Asset Management

TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds

TIAA-CREF Small-Cap Equity Fund (Retail)TCSEX

Daily NAV

 

Day's Change

 

Portfolio Net Assets

 

Gross / Net Expense Ratio

 

Overall Morningstar Rating

 
The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return, and is a weighted average of the applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.
 
 

52 Week Range

$18.54
 
0.15 (0.82%)
 
$2.54B
 
0.91% / 0.91%
 
OVERALL
OUT OF 612 FUNDS
 
$15.96 - $19.96
As of close 04/22/2014As of 03/31/2014
As of 03/31/2014
Based on risk adjusted returns
 
05/01/2013
 
 
 
11/27/2013

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 
The chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made on the date indicated. The total returns are not adjusted to reflect sales charges or the effects of taxation, but are adjusted to reflect actual ongoing expenses, and assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, net of all recurring costs.
 

03/31/2011 - 03/31/2014

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Portfolio Overview

  • Investment Strategy
  • Management Team
  • Share Class

    Retail Class

  • Dividend Frequency

    Annually

  • Redemption Fee 
    Shares held less than 60 calendar days may be subject to a 2.00% redemption fee. Please see the prospectus for details. The fund performance shown does not reflect the deduction of this fee. Had the fee been deducted, returns would have been lower.
     

    2.00% if shares held < 60 days

  • Inception Date

    10/01/2002

  • Ticker

    TCSEX

  • CUSIP

    87244W813

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 stocks, the fund typically invests at least 80% of its assets in small-cap equity securities across a wide range of sectors that appear to have favorable prospects for significant long-term capital appreciation. These models typically weigh many different variables, including the valuation of the 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.


Michael Shing, CFA

Managing Director, Equity Investments


Adam Cao, CFA

Director, Equity Investments

Performance Returns 
Average annual total return is a hypothetical rate of return that, if achieved annually, would have produced the same cumulative total return if performance had been constant over the entire period. Average annual total returns smooth out variation in performance; they are not the same as actual year-by-year results. Also, it is the average annual profit or loss realized by an investment at the end of a specified calendar period, stated as the percentage gained or lost per dollar invested.
 

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  • Quarterly

The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your accumulation units or shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Performance may reflect waivers or reimbursements of certain expenses. Absent these waivers or reimbursement arrangements, performance results would have been lower. Since Inception performance shown is cumulative for funds that have less than one year of performance history. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.

Portfolio Composition

 
Portfolio Composition provides details for the investments that constitute a particular fund.
 

Sector Weightings

As of 03/31/2014
% of
Net Assets
Financials21.58%
Information Technology18.68%
Industrials15.53%
Consumer Discretionary13.87%
Health Care12.70%
Energy5.77%
Materials4.51%
Utilities3.05%
Consumer Staples2.98%
Telecommunication Services1.11%
Short-Term Investments, Other Assets & Liabilities, Net0.22%

Top 10 Holdings 
The top 10 holdings are subject to change and may not be representative of the fund's current or future investments. The holdings listed only include the fund's long-term investments. Money market instruments and/or futures contracts, if applicable, are excluded. The holdings may not include the fund's entire investment portfolio and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security.
 

As of 03/31/2014
Market Value ($)% of
Net Assets
Acuity Brands, Inc25.0M0.99%
Prosperity Bancshares, Inc22.7M0.89%
Tenneco, Inc22.2M0.88%
Live Nation, Inc21.2M0.84%
Aspen Technology, Inc20.4M0.80%
Arkansas Best Corp20.4M0.80%
Manhattan Associates, Inc20.3M0.80%
Cavium Networks, Inc20.2M0.80%
Targa Resources Investments, Inc19.7M0.78%
Medidata Solutions, Inc19.2M0.76%

The risks that the fund is subject to include market risk, company risk and small-cap risk.

1The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000® Index, which represents approximately 8% of the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index. As of the latest reconstitution, the average market capitalization was approximately $530 million; the median market capitalization was approximately $410 million. The largest company in the index had an approximate market capitalization of $1.4 billion. The Russell 2000 Index and Russell 3000 Index are registered trademarks of the Frank Russell Company. Our accounts are not promoted or sponsored by or affiliated with Frank Russell Company. You cannot invest directly in this index.

Morningstar is an independent service that rates mutual funds and variable annuities.

For each fund/account 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/account's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Where applicable, Morningstar's performance rankings are based on linked performance that considers the differences in expense ratios, while actual performance data shown does not reflect such differences.

The top 10 percent of funds/accounts in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5 percent receive four stars, and the next 35 percent receive three stars, the next 22.5 percent receive two stars and the bottom 10 percent receive one star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund/account within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Morningstar proprietary ratings on U.S.-domiciled funds/accounts reflect historical risk-adjusted performance, are subject to change every month. They are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Please note, Morningstar now rates group variable annuities within the open-end mutual fund universe.

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TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA, distribute securities products. Investment products, insurance and annuity products: are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.

Morningstar

 
A research company that rates the performance of Mutual Funds and Variable Annuities.
 

Morningstar Rating

  • OVERALL
    OUT OF 612 FUNDS
  • 3 YEAR
    OUT OF 612 FUNDS
  • 5 YEAR
    OUT OF 554 FUNDS
  • 10 YEAR
    OUT OF 335 FUNDS

The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return, and is a weighted average of the applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

Morningstar Stylebox

EQUITY
  • VALUE
  • BLEND
  • GROWTH
  • LARGE
  • MID
  • SMALL

The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund's investment strategy. For equity funds, the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth).

Morningstar Category

Small Blend

Morningstar Risk Measures

RETURN VS. CATEGORY*AVG
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Investment Risk

 
Investment risk is usually related to the performance of an investment—riskier investments offer potentially higher returns—but are more volatile in the short-term. Beta (past price fluctuations), R-Squared (performance against benchmark index), and Standard Deviation (past volatility) are all used to calculate the degree of risk associated with individual investments.
 
 
LOWER
RISK
HIGHER
RISK

Level of risk is defined using the 3 Year Standard Deviation of the Investment.

Following risk measures below are based on a 3 Year period.

  • Standard Deviation

    17.22
  • R-Squared

    0.99
  • Sharpe Ratio

    0.72
  • Beta

    1.02
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