Internal Equity Management
The majority of the Common Retirement Fund's domestic equity exposure is managed and traded by internal staff. Since 1978, the CRF's internal domestic equity staff has utilized indexing strategies as a low-cost, efficient method to gain exposure to the U.S. equity markets. Over three-quarters of the domestic equity exposure is managed using internal index management. Internal Equity Management staff now manage the following funds: S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400; S&P SmallCap 600, HSBC Climate Change Index and FTSE Environmental Technology Index. The staff continually strives to lower costs and improve the efficiency of equity trading.