Achieving Superior Risk-Adjusted Performance: Stamper Capital & Investments, Inc. Separately Managed Accounts earned better rewards with less risk than National Short Municipal Bond Funds over 3, 5, and 10 year periods. From ‘Presentations‘ section.
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Separately Managed Accounts (National Tax-Free) vs. Tax-Free Municipal Bond Indices
Annual Total Returns, Period Ended 5-31-2019
|PERIOD||Morningstar Muni Short Category||SCI Separately Managed Tax-Fee Municipal Accounts Composite Net of Fees||SCI Separately Managed Accounts Net Pre-Tax Equivalent*||Bloomberg Barclay's Municipal Bond Index|
|Since Inception (1/1/1995)||N/A||3.95%||6.08%||N/A|
Note: Indices do not have fees (trading costs, custody fees, management fees, etc.) deducted from their returns. The Bloomberg Barclay's Index is a long term index, which has substantially more interest rate risk than the Morningstar Short Term Municipal Fund Category. We aim for similar returns with far less risk - The key with this table is that our pre-tax municipal bond returns are around the same as the bond market indices BUT the bond indices posted large negative returns during certain quarters during different periods.
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* at 35% Federal tax rate
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An in-depth performance review of portfolio manager Clark Stamper’s 20 year record as mutual fund manager – September 1, 2010: This article shows that Stamper was able to have one of the longest tenures managing a muni fund for over 20 years in the industry all while producing superior risk-adjusted returns over the past decade (ending 6/30/2010), compared to the competition. Clark Stamper Completes a Superior 20-Year Run Managing the Former Evergreen Strategic Municipal Bond Fund. From ‘Presentations‘ section.
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How Stamper Capital Portfolio Management beat FOUR Muni Categories over a 10-Year period using upside-potential/downside-protection strategy – Read: Stamper Capital & Investments, Inc. Portfolio Management Tops the Tax-Free Municipal Competition Across FOUR Categories Over Three, Five, and Ten Year Periods: Clark Stamper Explains. From ‘Presentations‘ section.
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In the following article, Clark explains how market inefficiencies create opportunities in the fixed-income markets. Read: The Bond Buyer June 1996: Manager Goes Far & Wide in Quest for Risk-Adjusted Returns. From ‘In the News‘ section.