Performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate. Upon redemption, shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. The current performance may be higher or lower than the quoted performance. To view SEC standardized performance select the most recent quarterly period ending March, June, September or December. All other periods shown are non-standardized performance and are not valid without SEC standardized performance.
The performance figures shown above reflect the impact of fees and expenses for the funds' share class, and include the reinvestment of all income dividends and capital gains distributions, but do not include the effect of taxation. State Street Global Advisors ("SSGA") may have reimbursed certain expenses or waived certain fees during the periods shown. Absent those reimbursements, the Fund's total return or yield would have been lower.
On July 1, 2016 State Street Corporation, the parent company of SSGA Funds Management, Inc., and State Street Global Markets, LLC acquired the asset management and advisory services business of GE Asset Management, Incorporated, the former investment adviser to the Fund. As of that date, SSGA Funds Management, Inc. became the investment adviser to the Fund and State Street Global Markets, LLC became the distributor for the Fund. Effective May 1, 2017, State Street Global Markets, LLC was renamed State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC. Any information, data or performance provided prior to that date is that of GE Asset Management, Incorporated.
None of the Funds or share classes (if applicable) assess a sales charge upon the purchase or redemption of shares.
The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses shown for each Fund share class reflects the total annual operating expenses of the Fund share class prior to any fee waivers or expense reimbursements, as provided in the most recent Fund prospectus. Actual Fund operating expenses will change over time based on Fund asset levels and other factors and may be higher or lower than those estimated for the current fiscal year.
The returns of each index shown do not include the effect of management fees, sales charges, operating expenses of a fund or other account, or taxes. The returns of the index are unmanaged and do not reflect the actual cost of investing in the instruments that comprise it. You cannot invest directly in an index.
*Morningstar Real Estate open end funds universe. Information has been obtained from Morningstar, a third party source deemed to be reliable; however State Street Global Advisors ("SSGA") has not undertaken any independent analysis and provides no representation as to the accuracy of such information. Use of this content requires expert knowledge. This analytical data is intended for institutional investors only and is based on gross performance information before deduction of advisory fees.
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