Small-Cap Equity

Personal Annuity Select
After-Tax Annuity

Investment Objective
The fund seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, primarily from equity securities of smaller domestic companies.
Portfolio Strategy
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in small-cap equity securities. A small-cap equity security is a security within the capitalization range of the companies included in the Russell 2000® Index at the time of purchase. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of smaller domestic companies, across a wide range of sectors, growth rates and valuations, that appear to have favorable prospects for significant long-term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to add incremental return over its stated benchmark index, the Russell 2000® Index, while also managing the relative risk of the Fund versus its benchmark index. Advisors uses proprietary quantitative models based on financial and investment theories to evaluate and score a broad universe of stocks in which the Fund invests.
 
Top 10 holdingsas of 09/30/2014
  Company Name % Assets
1 Parexel International Corp 0.88
2 Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc 0.79
3 Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp 0.77
4 Prosperity Bancshares, Inc 0.77
5 RLJ Lodging Trust 0.76
6 Brunswick Corp 0.75
7 DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc 0.75
8 Cathay General Bancorp 0.72
9 Service Corp International 0.71
10 LogMeln, Inc 0.71
portfolio analysis
LPAS Small-Cap Value Charts
 

 

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

The holdings information provided above is as of the date indicated, and may not reflect the current holdings of this fund.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA, distribute securities products.

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