Nuveen TIAA

2017 Lipper Awards Highlight Nuveen’s Investment Excellence


Investment Affiliates Named Best Overall Large Fund Company for Fifth Consecutive Year and Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Group for Second Year; Recognized with Eleven Awards for its Municipal Bond Fund Offerings

New York, March 23, 2017 – Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA, was recognized through its affiliates in 14 categories of the 2017 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards. TIAA Investments, through its TIAA-CREF mutual funds, was named Best Overall Large Fund Company for the fifth consecutive year and also received the Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Group award for the second year in a row for its multi-asset strategies, including the TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Fund series and the TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index Fund series. Nuveen Asset Management received 11 individual fund awards for its municipal fund offerings as well as the Global Multi-Cap Value Funds award. The recognition demonstrates the collective accomplishments of the firm as well as the distinct expertise of the firm’s investment affiliates.

“Lipper’s recognition of our investment affiliates’ excellence in several categories is a great honor and well-deserved recognition for our exceptional investment teams across the firm,” said Rob Leary, CEO of Nuveen. “These awards are a testament to the distinct strengths of our affiliates and their skill in delivering highly competitive, diversified investment solutions to our clients.”

For more than three decades, The Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards have honored individual funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers. These awards recognize funds and fund management firms for their consistently strong risk-adjusted three-, five-, and ten-year performance relative to their peers, based on Lipper’s proprietary performance-based methodology and fund families are recognized with asset class group awards for their superior firm-wide performance.

The awards won by Nuveen’s affiliates are as follows:

The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Thomson Reuters Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or ten years.

* The Nuveen Tradewinds Value Opportunities Fund will be reorganized into the Nuveen NWQ Global Equity Income Fund effective March 24, 2017.

About Nuveen

Nuveen offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. As the investment management arm of TIAA, Nuveen has $882 billion in assets under management as of 12/31/16 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit .


Mary Ellen Higgins