Brokerage services

Get the basics

Trade stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds

Build and adjust your investment portfolio based on your goals. Do it yourself, ask us for help, or let us manage it for you. 1
TIAA offers a wide range of mutual fund families and No-Transaction Fee Exchange-Traded funds.
Get the Basics

A brokerage account offers investing options so you can choose how to manage your money.

Look at all of the things you can put in a TIAA Brokerage account
a brokerage account can contain CDs, stocks, mutual funds, bonds and exchange traded funds

The perks of working with TIAA

Choose your level of support

You can invest on your own, take advantage of occasional assistance from our specialists or let us manage your investments.

Competitive fees

Buy stocks or exchange traded funds (ETFs) online for $7.95 per trade.  Pay even less, just $5.95, when you work with a Wealth Management Advisor. Investment fees and expenses may apply. 2

Lots of choice

Use a brokerage account to choose from a wide array of investment options.

Get the Basics

An investment account beyond retirement savings

Step One Open a brokerage account online, by phone or in person at one of our local offices.
Step Two Fund your account by personal check, wire transfers, pension payments, or transfers from another firm.
Step Three Invest on your own, or with occasional assistance from us, and manage your investments on
Step Four Take money out when you need it. A great way to invest funds for emergencies.
TIAA Options

Our brokerage accounts give you flexibility and convenience—pick an option that works for you.


Build your own portfolio

Access to the tools and resources our professionals use to find investments such as stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds.

Let a professional manage it for you

We can manage your portfolio for you based on your personal needs and goals.3
Managed Accounts
Take Action

Open a TIAA Brokerage account

A TIAA Brokerage account is an option for anyone—whether you have your retirement plan with us or not.

Open an account online

Get started today and open a brokerage account. It takes just a few steps.

Give us a call

We’re here to help.
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Schedule a call

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Fund your brokerage account

Fund your brokerage account by electronic check, wire, check, brokerage account transfer or stock certificates.

Individual Advisory Services

Get personalized advice and guidance for every stage of your financial life.

Research and analysis tools

Access real-time equity quotes, detailed company reports and investment expertise of our asset management team.

Which IRA is for you?

Have five minutes?  Just answer a few questions and our IRA Decision Support Tool will suggest options that work with your retirement goals.
TIAA Brokerage, a division of TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC , distributes securities. Brokerage accounts are carried by Pershing, LLC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Member FINRA, NYSE, SIPC.
This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or investment advice in connection with a distribution, transfer or rollover, a purchase or sale of securities or other investment property, or the management of securities or other investments, including the development of an investment strategy or retention of an investment manager or advisor. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made in consultation with an investor’s personal advisor based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing.  Please call 877-518-9161 for product and fund prospectuses that contain this and other information. Please read the prospectuses carefully before investing.
1 TIAA-CREF managed account services provide discretionary investment management services for a fee. Certain securities may not be suitable for all investors.
2 Reduced commissions are available to clients who have completed a financial planning solution with a Wealth Management Advisor.  Individual Advisory Services are provided at no additional cost.  To learn more about our expense and fee policies, access the TIAA Brokerage Customer Account Agreement .
3 TIAA-CREF managed account services are offered through TIAA-CREF Advice and Planning Services and TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC , a registered investment adviser and broker-dealer, and the Private Asset Management offered by TIAA, FSB, a federal savings bank.
4 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.
5 Please note that TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds share the risks associated with the types of securities held by each of the underlying funds in which they invest. In addition to the fees and expenses associated with the Lifecycle funds, there is exposure to the fees and expenses associated with the underlying mutual funds as well.