Federal Thrift Savings Plan's F Fund was the best performing of the $291.8 billion plan's investment options for the year ended Nov. 30, with a 7.89% return.
The F Fund, managed by BlackRock, is an aggregate corporate and government bond fund with 7% of the plan's assets. “It's been a consistent performer,” said Thomas Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Washington-based TSP.
The G Fund — an internally managed government securities fund with 45% of the plan's assets — gained 2.45%. The C Fund, a BlackRock-managed fund that tracks the S&P 500 and has 23% of assets, returned 2.11%.
The S Fund, with 8% of assets, lost 3.38%, and the I Fund, with 5% of assets, was down 11.81%. Both funds are managed by BlackRock; the S Fund invests in smidcap corporate stocks, while the I Fund invests in international securities.
TSP also has five lifecycle funds that were started in 2005. Their performances ranged from -0.96% to 2.23%.