A Legacy of Trusted Advice & Exceptional Results

Founded in 1981, Sit Investment Associates is a privately held, multi-billion-dollar asset management firm that provides focused investment management expertise, competitive long-term results, and unparalleled service to our clients.

World Class Investment Managers Specializing in Growth Equity & Yield-Advantaged Fixed Income Strategies

Sit Investment Associates is one of the largest independent, minority-owned investment firms in the U.S. For over 40 years our success has been built on long-term client relationships, which in turn are built on a foundation of trust, commitment, understanding, and expertise. We take pride in serving as a true extension of our clients’ operations. Our highly experienced and knowledgeable investment professionals work directly with clients providing highly individualized service in an increasingly challenging economic and financial environment.

Exceptional Performance and Service

We employ a disciplined, fundamental, research-driven investment process guided by highly experienced and knowledgeable senior investment professionals who interact directly with our clients. As a result, our clients can count on the firm to achieve highly competitive results, coupled with exceptional client service.

Our Investment Approach

We view investing as the practice of applying a consistent philosophy and collaborative decision-making process driven by disciplined, fundamental research. Our broad top-down analysis in tandem with extensive bottom-up analysis enables us to identify, assess and understand the securities in which we invest.

Market Commentary

April 8, 2024

While Treasuries repriced in the March quarter to reflect expectations for fewer rate cuts in 2024, U.S. stocks forged ahead, buoyed by positive economic surprises, higher earnings expectations, and signs the manufacturing cycle will improve.  The S&P 500 Index gained +3.22 percent in March versus the Russell 1000 Growth Index’s +1.76 percent, bringing year-to-date returns to +10.56 percent and +11.41 percent, respectively.  Investor enthusiasm for artificial intelligence and obesity drug stocks continued, but gains also broadened, with all eleven GICS sectors in the S&P 500 delivering positive one-month returns. 

In terms of the economy, investors and economists have increasingly embraced the soft-landing (no recession) narrative after a widely-anticipated downturn failed to materialize last year.  More than three-fourths of the professional forecasters surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics now believe the U.S. economy will experience a soft landing.

Portfolios remain well diversified against a backdrop of generally “fair” valuations for the overall stock market, the absence of significant valuation dislocations, earnings uncertainty, and our expectation for a move higher in volatility from surprisingly low current levels.  The economic resilience of the U.S. economy combined with a “Fed pivot” has understandably raised the odds of a soft landing and contributed to investor complacency (and lower volatility). 

For our latest full Global Investment Outlook & Strategy Update, download the pdf document.


Our broad array of investment products encompasses the complete risk spectrum – from capital preservation to capital appreciation—enabling us to meet our clients’ entire range of investment objectives.


We are committed to a disciplined, fundamental, research-driven investment process. As a result, clients can count on the firm to achieve highly competitive results in tandem with exceptional client service.

Mutual Funds

Sit Mutual Funds is a family of mutual funds covering the entire risk spectrum, from stability of principal to high growth and grounded in our well-defined, hands-on management style and disciplined investment process.

Meet our experienced investment professionals responsible for active management of our client portfolios.