Carrying the highest degree of risk of any of UCF’s domestic funds, the Small Cap Equity Fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of US small capitalization stocks typically with an average market capitalization under $1.5 billion.

Organization Management

Channing Capital Management

Channing Capital Management is a Chicago-based boutique investment management firm providing investment advisory services to institutional investors. Since our founding in 2003, our portfolios have been managed by one disciplined approach: Intrinsic Value. Our research-intensive process allows us to build portfolios positioned to generate solid long-term performance.


BlackRock, Inc. is an American global investment management corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is today the world’s largest asset manager with approximately$6 trillion in assets under management.

Westfield Capital Management

Westfield manages a US small cap growth portfolio, utilizing a team approach to stock analysis based on in-depth, fundamental investing. With a focus on domestic growth equities, Westfield seeks high earnings growth companies trading at reasonable price-earnings ratios and valuations. Founded in 1989, Westfield is located in Boston and manages over $14 billion.

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UCF Statement on Regional Bank Failures

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse and the recent takeover of Credit Suisse Bank by UBS have sparked concerns of a more significant banking crisis and investment losses due to sudden events. David Klassen, Chief Investment Strategist, has prepared this statement to explain the event, market reaction and UCF’s position on our investment strategies. Click to read more.

UCF Exceeds Goal in Asset Manager Diversity

UCF today announced that it exceeded goal in asset manager diversity by contracting of a new asset manager, Xponance, a Black-founded and majority Black-owned multi-strategy investment firm. Xponance will manage a portion of UCF’s large cap portfolio utilizing a passive, S&P 500 screened index strategy, consistent with UCF’s existing social screens.

An Interview with Xponance

As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8, Stacey Pettice, UCF’s Institutional Relationships Executive, sat down with Tina Byles Williams, founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Xponance, to discuss the importance of diversity in finance management, responsible investing strategies and which women have most inspired Williams herself. Click to watch the video.