The Northern Trust Global Sustainability Index Fund (GSIF) seeks to provide long-term growth of principal and income.
This Fund is suitable for investors who are willing to accept a greater degree of principal and income volatility for some portion of their assets than will be typical of the Stable Value Fund, the Bond Fund, the Balanced Fund or the Target Annuitization Date Funds, in the pursuit of long-term growth. Over long periods of time, the return to investors in this Fund should exceed the return to investors in the other Funds. Over shorter periods of time, however, returns to investors in this Fund could be less than the returns to investors in the other Funds, and at times the returns from this Fund will be negative.
The Fund invests primarily in a broadly diversified portfolio of domestic and international equity securities further diversified by market capitalization, sector, and style. In addition, GSIF is a registered mutual fund that utilizes one of the best known measures of ESG factors (environmental, social and governance). The Fund will be indexed to the MSCI World ESG Index, which it will seek to replicate. In addition to the environment, GSIF is sensitive to social issues involving human rights and governance issues involving the leadership of the companies in which we invest on your behalf.
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