Mutual funds

A mutual fund is a collection of professionally selected and managed stocks, bonds, cash or alternative investments grouped together in one fund. Learn how mutual funds can be a convenient simple approach to investing.
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A convenient, simple approach to investing

Here are 3 advantages of mutual funds to consider as part of your investment strategy

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Mutual funds provide multiple investment opportunities in one fund.  This can provide lower risk through diversification and lower costs for you.

Professional money management

We handle all the day-to-day decisions, such as buying, selling and researching investment opportunities for our actively managed funds.

Easy access to your money

Mutual funds allow you to buy and sell shares as well as convert your assets to cash with ease.

Why TIAA

Five times in a row!

We’re the only company to win “Best Overall Large Fund Company” five years in a row, from Thomson Reuters Lipper, an independent ratings organization.1
tiaa options

Choose from TIAA mutual funds that may help you meet your goals.

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Target date

Pick a Lifecycle fund with a date closest to when you plan to retire, and it automatically adjusts over time.
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Risk level

Lifestyle funds let you choose and maintain the risk level that's right for YOU.
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Featured funds

These funds cover a spectrum of asset classes and investment styles, including equity, fixed income, and asset allocation.
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Interested in responsible investment?

Our responsible investment funds have a dual objective of seeking competitive returns and making a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
Nuveen Options

You can invest in Nuveen funds through a Brokerage account.

Nuveen Municipal Bonds

Looking for tax-exempt income and the potential to dampen volatility in a diversified portfolio?

Nuveen Municipal Bonds

Learn about our wide range of funds that have received Morningstar’s Overall rating of four or five stars

Nuveen Fund Updates

Keep up-to-date on Nuveen mutual funds quarterly commentary
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Please note, the target date for Lifecycle funds is the approximate date when investors plan to start withdrawing their money. The principal value of the fund(s) is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.

Diversification is a technique to help reduce risk. There is no guarantee that diversification will protect against a loss of income.
 
1 The Thomson Reuters Lipper Large Fund Award is given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years’ Consistent Return for eligible funds over the three-year period ended 11/30/12, 11/30/13, 11/30/14, 11/30/15 and 11/30/2016, respectively. TIAA was ranked among 36 fund companies in 2012, 48 fund companies in 2013 and 2014,  37 fund companies in 2015 and 34 fund companies in 2016 with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over three, five, or ten years. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ©2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited.
 
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
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