We work for every future.

Everyone deserves a secure retirement. For more than 100 years, we've delivered it for millions of people—and we're just getting started.

Our history

First movers from day one

We got our start in 1918, fighting to make secure retirement possible for America's educators. Today, our solutions and forward-thinking guidance help millions of people retire securely, with freedom and dignity.


Andrew Carnegie founds TIAA

One of history's greatest visionaries, Andrew Carnegie believed in a secure retirement for all educators. His new organization introduces a fully funded pension system specifically for teachers across the United States.


We invent the variable annuity

TIAA forms CREF — the first-ever variable annuity. An innovative new product, it offers a diversified fund of common stocks to help investors fight inflation.


We introduce Social Choice

Early advocates for value-driven and ESG investing, TIAA introduces Social Choice, an innovative variable annuity that offers investors a socially responsible investment option.


TIAA acquires Nuveen

The globally renowned asset manager strengthens TIAA's asset management capabilities, enhancing our ability to provide reliable, competitive lifetime income solutions.