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Investments Equity & Bond Funds

Equity & Bond Funds

Texas Methodist Foundation provides flexibility and growth potential for churches and nonprofits to steward their financial resources so they can fully realize their mission and achieve their purpose¹.

Through the TMF Equity & Bond Funds, churches and nonprofits can receive returns, stewarding their financial resources to provide a strong base to sustain their mission and ministries.

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TMF Equity & Bond Funds provide churches and nonprofits potential market appreciation over time.

TMF Equity & Bond Funds


TMF offers six alternative equity and bond funds, providing investors with options for diversification, alternative portfolio allocations, and levels of international exposure.

TMF Equity & Bond Fund assets are invested with Wespath Institutional Investments, a nonprofit investment management subsidiary of Wespath Benefits and Investments, founded in 1908. Wespath Benefits and Investments oversees nearly $25 billion in assets for over 100,000 retirement plan participants and over 150 Methodist-affiliated institutions.

TMF Balanced Fund

The TMF Balanced Fund is a globally diversified commingled fund for institutional investors.

The TMF Balanced Fund currently maintains the following strategic target allocations:

  • 35% Wespath U.S. Equity Fund-I Series
  • 30% Wespath International Equity Fund-I Series
  • 15% Wespath Fixed Income Fund-I Series
  • 5% Wespath Inflation Protection Fund-I Series
  • 15% TMF Impact Notes

TMF U.S. Equity Fund

The TMF U.S. Equity Fund is 100% invested in the Wespath U.S. Equity Fund – I Series, which seeks long-term capital appreciation from a broadly diversified portfolio that includes strategic allocations to:

  • Publicly traded large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap stocks (including REITs)
  • Private equity
  • Private real estate

TMF International Equity Fund

The TMF International Equity Fund is 100% invested in the Wespath International Equity Fund - I Series, which seeks long-term capital appreciation primarily from a broadly diversified portfolio that includes strategic allocations to:

  • Publicly traded large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap stocks domiciled within both developed and emerging market countries
  • REITs
  • Private equity
  • Private real estate

TMF Fixed Income Fund

The TMF Fixed Income Fund is 100% invested in the Wespath Fixed Income Fund - I Series, which seeks to earn current income by investing in a broadly diversified portfolio of fixed-income instruments that includes strategic allocations to:

  • U.S. Treasury and agency debt
  • U.S. corporate debt (including investment grade and high-yield)
  • U.S. agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS)
  • U.S. agency commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)
  • U.S. private placement loans originated to support affordable housing and community development
  • Non-U.S. government debt issued by developed and emerging market countries
  • Non-U.S. corporate debt

TMF Inflation Protection Fund

The TMF Inflation Protection Fund is 100% invested in the Wespath Inflation Protection Fund - I Series, which seeks to provide investors with current income and protect the principal from loss of purchasing power due to inflation. The Fund maintains strategic allocations to:

  • U.S. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)
  • Non-U.S. inflation-linked debt
  • Commodities
  • Senior secured loans

TMF Multiple Asset Fund

The TMF Multiple Asset Fund is 100% invested in the Wespath Multiple Asset Fund - I Series, which seeks to maximize long-term investment returns, including current income and capital appreciation, while reducing short-term risk by investing in a broad mix of investments, including the following four Wespath funds:

TMF Equity & Bond Funds* Performance as of 01/31/2024

YTD 01/31/24 1 yr. 3 yr. 5 yr. 10 yr.
TMF Balanced Fund -0.55% 6.25% 0.64% 6.34% 5.75%
TMF US Equity Fund 0.72% 14.97% 5.56% 12.25% 10.86%
TMF International Equity Fund -2.66% 0.32% -3.79% 4.66% 4.18%
TMF Fixed Income Fund -0.07% 4.33% -2.13% 1.74% 2.32%
TMF Inflation Protection Fund -0.17% 2.57% 1.25% 3.38% 2.53%
TMF Multiple Asset Fund -0.57% 6.59% 0.55% 6.75% 6.24%

*Returns represent past performance and do not guarantee future results or the deduction of administrative fees, which are assessed by TMF monthly. Investment returns will fluctuate with market conditions, and investors may have a gain or loss when they redeem their investment. Fund performance changes over time and currently may be lower than stated above. Performance is updated and published monthly.

Wespath Investment Report

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TMF investment accounts are available for individuals, churches, and clergy. Accounts may be opened with an initial investment as low as $1,000. Equity & Bond Funds accounts are available for churches and nonprofits.

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