Discover TIAA

Created to serve. Built to perform.

TIAA started out nearly 100 years ago to help ensure teachers could retire with dignity. Today, millions of people who work at nonprofits, including academic, research, medical, government and cultural fields, rely on our wide range of financial products and services.
Why TIAA

Nearly 100 years of dedicated service

In 1918, TIAA was founded through a $1 million endowment by the Carnegie Foundation. Today, we have grown into a diversified Fortune 100 financial services organization, helping people, institutions and advisors.

$1 trillion assets under management, with investments in more than 50 countries1

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WHO WE ARE

We’re guided by a strong set of values

At TIAA, we follow a high standard of business ethics. And we embrace transparency, integrity, and corporate social responsibility.
Awards & Recognition

We’re not in it for the trophies, but it’s nice to be recognized for how we’re different

We focus on driving performance and helping our customers achieve their own goals while staying true to our mission and values. The recognition we receive isn’t only about how we perform; it’s also about who we are and what we believe.
Lipper
BEST OVERALL LARGE FUND COMPANY2
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TOP 50 COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY
morningstar
EXCEEDS THE NORM3
World's Most Ethical Companies
ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ETHICAL COMPANIES
WORKING WITH TIAA

We strive to help people, organizations and advisors reach their full potential

Individuals
Visit TIAA.org to learn about our services for individual investors.
Employers
We offer open-architecture retirement plans with over 10,000 investment options.
Advisors
Find support, strategies and resources for advisors.
Institutional Investors
Gain investing insight from TIAA Global Asset Management.
Careers

Find more than a job—find your calling

At TIAA, we’re changing the face of financial services. We seek out diverse talent dedicated to helping people and organizations.
“I whole-heartedly believe that I’m making a difference in our clients’ lives.”
Michelle Patello
Wealth Management Advisor
TIAA Employee since 2014
Khalid Husain
“I strive to create value for our customers while improving the world we live in.”
Khalid Husain
Responsible Investment
TIAA Employee since 2014
“At TIAA, we do our best to perform well, but aren’t competitive with one another.”
Judy Byun
Global Equity Trading
TIAA Employee since 2013
1 Based on assets under management across Nuveen, Kaspick, Covariance and TIAA-CREF Trust Co. as of December 31, 2017.
2 The Lipper 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 11/30/12 (36 fund companies), 11/30/13 (48), 11/30/14 (48), 11/30/15 (37), 11/30/16 (34) and 11/30/17 (34) with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios. For the Mixed-Assets category, TIAA ranked against 39, 36 and 35 fund families for the three-year period ended 11/30/15, 11/30/16 and 11/30/17, respectively. Note these awards pertain to mutual funds within the TIAA-CREF group of mutual funds; other funds distributed by Nuveen Securities were not included. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, © 2018 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. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit the Research and Performance section on TIAA.org. Securities offered through Nuveen, LLC, and TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, members FINRA and SIPC.
3 The Morningstar median represents the midpoint of an index of comparable funds/accounts grouped by factors such as investment objective and asset class.
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