How We Invest


Born from a legacy of making a difference, TIAA-CREF Asset Management is a global asset manager dedicated to helping institutional and individual investors achieve their investment goals. Today, we manage $611 billion in assets with a long-term perspective and deep expertise across a wide range of traditional and alternative asset classes.1

We're one of the largest global asset managers across multiple asset classes.

We were created to serve the interests of our clients.

We seek long-term results that efficiently balance return and risk.

Recognized for delivering consistent results

2013 & 2014 Lipper Awards: "Best Overall Large Fund Company"3

In 2013 and 2014, we received the Lipper Award for Best Overall Large Fund Company in the United States, based on three-year risk adjusted performance among 36 and 48 large investment managers.3

Lipper Awards

70% of our funds received an overall Morningstar rating of 4 or 5 stars (51.79% 4 stars and 17.86% 5 stars) based on risk-adjusted returns.4

This reflects our funds' ability to deliver consistent and competitive, risk-adjusted returns and that 100% of our mutual funds and variable annuities have expense ratios below the median of their Morningstar categories.2