Moderately Conservative Option
The Investment Option seeks to provide moderate current income and low capital appreciation and moderate capital preservation.
The Investment Option invests in four Vanguard stock index funds, one Schwab index ETF, three Vanguard bond index funds, one BlackRock (iShares) bond index fund and a Sallie Mae High Yield Savings Account. Through its investment in these Underlying Investments, the Investment Option allocates approximately 30% of its assets to stocks, 45% of its assets to investment-grade bonds and 25% to cash.
The Investment Option has a number of investment related risks. For a list and descriptions of the risks associated with the Vanguard funds, BlackRock funds and Schwab funds, see Explanations of Investment Risk Factors and Sallie Mae High Yield Savings Account – Investment Risks in the Plan Disclosure Statement.