Historical Category Documents

When evaluating funds for category placement the committee first screens for the narrowest, most precise definitions. Examples of categories with narrow definitions would be Target Date Portfolios, Financial Services Equity, Real Estate Equity, Small/Mid Cap Equity, and Alternative Strategies. If funds meet the narrower definitions, they are categorized in the appropriate CIFSC category. If not, the funds are subjected to the criteria of other fund categories. Because this methodology is employed, it is important to be aware of all fund category definitions. It is insufficient to apply the criteria of a single fund category to determine a fund’s candidacy, for any given CIFSC category.