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Lifecycle Funds, also known as "target-date" funds are managed to become more conservative as the fund approaches and goes beyond its target retirement date.
Please note Lifecycle Funds are subject to the equity and fixed income risk, as well as asset allocation risk. The target-date for Lifecycle Funds is the approximate date when investors plan to start withdrawing their money. The principal value of the fund(s) is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target-date. TIAA-CREF has 24 Lifecycle Funds (12 actively managed funds and 12 index funds). The Morningstar category for Lifecycle Funds is named Target Date and Morningstar groups funds within the same target date in compiling its individual fund rankings.