The investment seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, primarily from equity securities of medium-sized domestic companies.
Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its assets in mid-cap equity securities. The fund invests primarily in equity securities of medium-sized domestic companies, as defined by the fund's benchmark index (the Russell Midcap® Growth Index), that the fund's investment adviser, Teachers Advisors, Inc. ("Advisors"), believes present the opportunity for growth.
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