Asset Management

Lipper names TIAA-CREF Best Overall Large Fund Company for 2013

Recognition for most consistent risk-adjusted three-year performance versus industry peers

March 14, 2013

Recognizing strong and consistent overall mutual fund performance over a three-year period versus our peers, Lipper designated TIAA-CREF as the 2013 Best Overall Large Fund Company. We believe that this award validates our commitment to offering a best-in-class mutual fund platform that is robust, disciplined and firmly aligned with the long-term interests of our clients.

The award was presented in New York to Bill Riegel, Head of Equity Investments and Lisa Black, Head of Global Public Fixed-Income markets, who were on hand with other representatives of TIAA-CREF’s investment team for the ceremony. Lipper’s Best Overall Large Fund Company award is presented to firms showing the best overall risk-adjusted performance versus the mutual fund families of other large investment managers across all major asset classes, which include stocks, bonds and mixed asset funds over a three year period.i TIAA-CREF topped 35 other firms to win this category during what has often been a difficult period for active managers.

TIAA-CREF has been helping people invest through all market cycles for nearly 100 years. We believe the Lipper 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.

This consistent approach to investing is also demonstrated through recent recognition from other third-party ratings and rankings, such as Morningstar and Barron’s.

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