Medical College of Georgia Foundation Selects TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services to Manage $240 Million Endowment

New York, August 8, 2018 – TIAA today announced TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services has been selected as Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) for the $240 million endowment of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation.
TIAA was selected for its solution that incorporates sophisticated risk management and spending policy optimization, as well as a portfolio that is diversified across traditional and high quality alternative asset managers. The investment performance and extended suite of services within TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services also played a key role in the decision.
“We were seeking a solution to build upon our success,” said Ian S. Mercier, President and CEO of MCG Foundation. “Our endowment plays a vital role in helping to support many future generations of faculty, students and scientists and the advancement of education, research and patient care at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.”
“We are committed to supporting the mission of the MCG Foundation to improve quality of life for the people of Georgia and beyond,” said Kevin O’Leary, CEO of TIAA Endowment & Philanthropic Services. “Our investment expertise and experience serving nonprofit clients will be an important factor as they seek to advance their long term goals.”
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About TIAA

With an award-winning1  track record for consistent investment performance, TIAA ( is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 6/30/20182) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

About MCG

The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University’s founding school, is the state’s leading provider of physicians, graduating the largest number of physicians of the five medical schools in Georgia. More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent. In 2016 MCG graduated more than two times the physicians going into primary care and core specialties – like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia.
 1The 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. Note this award pertains 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.
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 2Based on $1 trillion of assets under management across Nuveen Investments affiliates and TIAA investment management teams as of 6/30/18.
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