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Invest 529 Investment Options and Performance

Active Conservative Portfolio

Investment Strategy

The Active Conservative Portfolio maintains a target asset allocation of 22.80% equity, 77.20% fixed income. This target asset allocation is comprised of the following Sub-asset Classes and Funds:

  • 8.60% Allocation Large-Cap Domestic Equity, managed by The Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • 0.90% Small–Cap Domestic Equity, managed by The Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • 3.40% International Equity, managed by Capital Research and Management Co.
  • 3.40% International Equity managed by Wellington Management Company
  • 1.30% Emerging Markets Equity, managed by Sands Capital Management
  • 1.30% Emerging Markets Equity, managed by DFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.
  • 3.90% Private Real Estate/U.S. Real Estate, managed by UBS Realty Advisors LLC, Blackstone Property Advisors L.P., and The Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • 7.50% High Yield Bonds, managed by PGIM Fixed Income
  • 7.50% Emerging Markets Debt, managed by Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers
  • 19.40% Market Fixed Income, managed by The Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • 42.80% Stable Value, managed by Invesco Advisers, Inc.

The majority of the underlying allocations of the Active Conservative Portfolio employ an Active Management strategy. A full description of each underlying Fund’s investment strategy can be found in the Target Enrollment Portfolios section of the Invest529 Program Description.

Investment Portfolio Unit Value Daily Change YTD Return1 1 Month2 3 Month2 1 Year2 3 Year2 5 Year2 10 Year2 Since Inception2 Inception Date Expense Ratio
Active Conservative $14.24 0.38% 2.64% 1.43% 1.33% 7.85% 1.28% 3.81% N/A 4.14% Oct 2015 0.199%
Benchmark 1.52% 1.41% 8.06% 1.43% 3.57% N/A 3.92%

1. YTD Return as of 6/12/2024.
2. Total Returns as of 05/31/2024.

Average Annual Returns

Updated Monthly as of 05/31/2024

1 Year 3 Year 5 Year Since Inception Oct 2015
Active Conservative Portfolio 7.85% 1.28% 3.81% 4.14%


The Active Conservative Portfolio’s Benchmark is a blended composite benchmark reflecting the asset strategic benchmark index components for each underlying investment manager, and an adjustment reflecting the administrative fee for the Portfolio:

  • 8.60% S&P 500
  • 0.90% CRSP US Small Cap Index
  • 3.40% MSCI ACWI ex US
  • 3.40% MSCI EAFE
  • 2.60% MSCI Emerging Markets
  • 3.90% NCREIF NFI ODCE & MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index (blend)
  • 7.50% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. High Yield Ba/B 1% Issuer Cap
  • 7.50% JP Morgan Emerging Bond Market Index Global Diversified
  • 19.40% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Float Adjusted
  • 42.80% iMoneyNet Taxable Index

Portfolio Fees as of 5/31/2024

Fee Type Percent
Asset Management Fees 0.152%
Administrative Fee 0.047%
Expense Ratio (Asset Management + Administrative Fee) 0.199%

Historical Prices

Date Price
6/12/2024 $14.24
6/11/2024 $14.18
6/10/2024 $14.18
6/7/2024 $14.18
6/6/2024 $14.22

Investment Risks

A complete description of each of the risks associated with the underlying Funds of the Active Conservative Portfolio can be found in the Invest529 Program Description. Information on obtaining prospectuses for the respective Funds is also contained in the Invest529 Program Description.

Current Target Asset Allocation

% Sub-asset Class Investment Manager
8.60 Large Cap Domestic Equity The Vanguard Group, Inc.
0.90 Small-Cap Domestic Equity The Vanguard Group, Inc.
3.40 International Equity Capital Research and Management Co.
3.40 International Equity Wellington Management Company
1.30 Emerging Markets Equity Sands Capital Management
1.30 Emerging Markets Equity DFA Investment Dimensions Group Inc.
3.90 U.S. Real Estate
Private Real Estate
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Blackstone Property Advisors L.P.
UBS Realty Investors LLC
7.50 High Yield Bonds PGIM Fixed Income
7.50 Emerging Markets Debt Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers
19.40 Market Fixed Income The Vanguard Group, Inc.
42.80 Stable Value Invesco Advisers, Inc.

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  1. All investment return information is calculated by BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. Returns are presented net of management fees and Invest529 administrative fees. Returns for periods greater than one year are annualized.
  2. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please refer to the Invest529 Program Description before making any investment decision.