Investment Options

Retirement Savings Program
403(b), 457(b), DC Plans

The UC Retirement Savings Program’s investment menu is designed to make it easier for you to build a diversified, lower-cost investment mix that matches your personal tolerance for risk.

Good news! Starting July 1, 2024, you’ll have two new investment options in the UC RSP fund lineup:

  1. The UC Short Duration Bond Fund
  2. The UC Blue and Gold Fund

Below are resources on these new funds:

•   Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer for the University of California, talks about the new investment options

•   New Funds Overview

•   Quick Facts: Bond maturities and why they matter

•   The UC Short Duration Bond Fund investment description

•   The UC Blue and Gold Fund investment description

You can also register for the Guide to Investing in the UC RSP webinar to learn about investing basics and full suite of investment options available in the 403(b), 457(b) and DC Plans. Sessions are conveniently scheduled throughout June.

Share Class Change for UC Growth Company Fund
When the market closed on November 14, 2023, the share class of the UC Growth Company Fund investment option changed. The new share class offers you the same investment strategy and risk, but the overall expenses will be lower -0.32% gross expense ratio* for the new share class vs. 0.35% gross expense ratio* for the prior one.

UC understands that the fees and expenses of the investments you select have an impact on the overall returns of your portfolio. Therefore, we are pleased to offer the new share class, which has a lower expense ratio than the prior share class.

As of June 30, 2022, the core fund menu will no longer hold investments in companies that own fossil fuel reserves.* More information on this change is available here.

The menu includes a full range of asset classes designed to help meet your needs, no matter what type of investor you might be. The investment menu is selected and monitored by the UC Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents.

Tier I

UC Pathway Funds



Tier II

Main Fund Menu 





Tier III

Self Directed Brokerage

  • Fidelity BrokerageLink® 

    On July 1, 2024, certificates of deposit (CDs) — fixed-term bank deposits with preset interest rates — will be added as an eligible investment through Fidelity BrokerageLink® in the 457(b) and DC Plan.** These CDs are brokered CDs, which are different from traditional bank CDs. Learn more about brokered CDs here.

    Note: A Fidelity BrokerageLink® account may not be for everyone. Learn more here.