How we invest
In short, we seek to maximize long-term value for our customers. Find out what sets us apart from other investment companies.
Year after year, we help people by pursuing 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 in the years to come.
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.
$954 billion in assets under management
The TIAA portfolio includes a variety of investment types, including stocks, bonds and real estate across public and private markets.
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
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.
A team of MVPs
A collaborative team of over 350 investment professionals averaging 17 years of experience informs every investment decision.
Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investment
President, Global Investments, Nuveen
Head of Global Equity Trading
CIO, TIAA Global Real Assets
Managing Director, Global Public Markets