Asset Management

Our approach to Asset Management is framed in an entirely different way.

And the industry has noticed. 2013 aiCIO Industry Innovation Awards winner for SRI/ESG Strategies.

aiCIO award imageRecognizing a company-wide commitment to socially responsible investing, TIAA-CREF has been announced as this year’s winner in the SRI/ESG Strategies category at the 2013 aiCIO Industry Innovation Awards. In describing the award, aiCIO cited TIAA-CREF “for its company-wide push—from fixed-income to real estate—toward responsible investing techniques.” We believe that this award validates our commitment to creating better outcomes for our clients through responsible investing.

Innovation is ingrained in TIAA-CREF’s approach to asset management, and aiCIO recently profiled Heather Davis, head of Global Private Markets, in Innovation with a Forward Tilt, where she discussed our unique history, structure, and how that allows us to be forward thinking for our clients.

TIAA-CREF has been at the forefront of the developing SRI (socially responsible investment) fixed income space, and Stephen M. Liberatore, portfolio manager for TIAA-CREF’s Social Choice fixed income strategy, recently discussed the current environment for socially responsible fixed income products and how the landscape has evolved in the article SRI & ESG, Then and Now.

With more than $541 billion in assets under management1 and a client population of nearly 4 million, TIAA-CREF has a responsible investment program that encompasses multiple dimensions – applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria to investment decisions; engaging with our portfolio companies; promoting transparency and accountability; and developing and advancing best practices. To learn more, see our 2012-2013 Responsible Investing Report (PDF). To learn more about the 2013 aiCIO Industry Innovation Awards, visit

TIAA-CREF has been investing through all market cycles for nearly 100 years. We believe this award recognizes the value of our disciplined approach along with our commitment to an asset management philosophy that balances proven strategies with innovative new ones. Learn more about our innovation across asset classes here.