Cavanal Hill Money Market Funds Quarterly Commentary

4Q 2023

Market Overview

The money market fund industry enjoyed possibly its best year in its 52-year history, with assets surging $1.1 trillion to a record $6.3 trillion. Money Fund Intelligence1 noted that yields rose above 5% and industry revenues rose to well over $15 billion. Money fund investors earned more in 2023 than over the past 15 years combined, almost $300 billion.

Clearly, barring a massive upsurge in inflation, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)appears done raising interest rates. The question then becomes how best to position the funds for an environment in which rates are no longer going up, and will be coming down at some point. On December 31, the fed funds futures market indicated that market participants expected the FOMC to begin lowering short-term interest rates in March. Treasury Bill prices also reflected the anticipation of lower rates.

Positioning the Fund

Portfolio composition is subject to change

Both money market funds have slightly longer-term agency or Treasury positions to capture higher rates. At the same time, we are aware that economic indicators can change, and therefore keep sizable positions in overnight repurchase agreements, which aid in liquidity, and, in the Government Securities Money Market Fund, agency floating rate notes. We have extended the weighted average maturities of both funds somewhat, buying Treasury Bills that mature in 2024 to lock in higher rates.

Why should investors consider investing in this fund?

Money market fund rates are at highs not seen in many years. At current levels, they are competitive with many other asset classes. With daily liquidity and historically stable asset values, we believe they are a time-tested and valued addition to many portfolios.

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(2024). Money Fund Intelligence [Review of Money Fund Intelligence]. Crane Data, 19(1)
Disclosures

An investor should consider a fund’s investment objectives, risks and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending money This and other important information about an investment company can be found in the fund’s prospectus. To obtain a Cavanal Hill Funds prospectus or summary prospectus, please call 800-762-7085 or visit us at www.cavanalhillfunds.com. Please read it carefully before investing.

Cavanal Hill Investment Management, Inc. is an SEC registered investment adviser and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BOK Financial Corporation, a financial holding company (“BOKF”). BOKF, NA serves as the custodian for the Cavanal Hill Funds. Cavanal Hill Investment Management, Inc. provides investment advice, administration and other services for the Funds and receives a fee for providing such services as fully described in the prospectus. The Funds are distributed by Cavanal Hill Distributors, Inc. a registered Broker/Dealer, member FINRA and wholly-owned subsidiary of BOKF.

You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the Fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

Commentary provided is for the indicated period and is designed to provide a frame of reference. It does not constitute investment advice. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. The opinions expressed herein reflect the judgment of the authors at this date and are subject to change without notice and are not a complete analysis of any sector, industry or security. This document contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s beliefs, assumptions, current expectations, estimates and projections about the Cavanal Hill Funds, the securities and credit markets and the economy in general. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “plans,” “projects,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Management judgments relating to and discussion of the value and potential future value or performance of any security, group of securities, type of security or market segment involve judgments as to expected events are inherently forward-looking statements. Management judgments relating to and discussion of the value and potential future value or performance of any security, group of securities, type of security, group of securities, type of security or market segment involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood and degree of occurrence. Therefore, actual results and outcomes may materially differ from what is expressed, implied, or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. The potential realization of these forward-looking statements is subject to a number of limitations and risks, which are described in the Fund’s prospectuses, and investors or potential investors, are cautioned to review the Funds’ prospectuses and the description of such risks. Neither the Funds nor the Funds’ investment adviser, Cavanal Hill, undertake any obligation to update, amend, or clarify forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

If you’d like additional information about this or any of the Cavanal Hill Funds, please contact Craig McQueen at 303.355.2799, CraigMcQueen@cavanalhill.com, or cavanalhillfunds.com.

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