
Municipal Return Plus (Net)-1.39-6.161.315.659.24
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Municipal Index
1.69
1.28
2.30
3.82
4.85
Municipal Total Return (Gross)1.881.923.525.487.32
Municipal Total Return (Net)1.781.523.115.076.90
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Municipal Index
1.69
1.28
2.30
3.82
4.85
Municipal Intermediate Duration (Gross)1.471.242.904.836.39
Municipal Intermediate Duration (Net)1.370.842.494.415.97
Bloomberg Barclays Capital 5 Year Municipal Index
1.58
1.69
1.47
2.00
3.13
Municipal 7-Year Return (Gross)1.621.363.245.546.48
Municipal 7-Year Return (Net)1.520.952.835.126.06
Bloomberg Barclays Capital 7 Year Municipal Index
2.02
1.66
1.86
2.98
4.01
Municipal Short Duration (Gross)1.291.752.183.214.35
Municipal Short Duration (Net)1.191.341.772.813.94
Bloomberg Barclays Capital 3 Year Municipal Index
1.11
1.76
1.13
1.16
1.99

Tax-Exempt Fixed Income Portfolios

3 Month2
1 Year
3 Year
5 Year
10 Year
Balanced (Gross)-8.08%-1.64%7.35%7.07%10.24%
Balanced (Net)-8.27-2.386.566.289.43
S&P 500® Index
-13.52
-4.38
9.26
8.49
13.12
Bloomberg Barclays Capital Aggregate Index
1.64
0.01
2.06
2.52
3.48
Targeted Opportunity (Gross)-8.99-5.6810.638.28--
Targeted Opportunity (Net)-9.24-6.648.546.57--

Blended Portfolios

Disclosure

(1) Gross returns were calculated on a time-weighted total return basis, including all dividends and interest, accrued income, realized and unrealized gains or losses.  Gross of fees performance is presented net of brokerage commissions and execution costs, but does not reflect deduction for custodial and investment advisory fees, or the impact of income taxes.  These expenses will reduce a client’s return.  For example, a $5 million portfolio earning a 10% annualized return over 5 years would be valued at $8.1 million.  The same portfolio with an annual fee of 0.75% would be valued at $7.8 million net of investment management fees.  Advisory fees are described in Form ADV part 2.

Net returns were calculated on a time-weighted total return basis, including all dividends and interest, accrued income, realized and unrealized gains or losses.  Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.  Net of fees performance is presented net of the highest investment advisory fee on a quarterly basis, brokerage commissions and execution costs, but does not reflect deduction for custodial fees or the impact of income taxes.  The highest investment advisory fees are: 0.75% for Large Cap Growth, Concentrated Growth Equity, Dividend Growth, and Balanced; 1.00% for Mid Cap Growth, Small Cap Growth, and Small Cap Dividend Growth; 0.80% for EAFE+ Growth, Global Dividend Growth, and Concentrated Global Dividend Growth; 0.90% for Pacific Basin Equity and Developing Markets Growth; 0.40% for all fixed income strategies, and, in addition for Taxable Return Plus, Composite, Municipal Return Plus and Targeted Opportunity strategies, the fee includes a performance fee equal to a certain percentage of the account’s net return in excess of 100 basis points over the applicable benchmark.  Actual fees may vary depending on, among other things, the applicable fee schedule and portfolio size.  Advisory fees are described in Form ADV part 2.

Index returns are presented as total returns, reflecting both price performance and income from dividend payments.  The indexes are unmanaged and reflect no fees or expenses.  Index returns are provided to represent the investment environment existing during the time periods shown. For comparison purposes, the index is fully invested, which includes the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. The returns for the index do not include any transaction costs, management fees or other costs. Composition of each individual portfolio may differ from securities in the corresponding benchmark index. The index is used as a performance benchmark only, as Sit Investment Associates does not attempt to replicate an index.  See composite and index descriptions.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance.  Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that the value of an account may be worth more or less than the original invested cost.

(2) Not Annualized

Sit Investment Associates, Inc. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

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