The Investment Option seeks to provide substantial capital preservation, limited current income and very low capital appreciation.
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 10% of its assets to stocks, 30% of its assets to investment-grade bonds and 60% 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.