Targeted Opportunity (Closed End)

Sit Targeted Opportunity

(as of March 31, 2024)


  • An event-driven strategy that seeks to benefit from structural changes in closed-end mutual funds.
  • Objective is to identify funds with strong potential for a corporate event, such as a rights offering, merger, liquidation or tender that will generate a minimum annualized return of 10%.
  • Leverages Sit’s internal expertise in closed-end fund analysis, gained over 25+ years of active investment in the asset class.

Portfolio Characteristics

Distribution Rate: 8.3%
Inception Date: 2/11/2013

Composite Performance (%)

    Annualized Returns
  3 Month 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year
Sit Targeted Opportunity (Gross) 6.77 17.72 8.32 10.56 10.13
Sit Targeted Opportunity (Net) 6.52 16.21 6.61 8.66 8.31

Total Return by Calendar Year (%)

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Sit Targeted Opportunity (Gross) 18.17 21.48 -5.68 21.64 10.82 23.00 -9.41 14.02 6.77


Performance figures for the latest period are preliminary and subject to change. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Returns are calculated on a time-weighted total return basis, include the reinvestment of all income, and returns for periods greater than one year are annualized. The information above is supplemental to and complements the attached composite presentation. The account information set forth above is for the representative portfolio and is provided for illustrative purposes only.

Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible.  There is no guarantee the Composite’s investment objectives will be achieved, and the market value of securities held by the Composite may fall or fail to rise.

Asset allocations (as % of market value) and portfolio characteristics may change at any time and are not investment recommendations.

Number of Underlying Funds Held by Corporate Event Type

Shareholder Initiative   31
Tender Offer   8
Liquidation/Open-Ending 8
Developing  4
Rights Offering  3
Merger 1

Portfolio Asset Allocation Emphasis of Underlying Funds Held

Equity 50.1%
Fixed Income 49.8%
Cash 0.1%

Sit Investment Associates, Inc. Targeted Opportunity

Composite GIPS Report
Year End Total Firm Assets (millions) Composite Assets (USD) (millions) Number of Accounts Composite 3-Yr. Standard Dev. Benchmark 3-Yr. Standard Dev. 8% Annual Return Annual Performance Results Composite Composite Dispersion
Gross Net
2023 14,990.4    471.1    4 10.7% 0.0% 8.00% 14.02% 12.54% 1.30%
2022 14,218.1    436.5    4 13.7% 0.0% 8.00% -9.41% -10.34% 2.14%
2021 16,385.5 567.1 4 12.7% 0.0% 8.00% 23.00% 20.04% 0.19%
2020 14,371.1 418.7 4 13.9% 0.0% 8.00% 10.82% 9.31% 0.96%
2019 13,274.3 441.1 5 8.3% 0.0% 8.00% 21.64% 18.60% 0.53%
2018 12,196.2 357.6 5 7.5% 0.0% 8.00% -5.68% -6.64% 0.31%
2017 13,340.8 370.5 5 5.7% 0.0% 8.00% 21.48% 18.64% 0.72%
2016 12,668.9 357.7 5 6.0% 0.0% 8.00% 18.17% 15.43% 0.09%
2015 13,350.6 334.6 5     8.00% 0.44% -0.56% 0.40%
2014 13,505.0 328.1 5     8.00% 9.44% 8.11% 0.51%
2013* 13,103.3 169.4 4     5.94% 7.67% 6.88% N/A

N.A. – Information is not statistically meaningful due to an insufficient number of portfolios in the composite for the entire year.
* Partial Year from 4/1/2013 to 12/31/2013

Sit Investment Associates, Inc. claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and has prepared and presented this report in compliance with the GIPS standards. Sit Investment Associates, Inc. has been independently verified for the period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2022 by ACA Performance Services, for the period January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2016 by Ashland Partners & Company LLP and for the period January 1, 1997 through December 31, 2006 by KPMG LLP. The verification report(s) is/are available upon request. A firm that claims compliance with the GIPS standards must establish policies and procedures for complying with all the applicable requirements of the GIPS standards. Verification provides assurance on whether the firm’s policies and procedures related to composite and pooled fund maintenance, as well as the calculation, presentation, and distribution of performance, have been designed in compliance with the GIPS standards and have been implemented on a firm-wide basis. Verification does not provide assurance on the accuracy of any specific performance report.

The creation and inception date of the Taxable Targeted Opportunity Composite are March 31, 2013. Taxable Targeted Opportunity Composite contains fully discretionary accounts and for comparison purposes is measured against an 8 percent annual return. The composite contains portfolios generally emphasizing investing in closed-end bond funds. The strategy seeks to benefit from structural changes in closed-end mutual funds. Opportunities include: rights offerings, mergers, liquidations / open-endings, tender offers and other situations with exploitable inefficiencies.

Sit Investment Associates, Inc. is an independent registered investment adviser which includes the following subsidiaries: Sit Investment Fixed Income Advisors, Inc.; and Sit Investment Fixed Income Advisors II, Inc. On December 31, 2007, Sit/Kim International Investment Associates, Inc. and Sit/Kim International Investment Associates II, LLC were liquidated into Sit Investment Associates, Inc. Prior to 2000, Sit Investment Associates, Inc. and Sit/Kim International Investment Associates, Inc. issued separate GIPS reports, including disclosure of each entity’s assets under management. Beginning in 2000 the two entities issued a combined GIPS report to reflect the entities’ current operational and management affiliation. Total assets for all years presented in the table above reflect the combined total assets of all subsidiaries. A list of composite descriptions, a list of limited distribution pooled fund descriptions, and a list of broad distribution pooled funds are available upon request.

The U.S. Dollar is the currency used to express performance. Returns are presented gross and net of management fees and include the reinvestment of all income. Net of fee performance was calculated using the highest fee applicable annual management fee of 1.00% applied quarterly plus any applicable annual performance fee. The performance fee reported was calculated using the actual performance fee billed. The annual composite dispersion presented is an equal-weighted standard deviation calculated for the accounts in the composite the entire year using gross-of-fees returns. Beginning April 1, 2006, SIA calculates a true Time Weighted Return (TWR) for each portfolio within the composite and asset weights their returns to come up with a composite return. Periods are geometrically linked together. Policies for valuing investments, calculating performance, and preparing GIPS reports are available upon request.

The investment management fee schedule for the composite is 1.00%. In addition, a performance fee equal to 20% of the difference between the Account’s total investment return for the calendar year (net of the management fee) and 8.00%. The management fee for the Sit Targeted Opportunity Fund, LLC is 1.00%. In addition, a performance fee equal to 20% of the difference between the Account’s total investment return for the calendar year (net of the management fee) and 8.00%. The Sit Targeted Opportunity Fund, LLC had a total expense ratio of 1.52% in 2023 including the performance fee. The total expenses will vary year to year based on the performance fee earned if any. Actual investment advisory fees incurred by clients may vary.

The three-year annualized standard deviation measures the variability of the composite and the benchmark returns over the preceding 36-month period. The standard deviation is not presented for 2014 through 2015 because three years of monthly composite returns were not available. For purposes of this calculation, gross-of-fees composite returns were used.

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Past performance is not indicative of future results.