How we invest

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


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

A leader in responsible investing

Unlocking investment potential while making a positive impact1

Lifetime income

Offering a wide variety of lifetime income options2

Alternative investments

Access to alternative investments like real estate and agriculture


An extensive selection of investment capabilities

Delivering competitive risk-adjusted returns through all kinds of markets


Our industry reach means opportunities for our clients


One of the largest investment managers with $1.2 trillion in assets under management3


Over the last 100 years, delivered strong results to millions of individuals and thousands of institutions


Providing proven market insights to help solve challenges

1 Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.

2 Any guarantees under annuities issued by TIAA are subject to TIAA’s claims-paying ability.

3 TIAA assets under management as of 9/30/2022 are $1,179B or $1.2T.

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute fiduciary investment advice under ERISA, a securities recommendation under all securities laws, or an insurance product recommendation under state insurance laws or regulations. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.