How we invest
Born from a legacy of making a difference, we seek to maximize long-term value for our customers. Find out what sets us apart from other investment companies.
We constantly look beyond what others are doing to find consistent results
Since our start in 1918, TIAA has grown to one of the world’s largest asset managers1 with offices in 40 countries and investments around the globe. With a focus on managing risk responsibly and generating long-term value through real assets like property and farmland, we’re committed to helping you now and 50 years from now.
A long-term investment approach
Beyond TIAA’s nearly 100-year history of serving those who serve others, there are several advantages to our unique approach.
$915 billion in assets under management
The TIAA Global Asset Management portfolio includes a variety of investment types, including stocks, bonds and real estate across public and private markets.
*Other represents consolidated assets not included in the asset class breakdown.
Our track record
Performance that’s built to last
Through recessions and crises as well as market highs and lows, TIAA has been recognized for producing consistent long-term performance.3 We look for real, sustainable investment opportunities, to help support our investors in any market.
The #1 manager of real assets in farmland4
The #1 real estate manager of U.S. tax-exempt assets4
A top 10 manager of real assets in timber4
Our investments in real assets produce real value5
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.3
A leader in responsible investment
TIAA's goal is to deliver competitive returns while promoting broader economic development, positive societal outcomes and a healthier environment. Learn more about how we invest responsibly.
With one of the most tenured and dedicated teams in the industry, we strive for long-term results
Chief Executive Officer, Nuveen
Managing Director, Global Public Markets
Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investment
President, Global Investments, Nuveen
CIO, TIAA Global Real Assets