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Awards & Recognition


Accolades are not something we strive for, yet they are a complement to our long, rich history of putting our investors first, and they confirm for our investors that our capabilities, products and services are best in class.

Thomson Reuters Lipper Best Overall Large Fund Company Award

For four years in a row, we won the Thomson Reuters Lipper Award for Best Overall Large Fund Company1

Lipper Fund Awards

70% of TIAA-CREF mutual funds received a Morningstar overall rating of 4 or 5-stars (42.11% 4 stars and 28.07% 5 stars), based on risk-adjusted returns as of March 31, 2016.2

This reflects our funds' ability to deliver consistent and competitive, risk-adjusted returns and that 100% of our mutual funds and variable annuities have expense ratios below the median of their Morningstar categories.3

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We’ve been named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency nine years in a row, achieving Sustained Excellence level for the seventh consecutive year in recognition of our ongoing commitment to outstanding energy management practices and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy Star Award 2016


Thomson Reuters Lipper Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company Award

Winner of the Thomson Reuters Lipper Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company award for the TIAA-CREF Managed Allocation Fund and Lifecycle, Lifecycle Index and Lifestyle Series.4

Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards


Most Admired Corporate Dealmaker
The Deal

Awarded 2015 "Most Admired Corporate Dealmaker" by The Deal.

The Deal



Industry Innovation Awards

Awarded both the CIO Global and CIO Europe Industry Innovation Award in Alternative/Real Assets in recognition for providing institutional investors access to illiquid markets.

aiCIOThe Deal


One of the world's largest asset managers
Pension and Investment

We're one of the largest managers of equity, fixed income assets and commercial real estate in the world, based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management.5,6