Invested Funds & Working Capital
Short Term Investment Pool (STIP)
The Short Term Investment Pool (STIP) was established in Fiscal Year 1976 as a cash investment pool available to all UC fund groups.
STIP allows fund participants to maximize the returns on their short-term cash balances by taking advantage of the economies of scale of investing in a larger pool. STIP consists primarily of current funds slated for payroll and operating/construction expenses for all UC campuses and medical centers.
In addition, funds awaiting permanent investment in one of the long-term pools are invested in STIP to earn maximum daily interest until transferred.
Total Return Investment Pool (TRIP)
The Total Return Investment Pool (TRIP) is an investment pool established in 2008 by the regents and is available to UC campuses and the UC Office of the President. The TRIP allows Campuses to maximize return on their long-term working capital, subject to an acceptable level of risk, by taking advantage of the economies of scale of investing in a larger pool and investing across a broad range of asset classes.
General Endowment Pool (GEP)
The General Endowment Pool (GEP), which was established in 1933 and unitized in 1958, is the regents’ primary investment vehicle for endowed gift funds.
The GEP is a balanced portfolio of equities, fixed-income securities, and alternative investments that provides diversification and economies of scale in the investment process to participants. All endowment funds participate in GEP, unless higher payout needs require otherwise.
Capital Resource Summary & Working Capital
Historical & Current Summary Chart (restricted access)