Investments

Investment Options That Let You Choose How to Save

We want you to be able to make informed decisions when investing your hard-earned money so it can steadily grow over time.

Illinois Secure Choice offers a range of investment options, from aggressive investments seeking higher returns to conservative investments options that seek to protect the principal. When you invest in Secure Choice, you get access to high quality mutual funds and other investment options, the value of which will vary with market conditions. Below is the list of funds in which you can invest.

Target Retirement Fund Capital Preservation Fund Conservative Fund Growth Fund

Capital Preservation Fund - Highlights

This option seeks to maximize current income, to the extent consistent with the preservation of capital and liquidity, by investing in US dollar-denominated money market securities. The Capital Preservation Fund is 100% invested in the State Street Institutional Liquid Reserves Fund (Ticker: SSHXX).

Capital Preservation Fund

State Street Institutional Liquid Reserves (SSHXX)

Target Retirement Highlights

Each Target Retirement Fund has a specific “target date” (e.g., 2035, 2045, 2055) that is designed to correspond with the year closest to when you will be 65 or plan to retire.

Target Retirement Fund invests in an Underlying Fund that is comprised of a mix of stock and bond funds. The investment options seek to provide for retirement outcomes based on quantitatively measured risk. The portfolios will be broadly diversified across global asset allocations becoming more conservative over time.

The Target Retirement Portfolios are 100% invested in the BlackRock LifePath® Index Target Retirement Funds. These funds invest in an assortment of other BlackRock and iShares (iShares is managed by BlackRock) mutual funds and ETFs, that represent the stock and bond components in the allocation. The suite of target retirement funds available (and their ticker symbols) include:

Target Date Retirement Fund

BlackRock LifePath Index Retirement K (LIRKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2020

BlackRock LifePath Index 2020 K (LIMKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2025

BlackRock LifePath Index 2025 K (LIBKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2030

BlackRock LifePath Index 2030 K (LINKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2035

BlackRock LifePath Index 2035 K (LIJKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2040

BlackRock LifePath Index 2040 K (LIKKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2045

BlackRock LifePath Index 2045 K (LIHKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2050

BlackRock LifePath Index 2050 K (LIPKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2055

BlackRock LifePath Index 2055 K (LIVKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2060

BlackRock LifePath Index 2060 K (LIZKX)

Target Date Retirement Fund 2065

BlackRock LifePath Index 2065 K (LIZKX)
The BlackRock LifePath Index 2060 will serve as the underlying fund until the BlackRock LifePath Index 2065 is available

The Target Date Retirement Fund is the default investment vehicle 90 days after the initial contribution was made to an account after enrollment.

Conservative Fund - Highlights

The Conservative Fund seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of an index composed of the total U.S. investment grade bond market. This option is 100% invested in the Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond Index Fund (SWAGX).

Conservative Fund

Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond Index Fund™ (SWAGX)

Growth Fund - Highlights

The Growth Fund seeks to track the total return of the S&P500® Index. The S&P 500 Index includes the stocks of 500 leading U.S. publicly traded companies from a broad range of industries. This option is 100% invested in the Schwab S&P 500 Index Fund (SWPPX).

Growth Fund

Schwab® S&P 500 Index Fund (SWPPX)

The information presented on this page should not be construed as investment advice. Before making a decision to invest in any given fund, you should consult with a qualified financial advisor.

90 Day Holding Vehicle - Highlights

This option seeks to maximize current income, to the extent consistent with the preservation of capital, liquidity, and maintenance of a stable $1.00 per share net asset value. The 90 Day Hold Option is 100% invested in the State Street Institutional U.S. Government Money Market Fund (Ticker: SAHXX).

90 Day Holding Vehicle

State Street Institutional U.S. Government Money Market Fund (Ticker: SAHXX)

The 90 Day Holding Vehicle is the default investment vehicle for participants in the program for the first 90 days after the initial contribution made to an account after enrollment. Participants can select a different fund option to begin saving in immediately. The 90 Day Holding Vehicle is not intended to be a stand-alone fund option. Participants seeking to preserve capital should select the Capital Preservation Fund described below.