Address And Details
|PO Box 8009 , Boston, MA 02266|
|Fund Manager||Lijun Kevin Chen|
|Manager Tenure||6 Years 3 Months|
Strategy And Objective
The Fund seeks total return that corresponds with the total return of a short-term U.S. investment-grade bond market index. Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in bonds within its benchmark and portfolio tracking index, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1 3 Year Government/Credit Bond Index (the Index ). The Fund uses a sampling technique to create a portfolio that closely matches the overall investment characteristics of the Index (for example, duration, sector diversification and credit quality) without investing in all of the securities in the Index. At times the Fund may purchase securities not held in the Index, but which Teachers Advisors, LLC ( Advisors ) believes have similar investment characteristics to securities held in its index. Generally, the Fund intends to invest in a wide spectrum of public, investment-grade, taxable debt securities denominated in U.S. dollars including United States treasury debt, government-related debt, and corporate issues. The Fund has a policy of maintaining a dollar weighted average maturity of no more than three years. For purposes of the 80% investment policy, the term assets means net assets, plus the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes. The securities purchased by the Fund will mainly be high-quality instruments rated in the top four credit categories by Moody s or S&P or deemed to be of the same quality by Advisors using its own credit quality analysis. The Fund may continue to hold instruments that were rated as high-quality when purchased, but which subsequently are downgraded to below-investment-grade status or have their ratings withdrawn by one or more rating agencies. Because the return of the Index is not reduced by investment and other operating expenses, the Fund s ability to match the Index is negatively affected by the costs of buying and selling securities, as well as other fees and expenses. The use of this index by the Fund is not a fundamental policy of the Fund and may be changed without shareholder approval. The Fund may also invest in foreign securities, including emerging markets fixed-income securities and non-dollar-denominated instruments. Under most circumstances, the Fund s investments in fixed-income securities of foreign issuers constitute less than 20% of the Fund s assets. The Fund is classified as a diversified investment company, as defined under the 1940 Act. However, the Fund may become non-diversified under the 1940 Act without the approval of Fund shareholders solely as a result of a change in relative market capitalization or index weighting of one or more constituents of its benchmark index, the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1 3 Year Government/Credit Bond Index, which the Fund seeks to track.
Net Asset Value
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Equity Sector Breakdown
|Asset Type||% Of Allocation|
|Total Net Assets||179.54 M|
|Criteria||3 Years||5 Years||10 Years|
|Minimum Initial IRA||$0|
|Timeframe||Average Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 10/31/2021||Average Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021||Avg Annual Current Performance Monthly As Of 10/31/2021||Avg Annual Current Performance Quarterly As Of 09/30/2021|
|Life Of Fund||
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