If you prefer to construct your own asset allocation, or supplement other options, you may select among the following small/mid-cap funds:
|U.S. Small-Cap Equity|
|TIAA Small Cap Blend Index Portfolio|
TIAA Small Cap Blend Index Portfolio
Investment Objective and Principal Strategies. The Fund seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, by investing primarily in a portfolio of equity securities in smaller domestic companies based on a market index.
Principal Risks. In addition to the investment risks applicable to all of the Index Funds, the Small-Cap Blend Index Fund is subject to small-cap risk.