Category: Fund-Related News
As noted in TSP Investing Strategies, ten years ago Warren Buffett made a bet that a low-cost index fund resembling the S&P 500 would outperform any basket of hedge funds that might be chosen to compete against it. As you know, the TSP’s C Fund closely matches the S&P 500 index. Ten turbulent years later, the results are in: the S&P 500 (C Fund) won! The S&P 500 index fund returned 7.7% annualized over that time, compared to the miniscule … moreComments Off on C Fund Outperforms Basket of Hedge Funds Over Long Term
The L Funds are about to be tweaked. According to an announcement posted on TSP.gov: Updated Lifecycle fund allocations — (March 26, 2014) As a result of changes in long-term capital market assumptions and a review of the Lifecycle fund asset allocations, the TSP has revised the target asset allocations of the Lifecycle funds. The announcement then directs users to the L Fund page to see the “current asset allocations” for each of the funds. When I checked the fund … more1 Comment
TSP administrators floated a request for proposals to manage the Small Cap Stock Index Investment Fund — the S Fund — earlier this month. This is the third major RFP to manage individual TSP funds in the past 18 months. BlackRock was re-awarded the contract to run the I Fund early last fall, three months after the RFP was first released in June last year. The contract award was made in half the time originally anticipated, with the final award expected … moreComments Off on Will BlackRock Continue to Manage the S Fund?
You might know of Michael Kors from one of a couple sources. You’re into high fashion, in which case you’ll know all about the designer and his fashion lines through the years. You have watched “Project Runway” up to last season, in which case you know his caustic humor. (He departed the reality fashion design show late last year to concentrate on running his fast-expanding business.) You shop on Apple.com, in which case you’ve seen lots of Michael Kors-designed high-end … moreComments Off on Michael Kors Leaves Project Runway To Join…the TSP?
Blackrock will continue to manage the I Fund, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced on September 16th. I suppose the only surprise is that the announcement came so soon. As noted in early August, TSP administrators expected to make a decision by the end of the year. This must mean there were very few – if any – fund management companies that submitted a proposal to manage the I Fund besides Blackrock.2 Comments