Notes to Financial Statements - December 31, 1996
1. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Aetna GET Fund (Fund) is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 as an open-end management
investment company. It was organized under the laws of Massachusetts as a business trust on March 9, 1987.
The Declaration of Trust permits the Fund to offer separate series (Series) each of which has its own investment
objective, policies and restrictions.
Currently there are two diversified Series of the Fund, Aetna GET Fund, Series B (Series B) and Aetna GET
Fund, Series C (Series C). Both Series seek to achieve maximum total return by participating in favorable equity
market performance without compromising a minimum targeted rate of return during a specified five year period
(Guaranteed Period). The minimum targeted return for each Series during its Guaranteed Period is 2.5% per year
before asset based contract charges and each Series cost of operations.
Series B accumulated deposits from March 15, 1994 to June 30, 1994. The Guaranteed Period for Series B is
from July 1, 1994 to June 30, 1999, its maturity date.
Series C accumulated deposits from September 16, 1996 to December 16, 1996. The Guaranteed Period for
Series C is from December 17, 1996 to December 16, 2001, its maturity date.
Shares of each Series are owned by insurance companies as depositors of separate accounts which are used to
fund variable annuity contracts and variable life insurance policies. Currently, all shares are held by separate
accounts of Aetna Life Insurance and Annuity Company (ALIAC) and its subsidiary, Aetna Insurance Company
ALIAC serves as the Investment Adviser and principal underwriter to each Series. It is an indirect wholly-owned
subsidiary of Aetna Retirement Services, Inc. which is in turn a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aetna Inc.
The accompanying financial statements of the Series have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted
accounting principles. The preparation of financ