Investing with confidence through all types of market conditions

Investment styles may fall in and out of favor, but we remain faithful to our proven approach that measures results by the long-term success of our clients. Our consistent, prudent investment processes are aimed at producing competitive, risk-adjusted returns over time.

A discipline that keeps us focused
Our investment discipline generates consistency in our portfolio construction and risk management. Our offerings stay true to their established objectives and repeatable investment processes.
Putting experience to work
Our centralized research group includes dedicated senior analysts who look at all of the industry sectors from a global perspective.

Taking a broader look before
we invest

Our public market equity and fixed income analysts collaborate for a more complete evaluation of each company’s well-being before we invest.
Short-term opportunities for long term value
Our fundamental research skill and perspective helps identify short-term opportunities that have potential to add value over the long term.

Equity Portfolios

With over 60 years of experience, we’ve refined a disciplined, rigorous process to identify what we believe to be the best investment opportunities. We employ actively managed, quantitatively managed and indexed equity strategies across a variety of styles, which we’ve refined over our long history to provide clients with a broad range of portfolios to meet their needs.

Fixed-Income Portfolios

We started as a fixed-income investor in 1918. Today, we are one of the top 10 managers of U.S. institutional tax-exempt assets based on assets under management.3 We offer a myriad of fixed-income portfolios that invest in a wide range of bonds: corporate bonds, government bonds and structured securities, as well as niche strategies.

Target Date Portfolios

The TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Funds4 are age-appropriate, professionally managed asset allocation portfolios that automatically adjust over time. Our Lifecycle Funds are based on our unique experience of managing the retirement assets of nearly four million individuals through all kinds of markets. We focus on the goal of providing our investors with income that lasts longer during their retirement years to help them meet more of their goals for the future. As with all mutual funds, the principal value of a Lifecycle Fund isn’t guaranteed and will fluctuate with market changes.

Asset Allocation Portfolios

We have 60 years of asset allocation experience, which we draw upon every day when managing our Lifestyle Funds. By investing in other TIAA-CREF Funds, our Lifestyle Funds cover the risk/reward spectrum and range from conservative to aggressive. This allows us to better meet the needs of all our investors, no matter what their risk tolerance and individual needs might be.

Alternative Investing

Alternative Investments at TIAA-CREF include natural resource and infrastructure, private equity and private placements. For example, we have a program focused on identifying and investing in areas for sustainable growth, like agriculture.5

We seek to produce long-term, risk-adjusted returns with our agriculture portfolio by encouraging our employees to work with local farmers and operators in the United States, Australia, Brazil, and Eastern Europe to implement state-of-the-art technology and sustainable farming practices.

Our forward-thinking philosophy has led us to be one of the largest institutional owners of farmland in the world.

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Lipper Fund Awards

2013, 2014 & 2015 Lipper Awards: “Best Overall Large Fund Company”1

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75% of our mutual funds received an overall Morningstar rating of four or five stars, based on risk-adjusted returns.2

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