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Bond Index

Ratings: AM Best S&P Moody's

Company Description

"The investment seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly from current income, by primarily investing in a portfolio of fixed-income securities that is designed to produce a return that corresponds with the total return of the U.S. investment-grade bond market based on a broad bond index. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets within its benchmark and portfolio tracking index, the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index. The fund uses a sampling technique to create a portfolio that closely matches the overall investment characteristics of its index."


Mutual Funds


California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas

Minimum Premium or Deposit


Fund Name

TIAA-CREF Bond Index Fund

Target Index

Barlcay’s Capital US Aggregate Bond Index

Index Description

“The U.S. Aggregate Bond Index is a broad-based benchmark that measures the investment grade, U.S. dollar-denominated, fixed-rate taxable bond market, including Treasuries, government-related and corporate securities, MBS (agency fixed-rate and hybrid ARM passthroughs), ABS, and CMBS. The U.S. Aggregate rolls up into other Barclays Capital flagship indices such as the multi-currency Global Aggregate Index and the U.S. Universal Index, which includes high yield and emerging markets debt. The U.S. Aggregate Index was created in 1986, with index history backfilled to January 1, 1976.”



Share Weighted/Cap Weighted

Cap Weighted

Geographical Concentration of Index

United States

Market Cap Orientation of Index


Number of Constituents in Index


Market Cap of Constituents in Index


Top 10 Constituents in Index


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Expense Ratio

Retail Class 0.48%
Retirement Class 0.38%
Premier Class 0.28%
Institutional Class 0.13%

Other Fees & Loads

Purchase Fee None
Redemption Fee None
Account Service Fee $15 / year when balance < $2,000 for Retail Class Only
Front End Sales Load None
Back End Sales Load None

R Squared to Index


Minimum Deposit

Retail Class $2,500
Institutional Class $10,000,000
Other Classes None
Institutional Class 0.13%


Retail Class:  TBILX

Retirement Class:  TBIRX

Premier Class:  TBIPX

Institutional Class:  TBIIX

Top 10 Holdings

(12.7% of net total assets) as of 9/30/2011 (with coupon, maturity date, and % of net assets):

T Note 0.50% 11/12 1.8%
T Note 1.25% 10/15 1.7%
T Note 1.375% 11/15 1.5%
T Bond 8.00% 11/21 1.4%
T Bond 5.25% 02/29 1.2%
T Note 1.25% 09/15 1.2%
T Note 0.375% 10/12 1.1%
T Bond 5.375% 02/31 1.0%
T Bond 3.875% 08/40 0.9%
T Note 2.00% 04/16 0.9%

Number of Issues in Fund