The Strategy seeks to offer diversification and a disciplined rebalancing process by investing approximately 25% of the Strategy’s assets in commodities, 25% in global natural resource stocks, 20% in global infrastructure stocks, 10% in U.S. REITs, and 20% in U.S. intermediate TIPS. The Strategy seeks to approximate, as closely as practicable, before expenses, the performance of its custom Index over the long term, which is designed to seek to provide a long-term targeted return in excess of the U.S. CPI measure of inflation, while targeting a level of risk, as measured by standard deviation, similar to longer-dated U.S. TIPS, over the long term. Both of these metrics are based on SSGA’s expectations for future returns, risk and correlations across the included asset classes and cannot be guaranteed.
The Strategy's asset class exposures are rebalanced on a quarterly basis. Asset class differences in weightings and increased portfolio risk relative to the Index may occur as a result of intra-quarter market movements. The Strategy may allocate cash flows or partially rebalance the Strategy in efforts to reduce differences in weightings compared with the Index, or to maintain an active risk level that is consistent with the Strategy’s objective.
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.
As part of its proxy voting program, SSGA is offering eligible investors that hold units in certain Portfolios a range of voting policies that can be applied to the voting of shares held in that Portfolio. Investors in these select Portfolios may, from time to time, enter into arrangements with SSGA pursuant to which such investors direct that a pro rata portion of shares held by the Portfolio attributable to such investors be voted pursuant to a voting policy made available by a third party proxy voting administrator. For a Portfolio structured as a pooled investment vehicle, an investor’s choice of voting policy and the voting of shares in accordance with such policy may not reflect, and may in fact conflict with, the concerns and values of one or more other investors in the Portfolio. To the extent that shares held by the Portfolio are voted pursuant to SSGA’s proxy voting program, there is a risk that such shares may be voted in a way that is different to how other equivalent shares held by the Portfolio are being voted. Please also refer to “Essential SSGA: A Summary of State Street Global Advisors’ U.S.-Domiciled Commingled Funds, U.S.-Managed Separately Managed Accounts and Related Conflicts of Interest” for additional information on SSGA’s policy on proxy voting and the risk factors associated with the SSGA proxy voting program.
The availability of the SSGA proxy voting program is subject to any applicable regulatory, operational (including in respect of fractional voting rights), local market (including any applicable local restrictions on split voting), tax, cost or other constraints of the third party proxy voting or SSGA. SSGA reserves the right to suspend or cancel, in full or in part, the SSGA proxy voting program (in any one instance or more broadly), including with immediate effect, if required by applicable law or regulation or if SSGA otherwise considers that such action is appropriate. This may result in shares being voted in accordance with the SSGA’s proxy voting policy rather than in accordance with an investor’s choice of voting policy.
“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.
S&P® Global LargeMidCap Commodity and Resources Index, S&P® Global Infrastructure Index and Dow Jones U.S. Select REIT IndexSM are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC ("SPDJI"), and have been licensed for use by SSGA. S&P® is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC ("S&P"); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC ("Dow Jones").
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.