Asset Allocation Glossary

This Glossary identifies, defines, and clarifies the meaning of investment terms used by CalPERS in our investment policies. The purpose of the Glossary is to establish a uniform vocabulary of terms for users of these policies.

Choose from the letters below to find a specific Asset Allocation Investment Policy term or phrase. You'll also find information about the related policies and asset classes for each term.

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Exchange Traded Fund - An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment company that is legally classified as an open-end company or a Unit Investment Trusts. An ETF is not classified as a mutual fund by the Securities and Exchange Commission because of limited redeemability. A typical ETF is similar to an index fund, and will invest in either all of the securities of a selected index or a representative sample of the securities included in the index.

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