Socially Responsible Investment Approach
The performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Returns and the principal value of your contributions will fluctuate so that when sold may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. For performance data current to the most recent month-end, please visit the performance section of tiaa.org and search for the respective fund.
Consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully. Go to tiaa.org for fund prospectuses that contain this and other information. Read carefully. Please note that investing involves market risk. Investments in fixed income securities are not guaranteed and are subject to interest rate, inflation, and credit risks. Investments in foreign securities are subject to special risks, including currency fluctuation and political and economic instability. Investments in socially responsible funds are subject to social criteria risk, namely the risk that because social criteria exclude securities of certain issuers for non-financial reasons, investors may forgo some market opportunities available to those that don’t use these criteria.
The risks that the fund is subject to include asset allocation risk, active management risk and social criteria risk, namely the risk that social criteria exclude securities of certain issuers for non-financial reasons; investors may forgo some market opportunities available to those that don’t use these criteria.
Allocations to each of these funds will be subject to fund operating expenses. Please refer to each fund’s current prospectus for a detailed description of all fees and expenses.
The fund's benchmark is a weighted average of the benchmark for each of the underlying funds in which the fund invests. The composite index is created by applying the performance of the benchmark indices in proportion to each fund's target allocations across the market sectors.
1Inception date is the date the investment initially launched.
2Estimated investment fee presented for the Socially Responsible blends is for illustrative purposes. The estimated fee represents the blended fee of the underlying funds according to their target percentages. Actual blended fees may vary as the ratio of underlying funds may deviate slightly on a daily basis from their target allocation.
3The annual expense charge may include fees for the Social Choice fund and fees for the underlying funds; in general, Social Choice Funds indirectly bear their pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by the underlying funds.
4The fund's benchmark is a weighted average of the benchmark for each of the underlying funds in which the fund invests. The composite index is created by applying the performance of the benchmark indices in proportion to each fund's target allocations across the market sectors.
The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the stocks of the 3,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, based on market capitalization. The index measures the performance of about 98% of the total market capitalization of the publicly traded U.S. equity market. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index measures the performance of the U.S. investment-grade, fixed-rate bond market, including government and credit securities, agency mortgage pass-through securities, asset-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities.
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