TIAA-CREF Small Cap Equity Fund (TRSEX)

Product:  TIAA-CREF
Vendor:   TIAA

Investment Strategy

The fund seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, primarily from equity securities of smaller domestic companies. Using proprietary quantitative models to evaluate a broad range of stocks, the fund typically invests at least 80% of its assets in small-cap equity securities across a wide range of sectors, growth rates and valuations that appear to have favorable prospects for significant long-term capital appreciation. These models typically weigh many different variables, including the valuation of a stock versus the market or its peers; future earnings and sustainable growth prospects; and the price and volume trends of the stock. The fund seeks to add incremental return over its benchmark, while also managing its relative risk versus the index.



Share Class:
Retirement
Inception Date:
10/01/2002


Investment Expenses, Sales Charges, and Fees

Annual Operating Expense

Net Expense Ratio: 0.67%


Average Annual Total Returns

All average annual total returns are reported net of all fees and as of December 31 of the last full calendar year. Past performance does not guarantee future results.


Year 1 3 5 10 Since Inception
(10/01/2002)
Total Returns
26.52%
8.95%
13.06%
7.08%
11.01%

Impact of Expenses and Fees

The table below assumes the investor invests $10,000 on the first day of year one and that the original investment earns a continuous 5% return. In addition, it assumes the investor reinvests all earnings, and makes no additional contributions. The 5% rate of return is hypothetical and used only to illustrate the respective impacts of different fee amounts on each investment. It is not intended to predict future investment returns.

Calculations are done by the 403bCompare site in an effort to provide a standardized comparison of the impact of all fees associated with an investment option. This includes all required 403(b) product-level fees, and investment-level fees. For more information on fees or expenses associated with a 403(b) product or investment option, please refer fees located in Help & Resources .


If Shares are Redeemed
End of year
1
5
10
15
20
Total Fees and Charges
$170
$480
$948
$1,526
$2,239
If Shares are Not Redeemed
End of year
1
5
10
15
20
Total Fees and Charges
$170
$480
$948
$1,526
$2,239