How we invest
Born from a legacy of making a difference, we're dedicated to maximizing long-term value for our customers. Find out what sets us apart from other investment companies.
A long-term investment approach
Beyond our nearly 100-year history in the financial industry, there are several advantages to trusting TIAA with your investment goals.
Aligned with our customers' interests
We were created to serve the best interests of our customers. Our focus is delivering superior, long-term results at competitive costs.
Repeat, repeat, repeat
Following an investment process developed over many years, we adjust our portfolios with the goal of producing competitive, risk adjusted returns over time.
We focus on taking the right amount of risk to help deliver long-term competitive returns.
Size and scope
As one of the largest global asset managers, we give you access to a variety of traditional and alternative asset classes and management approaches.
$889 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
Our investment performance
Through recessions and crises as well as market highs and lows, TIAA has been recognized for producing consistent long-term performance.1
|TIAA Global Asset Management has||$889B||in assets under management.2|
|We serve||5M||people overall.3|
|In 2016 an independent research firm rated||69%||of TIAA funds/annuities 4+ stars |
(4-44.00%; 5-25.33%, risk adjusted returns).4
|TIAA's fund & variable annuity expenses are||1/2||of the industry average.5|
A leader in responsible investment
TIAA's responsible investment approach is designed to deliver competitive returns, while promoting economic development, positive social outcomes and a healthier environment.
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
TIAA’s family of companies
TIAA is a global organization working for you
TIAA started out offering retirement services to educators nearly 100 years ago. We’ve grown into a Fortune 100 financial services organization with a diverse group of companies, including Nuveen Investments, which are built to perform.
Our commercial relationships and global investments provide our clients with worldwide investing opportunities.
Our disciplined investment process is continuously repeated to help you achieve financial well-being to and through retirement.
Our global company invests in a wide range of asset classes across public and private markets.