TIAA Lifestyle funds

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The basics of Lifestyle funds

A lifestyle fund1 is designed to offer a consistent level of risk that matches your goals.
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Choose how much risk to take

Consider risk in your mix

You can choose a lifestyle fund as an ingredient to dial up or down the risk in your portfolio.

Choose your risk level

Once invested in a fund, you can be confident that your level will not change substantially over time.



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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1 Lifestyle funds are subject to include asset allocation risk, active management risk and underlying fund risk. These funds are also subject to the risks of the underlying funds in which the fund invests in. This may include equity investment risk and fixed income investment risks. Be sure to reassess goals regularly and if your situation has changed, you may want to choose another Lifestyle Fund that more closely matches your new risk profile.
2 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
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