|Fund Assets (Millions):||$69.3|
|Average Maturity:||7.9 Years|
|Effective Duration:||0.6 Years|
|Minimum Investment Amount:||$5,000|
|Minimum IRA Investment Amount:||$2,000|
Fund Objectives and Strategy
The Sit Quality Income Fund objective is to provide high current income and safety of principal by investing, under normal market conditions, at least 80% of its assets in debt securities issued by the U.S. government and its agencies, debt securities issued by corporations, mortgage and other asset-backed securities.
The Fund invests at least 50% of its assets in U.S. government debt securities, which are securities issued, guaranteed or insured by the U.S. government, its agencies or instrumentalities. The balance of the Fund’s assets will be invested in investment-grade debt securities issued by corporations and municipalities, and mortgage and other asset-backed securities. Investment-grade debt securities are rated at the time of purchase within the top four rating categories by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization or of comparable quality as determined by the Adviser. The Fund’s dollar-weighted average portfolio quality is expected to be “A” or better.
The Sit Mutual Funds’ investment adviser is Sit Investment Associates, Inc. It is an employee-owned firm founded in 1981 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently manages $13.8 billion (as of 9/30/17). The firm’s sole business is investment management.