How we serve you

How we invest

In 2014, TIAA and Nuveen came together to expand our range of investment options. Today, our customers benefit from the combined history of stability, retirement leadership and innovation of both TIAA and Nuveen.

Performance that's based on our principles


Competitive risk-adjusted returns through all kinds of markets1


Commitment to competitive and transparent pricing

Giving back

Profits are reinvested in the business to share with participants

Award-winning performance

We’re the only company to win the Lipper “Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company” award five years running from Refinitiv, an independent ratings organization.1

We constantly seek new ways to help you now and in the future


A leader in responsible investing

Our goal is to deliver competitive returns while promoting broader economic 
development, positive societal outcomes and a healthier environment.

More ways we are innovating in our industry

Lifetime income

Offering a wide range of lifetime income 

Alternative investments

Access to alternative investments like real estate and agriculture

Our industry reach means opportunities for our customers


One of the largest investment managers with over $1 trillion in assets under management3


100 years of delivering strong results to millions of individuals and thousands of institutions


Offering proven insights to help solve challenges, such as creating income in retirement

1 The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. Lipper Leaders fund ratings do not constitute and are not intended to constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of any entity in any jurisdiction. For more information, see  Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv, ©2020 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used under license.  The award pertains only to the TIAA-CREF mutual funds in the mixed-asset category.  Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit
2 Guarantees are based upon the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.
3 TIAA assets under management as of 03/31/2020 are $1.1 trillion.