Investment Options

The information on this page does not apply to PERF. For information on investments available for PERF participants visit the INPRS website.

Indiana University partners with Fidelity Investments to offer investment services for the IU retirement savings plan options. IU’s investment menu is designed to make it easier for you to build a diversified, lower-cost investment mix that matches your personal tolerance for risk. Investments are grouped into four tiers: Target Date Funds, Passively Managed Funds, Actively Managed Funds, and a self-directed brokerage account. You can create a tailored retirement strategy by investing in one or more options from any of the following tiers.

You can change your investments at any time. If you choose not to elect investments, your assets will be invested in the plan’s default option – an age-appropriate Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement Date Fund.

Click on the Ticker Symbol below to learn more about each fund. Visit Fidelity NetBenefits for fund prospectuses and additional information including fund performance, strategy, and risk.

Tier 1: Target Date Funds

Target date funds are mutual funds that automatically reset the asset mix of stocks, bonds, and cash equivalents in their portfolios based on an anticipated retirement date.

DATE OF BIRTH FUND NAME TICKER TARGET RETIREMENT YEAR
On or before December 31, 1947 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement Income Fund Institutional Shares VITRX On or before December 31, 2012
January 1, 1948– December 31, 1952 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2015 Fund Institutional Shares VITVX 2013–2017
January 1, 1953– December 31, 1957 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2020 Fund Institutional Shares VITWX  2018–2022
January 1, 1958– December 31, 1962 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2025 Fund Institutional Shares VRIVX  2023–2027
January 1, 1963– December 31, 1967 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2030 Fund Institutional Shares VTTWX  2028–2032
January 1, 1968– December 31, 1972 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2035 Fund Institutional Shares VITFX  2033–2037
January 1, 1973– December 31, 1977 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2040 Fund Institutional Shares VIRSX  2038–2042
January 1, 1978– December 31, 1982 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2045 Fund Institutional Shares VITLX  2043–2047
January 1, 1983– December 31, 1987 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2050 Fund Institutional Shares VTRLX  2048–2052
January 1, 1988– December 31, 1992 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2055 Fund Institutional Shares VIVLX  2053–2057
January 1, 1993 – December 31, 1997 Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2060 Fund Institutional Shares VILVX 2058 - 2062
January 1, 1998 and later Vanguard Institutional Target Retirement 2065 Fund Institutional Shares VSXFX 2063 and later

Tier 2: Passively Managed Funds

Passively managed funds (also called index funds) are designed to mirror a market index or benchmark. These funds generally have lower fees than funds that are "actively managed"; that is, funds that try to outperform - or beat - market returns. Ultimately, index funds are designed to provide exposure to a broad selection of securities at a relatively low cost. While these funds typically perform very similarly to the index they track, you should be aware that index funds cannot be expected to meet or beat the index's performance.

Fund Name Ticker
Vanguard 500 Index Fund Institutional Shares VIIIX
Vanguard Developed Markets Index Fund Institutional Shares VTMNX
Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund Institutional Shares VEMIX
Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund Institutional Shares VIEIX
Vanguard FTSE Social Index Fund Institutional Shares VFTNX
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund Institutional Shares VBTIX
Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund Institutional Shares VTIFX
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Institutional Shares VTPSX
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Institutional Shares VSMPX

Tier 3: Actively Managed Funds

Actively managed funds try to outperform comparable market indices or benchmarks. These funds are actively managed by a portfolio manager or team of managers that selects the investments they think will deliver the best combination of risk and return. These actively managed funds give you a great degree of flexibility, and the ability to rebalance and manage your portfolio over time. The cost of actively managed funds may be higher than passively managed.

Fund Name Ticker
American Century High Income Fund R6 Class AHIDX
DFA U.S. Targeted Value Portfolio Institutional Class DFFVX
Diamond Hill Large Cap Fund Class Y DHLYX
MFS Institutional International Equity Fund MIEIX
New York Life Guaranteed Interest Account N/A
Oakmark International Fund Investor Class OAKIX
PIMCO Total Return Fund Institutional Class PTTRX
Principal Real Estate Securities Fund Class R-6 PFRSX
T. Rowe Price Institutional Large Cap Growth Fund TRLGX
Vanguard Federal Money Market Fund Investor Shares^  VMFXX
Vanguard Inflation-Protected Securities Fund Institutional Shares VIPIX
William Blair Small-Mid Cap Growth Fund Class I WSMDX
^You could lose money by investing in a money market fund. Although the fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment in the fund is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The fund’s sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to money market funds and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the fund at any time.

Tier 4: BrokerageLink®

If you are interested in investments that are not listed above, a self-directed brokerage account may be right for you. Fidelity's BrokerageLink® combines the convenience of your retirement plan with the additional flexibility of an individual brokerage account. It gives you expanded mutual fund investment choices and the opportunity to manage your retirement plan investments more completely.

Fidelity BrokerageLink® is a self-directed brokerage account that includes mutual fund investments beyond those in your Plan’s investment menu. You should compare investments and share classes that are available in your Plan's investment menu with those available through BrokerageLink® and choose the available share class you feel may be appropriate for your particular situation. The university’s Retirement Investment Committee neither evaluates nor monitors the investments available through a self-directed brokerage account. It is your responsibility to ensure that the investments you select are suitable for your situation, including your goals, time horizon and risk tolerance. If you are interested in more information on this service contact Fidelity at 800-343-0860 for a commission schedule and/or a fact sheet that outlines the applicable fees and risks.