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What’s a mutual fund?

It’s a collection of professionally selected stocks, bonds, cash or other types of investments managed together in one fund.
Here are some common investment categories:

Equity (stocks)

Equity funds invest in the shares of companies, and are generally more risky than other investments.

Fixed income (bonds)

Fixed income funds invest in debt (bonds) and are generally more conservative than equities; however, they can lose money.


International funds invest in stocks and bonds outside the U.S. and tend to be more risky than other equity investments.


Multi-asset funds invest in a combination of other investment categories and carry the risks of those underlying securities.
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A range of funds for every goal

Investing in mutual funds can help you save and grow your money for the things that are important to you. Consider when you will need the money and how much risk you’re comfortable with.

What are you saving for?


A rainy day

Prepare for emergencies with lower risk mutual funds that seek to keep your investment stable and accessible when you need it.

The retirement you want—when you want it

Pursue retirement on your terms with mutual funds of various risk levels in your employer’s retirement plan, an IRA, or a brokerage account.

A new home

Growing family? Thinking about a bigger place? Whatever your plans, mutual funds can help you invest for your goals, such as your next home.



For the 5th consecutive year, Nuveen was awarded the 2020 Lipper Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Group which includes TIAA’s Lifecycle Active and Index Series, Lifestyle Series and Managed Allocation Funds.*

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* The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. Lipper Leaders fund ratings do not constitute and are not intended to constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of any entity in any jurisdiction. For more information, see  Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv, ©2020 Refinitiv. All rights reserved. Used under license. The award pertains only to the TIAA-CREF mutual funds in the mixed-asset category.  Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit