Henry_Stanley comments on EA Funds hands out money very infrequently - should we be worried? - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: [deleted] 31 January 2018 05:50:49PM 6 points [-]

Is the money held invested at all?

Comment author: Henry_Stanley 31 January 2018 09:35:02PM 5 points [-]

I'll ask; will reply here when I get an answer.

Comment author: Henry_Stanley 09 February 2018 12:18:43AM 5 points [-]

Can confirm that the funds are held as cash, not invested.

Comment author: Arepo 11 February 2018 09:38:21PM 4 points [-]

Huh, that seems like a missed opportunity. I know very little about investing, but aren't there short-term investments with modest returns that would have a one-off setup cost for the fund, such that all future money could go into them fairly easily?

Comment author: Henry_Stanley 31 March 2018 03:39:26PM 0 points [-]

I would have thought so. Putting them into government and corporate bonds is very safe, and would at least prevent the value in the funds from being eroded by inflation.