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.


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

A leader in responsible investing

Seeking competitive returns while making a positive impact

Lifetime income

Offering a wide range of lifetime income options1

Alternative investments

Access to alternative investments like real estate and agriculture


A full range of investment capabilities

Delivering competitive risk-adjusted returns through all kinds of markets


Our industry reach means opportunities for our customers


One of the largest investment managers with over $1.3 trillion in assets under management2


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


Offering proven insights to help solve challenges

1 Guarantees are based upon the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.

2 TIAA assets under management as of 9/30/2021 are $1,331 B or $1.3 T.

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.