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An Upgrade for This Value-Driven Bond Fund

A large and experienced team, impressive record, and below-average expenses help TIAA-CREF Bond Plus earn a Bronze rating.

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The following is our latest Fund Analyst Report for TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Fund (TIBFX) . Morningstar Premium Members have access to full analyst reports such as this for more than 1,000 of the largest and best mutual funds. Not a Premium Member? Gain full access to our analyst reports and advanced tools immediately when you try Morningstar Premium free for 14 days.

TIAA-CREF Bond Plus has distinguished itself as a solid choice among intermediate-term bond funds. TIAA veteran and lead manager Bill Martin, supported by a large and experienced team, has used a value-driven strategy to guide the fund to an impressive record since taking over in August 2011. Add in below-average expenses for most investors, and the fund earns an upgrade to a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Bronze from Neutral.

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