Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jul 1, 1999
Ticker Symbol: TISCX
Morningstar Category:Large Blend
As of Mar 31, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $2,645

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks a favorable long-term total return that reflects the investment performance of the overall U.S. stock market while giving special consideration to certain ESG criteria.

Principal Investment Strategies  

Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in equity securities. The Advisor attempts to achieve the return of the U.S. stock market as represented by its benchmark, the Russell 3000®Index, while investing only in companies whose activities are consistent with the fund's ESG criteria.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equitya1.68%1.68%-1.52%9.44%10.05%6.50%4.58%
Russell 3000 Indexa,b0.97%0.97%-0.34%11.15%11.01%6.90%N/A
Morningstar Large Blenda,c0.30%0.30%-1.96%9.62%9.61%5.98%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total expensesa0.18%

 

a. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

b. The Russell 3000® Index includes, and measures the performance of, the largest 3,000 U.S. publicly traded companies based on market capitalization, representing a substantial portion of the investable U.S. equity market.

c. The Morningstar Category Average is the equal-weighted average return of all funds per category, as identified by Morningstar, Inc.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 11, 2015Dec 11, 2015$0.844790000
Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014$0.428250000
Dec 13, 2013Dec 13, 2013$0.354580000
Dec 7, 2012Dec 7, 2012$0.240570000
Dec 9, 2011Dec 9, 2011$0.185830000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar Rating   As of Mar 31, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars1398
3-Year 3 Stars1398
5-Year 3 Stars1225
10-Year 3 Stars893

For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Mar 31, 2016
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Jan 31, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Equity100%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Jan 31, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock98.8%
Foreign Stock1.0%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash0.2%
Other0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Equity Sector As of Jan 31, 2016
SectorPercent
Technology17.6%
Financial Services16.1%
Healthcare13.9%
Consumer Cyclical12.0%
Industrials10.5%
Consumer Defensive8.4%
Energy6.2%
Communication Services4.6%
Basic Materials3.6%
Real Estate3.4%
Utilities3.4%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Jan 31, 2016
Holding NamePercent
Johnson & Johnson1.9%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B1.6%
Procter & Gamble Co1.6%
Verizon Communications Inc1.5%
Alphabet Inc A1.3%
Alphabet Inc C1.3%
Walt Disney Co1.2%
PepsiCo Inc1.2%
Merck & Co Inc1.2%
Intel Corp1.2%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2016
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta1.011.02
Alpha-2.00-1.38
Standard Deviation11.6112.79
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016 Morningstar, Inc.® All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm that is not affiliated with ICMA-RC. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.