* ETFs have generally low portfolio turnover and do not need to sell securities to meet shareholder redemptions, potentially reducing taxable gains.
Important information on risk
Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund's investment objectives will be achieved. An exchange-traded fund seeks to generally track the investment results of an index; however the Fund may underperform, outperform or be more volatile than the referenced index. Non-U.S. investments involve risks such as currency fluctuation, political and economic instability, lack of liquidity and differing legal and accounting standards. These risks are magnified in emerging markets. In addition, because the Index selects securities for inclusion based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, the Fund may forgo some market opportunities available to funds that don't use these criteria. A portfolio concentrated in a single industry, sector or country may present more risk than a portfolio broadly diversified over several industries or countries. These and other risks, such as mid-cap stock risk, are described in the Fund's prospectus.
Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.
TIAA ESG Emerging Markets Equity Index is a custom index that is owned and calculated by MSCI, is based on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and aims to increase exposure to positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and exhibit lower carbon exposure as compared to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) may not be marketed or advertised as an open-end investment company or mutual fund.
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