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Moderate Strategic Balanced Strategy

Investment Objective

The Strategy seeks an investment return that approximates as closely as practicable, before expenses, the performance of its custom benchmark index (the "Index") over the long term.

BENCHMARK: Composite: 32% Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 28% S&P 500® Index, 18% MSCI ACWI ex USA IMI Index, 10% Real Asset Custom Blended Index, 7% Russell Small Cap Completeness® Index, 5% ICE BofA US High Yield Constrained Index

Investment Strategy

The Strategy seeks to offer diversification across asset classes and market capitalization ranges by investing approximately 32% of the Strategy's assets in U.S. investment grade bonds, 28% in U.S. large cap stocks, 18% in global stocks, 10% in real assets, 7% in U.S. small/mid cap stocks, and 5% in U.S. high yield bonds. The Strategy also employs a disciplined rebalancing policy to ensure it remains aligned with its risk profile. SSGA allocates the Strategy's assets among the asset classes represented in the Strategy's Index, rebalancing the Strategy's exposures monthly.

SSGA may implement the Strategy's asset allocations through investments in investment pools (which may, but will not necessarily, be registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended) managed or sponsored by SSGA or an affiliate. Because of the unit issuance processes employed by the various underlying investment pools, allocations by the Strategy to certain pools on a given trading day may be invested in such pools at the next trading day’s net asset value per unit. This will result in the portion of the Strategy’s assets being invested in such investment pools being held in cash for the trading day and may result in increased tracking error. This could adversely impact the return to any investor. The Strategy, or any of the investment pools in which it invests, may hold a portion of its assets in cash and cash instruments, including short-term investment vehicles managed by SSGA or an affiliate. SSGA will not normally enter into foreign currency exchange transactions for the Strategy. The Strategy's return may not match the return of its Index.


“Bloomberg®” and all Bloomberg Indices are service marks of Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates, including Bloomberg Index Services Limited (“BISL”), the administrator of the index (collectively, “Bloomberg”) and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by SSGA. Bloomberg is not affiliated with SSGA, and Bloomberg does not approve, endorse, review, or recommend any SSGA product. Prior to 3/31/2022, all Bloomberg fixed income indices were known as Bloomberg Barclays fixed income indices.

Frank Russell Company is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell Small Cap Completeness® Index is a trademark of Frank Russell Company.

The MSCI ACWI ex USA IMI Index is a trademark of MSCI Inc.

The S&P 500® Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("SPDJI"), and has been licensed for use by SSGA. Standard & Poor's® and S&P® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones"). SSGA's investment products are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by SPDJI, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates.

Source ICE BofA, used with permission. ICE BofA does not guarantee the suitability, quality, accuracy, timeless, and/or completeness of the ICE BofA indices, and does not sponsor, endorse,or recommend SSGA or its products or services.

There are risks involved with investing, including possible loss of principal. You should refer to the Strategy's Disclosure Document (SDD) for a complete description of the risks of investing in the Strategy. Please contact SSGA's relationship management team for a copy of the SDD.