Nothing changed for the Consolidated Trust Funds! The Connecticut Conference joined with the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences to create the Southern New England Conference. While the Connecticut Conference has been dissolved, the Consolidated Trust Funds were created before the Connecticut Conference even existed by the Missionary Society of Connecticut (MSC), which was established in 1798. MSC has always been the Trustee of the Consolidated Trust Funds. MSC also functioned as the business arm of the Connecticut Conference. MSC continues to be a covenantal partner of the Southern New England Conference. All of the staff supporting the Consolidated Trust Funds continue to be in place and all of the partnership arrangements remain in place.
Since 1956, the Consolidated Trust Funds of the Missionary Society of Connecticut have been offering a convenient and cost-effective way for member churches and other eligible organizations connected with the United Church of Christ to invest their endowment and other capital resources in professionally managed portfolios.
Today there are two funds, the Total Return Fund (click here to learn more) and the Eden Fund. The Eden Fund incorporates a Fossil Fuel Free investment strategy (click here to learn more about the Eden Fund.)
View the most recent Annual Report to Participants (Report for 2017. 2019 report coming soon.)
Investment Policy Revised February 3, 2018
As of 12/31/19 (3/30/20 results should be posted by 5/1/20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if posting is delayed.)
|Performance, net of fees||3 Months||YTD||1 Year||3 Years||5 Years||10 years|
|Total Return Fund Performance||6.17%||19.81%||19.81%||9.05%||6.06%||7.51%|
|Total Return Fund Benchmark||6.19%||20.41%||20.41%||8.80%||6.53%||7.79%|
|Eden Fund Performance||6.00%||20.39%||20.39%||9.15%|
|Eden Fund Custom Benchmark||5.96%||20.97%||20.97%||9.66%|
View the most recent Quarterly Performance - Total Return Fund 12/31/19 Report
View the most recent Quarterly Performance - Eden Fund 12/31/19 Report
We try to keep things simple by using a single transaction form for all transactions. If your transaction doesn’t “fit” feel free to adjust the form or add notes. Please feel free to contact our administrator, Apex Fund Services, at 844-209-4631
The Consolidated Trust Funds really are trust funds. The Missionary Society of Connecticut, established in 1798, is the Trustee. View the Amended Agreement and Declaration of Trust
Our Fiduciary Partner (see the Investment Policy for the responsibilities of the Fiduciary Partner) is Fiduciary Investment Advisors. Our relationship with FIA started in December of 2017. Prior to that, we worked with U.S. Trust and predecessor companies.
The funds follow the Socially Responsible Investment guidelines adopted by the Connecticut Conference's Board of Directors. Resolution – Expanding Authorized Investment Strategies To More Fully Reflect the Conference’s Commitment To A Just World For All
In order to better serve all participants, we selected Apex Fund Services, LLC (phone: 844-209-4631) to be the funds administrator. To become a participant, please complete and return a Participant Agreement. Instructions for completing Participation Agreement. Completion of the Agreement will allow you to establish accounts and conduct transactions by mail or fax, permit transactions by telephone (unless you indicate otherwise), and also paves the way for online access to view balances, obtain transaction history, and sign up for electronic delivery of monthly statements and transaction confirmations. In addition, you will be able to process most routine transactions online. Separate registration is required for online access. Important information regarding online access. If you have any questions about this change, please contact Charlie Kuchenbrod at email@example.com or 860.761.7111.
This workshop covers common endowment management pitfalls to avoid, proper gift classification (what constitutes an endowment, different kinds of endowments), the seven steps to a healthy endowment, the primary law governing endowments, best practices for Investement Committees and more. By hosting a workshop, you will ensure a convenient date and time for members of your congregation to participate. By extending an invitation to other congregations and providing hospitality, you will enrich the workshop by expanding the experience and perspectives of the participants. Assistance will be provided with publicity.
This workshop has been offered multiple times and is continuously refined based on the feedback of participants. Assessments have been very positive.
This workshop is led by Charlie Kuchenbrod, Executive Associate Conference Minister. For more information or to schedule a workshop email Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.761-7111.