Portfolio Net Assets
Gross / Net Expense Ratio
Under the Fund’s expense reimbursement arrangements, the Fund’s investment adviser, Teachers Advisors, Inc., has contractually agreed to reimburse the Fund for any Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (excluding interest, taxes, brokerage commissions or other transactional expenses, Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses and extraordinary expenses) that exceed: 1.09% of average daily net assets for Retail Class shares. These expense reimbursement arrangements will continue through at least February 29, 2016, unless changed with approval of the Board of Trustees.
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
|$1.09B||0.97% / 0.97%|
|$9.78 - $11.64|
|As of close||As of|
Based on risk adjusted returns
2.00% if shares held < 60 days
Senior Director, Equity Investments, Quantitative Portfolio Management
The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your accumulation units or shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Performance may reflect waivers or reimbursements of certain expenses. Absent these waivers or reimbursement arrangements, performance results would have been lower. Since Inception performance shown is cumulative for funds that have less than one year of performance history. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.
|Short-Term Investments, Other Assets & Liabilities, Net||3.25%|
|Market Value ($)||% of|
|Ashtead Group plc||23.1M||1.98%|
|ING Groep NV||20.3M||1.73%|
|Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd||19.5M||1.67%|
|Tencent Holdings Ltd||18.5M||1.58%|
|Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc||17.0M||1.45%|
|Eclat Textile Co Ltd||16.4M||1.40%|
The risks that the fund is subject to include market risk, issuer risk, active management risk, foreign investment risk, and emerging markets risk.
1The MSCI All Country World Ex USA Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging market nations, excluding the United States. You cannot invest directly in any index. Index returns do not reflect a deduction for fees or expenses.
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