How we invest

TIAA and Nuveen, a leading asset management firm, came together to expand the range of investment options we offer clients. Today the stability and retirement leadership of TIAA combined with the innovation of Nuveen delivers truly unique advantages.

Performance that's based on our principles


Competitive risk-adjusted returns through all kinds of markets1


Commitment to competitive and transparent pricing

Giving back

Profits are reinvested in the business to share with participants

Award-winning performance

We’re the only company to win “Best Overall Large Fund Company” six years running, and “Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company” three years running, from Thomson Reuters Lipper, an independent ratings organization.1

We constantly seek new ways to
help you now and in the future

A leader in responsible investment

Our goal is to deliver competitive returns while promoting broader economic
development, positive societal outcomes and a healthier environment.

More ways we are innovating in our industry

Lifetime income

Offering a wide range of lifetime income

Alternative investments

Access to alternative investments like real estate and agriculture

Our industry reach means opportunities for our customers


One of the largest investment managers with over $1 trillion in assets under management2


100 years of delivering strong results to millions of individuals and thousands of institutions


Offering proven insights to help solve challenges, such as creating income in retirement

Our professionals

A team of MVPs

A collaborative team of over 350 investment professionals averaging 17 years of experience informs every investment decision.
Amy O’Brien
Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investment
President, Global Investments, Nuveen
Head of Global Equity Trading
Heather Davis
CIO, TIAA Global Real Assets
Anupam Damani
Managing Director, Global Public Markets
1 The Lipper Large Fund and the Mixed-Assets Large Fund Awards are given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years’ Consistent Return for eligible funds over the three-year period with at least five equity, five bond, or three mixed-asset portfolios. Note these awards pertain to mutual funds within the TIAA-CREF group of mutual funds; other funds distributed by Nuveen Securities were not included. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, © 2018 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. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit the Research and Performance section on Nuveen Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC.
2 Based on assets under management as of 12/31/2017.
3 Guarantees are based upon the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.