The TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds give you a low cost, easy way to manage your investments through your working years and into retirement. The Lifecycle Funds consist of a series of target retirement date funds in five-year increments where you select the fund that most closely matches your retirement year, e.g. a Lifecycle 2040 Fund is for an investor planning to retire in or around 2040. They are professionally managed and automatically adjust over time—relieving you of the need to make complicated investment, portfolio allocation and rebalancing decisions every year.
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds Are Rated Above Average by Morningstar®1
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A Lifecycle Fund is an age-appropriate, diversified mutual fund where the asset allocation (such as stocks and bonds) within the fund is automatically adjusted over time to become more conservative as retirement nears, and continues to become more conservative during retirement. It is sometimes called a ”target-date” fund, since you chose the fund that most closely matches your retirement date (the “target-date”).
Lifecycle Funds are managed by a professional investment team who aim for a high total return over time while maintaining a diversified, risk-managed exposure across a wide range of asset classes.
The TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds consist of a series of target-date funds in 5-year increments that seek to deliver competitive, risk-adjusted returns through your working years and into retirement. The Lifecycle Funds draw on our decades of unique asset allocation experience and offer age-appropriate asset allocation portfolios to help provide retirement security and income.
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1 Morningstar ranked Lifecycle offerings by 21 mutual fund families based on an assessment of performance, underlying fund holdings, expense ratios, glidepath construction, portfolio management and corporate governance. Morningstar uses a five point ranking scale, with “Top” the highest ranking. Past performance does not guarantee future results.
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