Awards & recognition

The recognition we've received isn't just about how well we perform for our customers. It's also about who we are and what we believe.
AWARDS

Our investments perform beyond expectations.

Lipper
Morningstar
72% of TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds received an overall rating of  4- or 5-stars

 
Morningstar, as of 6/30/2016
World's Most Ethical Companies
WORLD'S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES

 
 
Ethisphere Institute, 2016
Diversity Inc Logo
TOP 50 COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY

 
 
DiversityInc, 2016
  • Best Overall Large Fund Company
    Lipper, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 20161
    Named by Lipper as part of their U.S. Lipper Fund Awards based on risk-adjusted performance against 36 peers (2012), 48 peers (2013, 2014), and 37 peers (2015) with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios.

    Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company Award
    Lipper, 20161
    For the TIAA-CREF Managed Allocation Fund and Lifecycle, Lifecycle Index and Lifestyle Series.

    One of the largest money managers
    Pensions & Investments, 20162

    Morningstar Ratings
    Morningstar, as of 6/30/20163
    72% of TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds received a Morningstar overall rating of  4- or 5-stars across all asset classes (44.83% have 4 stars and 27.59% have 5 stars), based on risk-adjusted returns as of June 30, 2016.
  • Signature Awards
    Plan Sponsor Council of America, 2016 (Two – 2nd place, Two - 3rd place)
    Excellence in plan communication and investment education
     
    InformationWeek Elite 100 Ranking
    InformationWeek, 2016
     
    World’s Most Admired Companies
    Fortune, 2016
    Life & Health Insurance Category
     
    Eddy Awards
    Pensions & Investments, 2016 (Two - 1st place, One - 3rd place)
    Excellence in investment education
     
    Training Magazine Top 125 Companies Award
    Training Magazine, 2016
     
    Star Retirement Award
    Mutual Fund Education Alliance (MFEA), 2016
    Digital Communications - Institutional Retirement Readiness Campaign
     
    CIO 100
    CIO Magazine, 2015
     
    #1 customer website
    #1 plan sponsor website
    #1 life insurance website
    #3 mutual fund website
    Dalbar, 20164
     
    Retirement Plan Monitor Awards
    Corporate Insight, 2015
    Four Gold, Two Silver
     
    IT Innovation Award
    VMware, Inc., 2014
     
    Service Provider Excellence Certification, Plan Recordkeeping
    American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, 20145
  • Top 50 Companies For Diversity
    DiversityInc, 2016
     
    Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion
    National Business Inclusion Consortium, 2016
    Best-of-the-Best Program of the Year
     
    100% Corporate Equality Index Rating For Support Of LGBT Employees
    The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2015
     
    40 Best Companies For Diversity
    Black Enterprise, 2015
  • Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
    National Association of Female Executives, 2016
     
    Best Companies For Latinas
    Latina Style Magazine, 2016
     
    100 Best Companies For Working Mothers
    Working Mother, 2016
     
    Clarion Award
    The Association for Women in Communications, 2014
     
    Work-Life Innovative Excellence Award
    WorldatWork, 2014
*Important information about awards
 
1 From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ©2016 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. The Thomson Reuters Lipper Overall Large Fund Award and Thomson Reuters Lipper Mixed Asset Large Fund Award is given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years’ Consistent Return for eligible funds over the three-year period ended 11/30/15. TIAA was ranked among 37 fund companies in the Overall Large category and 39 fund companies in Best Mixed Assets category in 2015 with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Thomson Reuters Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or ten years. A detailed awards methodology can be found at http://excellence.thomsonreuters.com/award/lipper. Class I Shares have no sales charge and may be purchased only by specified classes of investors. Other fund share class purchases may be subject to a front-end sales load. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. For current performance and rankings, please visit the Research and Performance section on TIAA.org.
 
2 Pensions & Investments, May 30, 2016. Rankings based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of December 31, 2015, reported by each responding asset manager.
 
3 Morningstar ratings based on the lowest cost share class for each mutual fund, based on U.S. open end mutual funds. For a fund with multiple share classes and the same pricing, the share class with the longest performance history is used.  Morningstar ratings may be higher or lower on a monthly basis. Morningstar is an independent service that rates mutual funds. The top 10% of funds in an investment category receive five stars, the next 22.5% receive four stars and the next 35% receive three stars. Morningstar proprietary ratings reflect historical risk-adjusted performance and can change every month. They are calculated from the fund’s three-, five- and ten-year average annual returns in excess of 90-day Treasury bill returns with appropriate fee adjustments, and a risk factor that reflects fund performance below 90-day T-bill returns. The overall star ratings are Morningstar’s published ratings, which are weighted averages of its three-, five- and ten-year ratings for periods ended June 30, 2016. Past performance cannot guarantee future results. For current performance and rankings, please visit TIAA.org/public/tcfpi/InvestResearch.
 
4 DALBAR’s WebMonitor program continuously analyzes financial services websites to evaluate their effectiveness in maximizing their online presence by incorporating content and functionality in a consistent, appealing, and user-friendly manner. DALBAR regularly publishes key findings of competitive intelligence and benchmarking data, spotlighting notable trends, best practices, and industry leaders.
 
5 ASPPA Recordkeeping services certification validated September 2013. The ASPPA’s purpose is to educate retirement plan and benefits professionals and to preserve and enhance the private pension system. The certification program is run by CEFEX, which maintains complete independence during the registration decision process. CEFEX awards the ASPPA Recordkeeper Certificate to those firms that successfully satisfy the audit criteria and meet best practices.
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