WITH BILL REIGEL, GLOBAL HEAD OF EQUITIES
TIAA-CREF has been investing in equities for over 60 years and international markets since 1972. With over $180 billion in equity assets under management1, TIAA-CREF’s approach has evolved to reflect the global nature of markets and industries.
Today, business is global. Companies are going global and it’s important to look at markets from a global perspective in order to spot trends and find growth areas. With the current growth in international markets right now, we want to be able to capture some of that growth. And, being globally diversified can also mean potentially less risk on the portfolio side.
As you think about each of the industry sectors in the various markets around the world, one of the things to take away is that over time each of those sectors acts differently. That’s why at TIAA-CREF, we believe it’s important to have our research analysts function as industry specialists. If that individual has seen various cycles, they understand how their companies react as economies grow or recede.
A differentiator of TIAA-CREFs global equities business is the depth of experience of the portfolio management and research teams - on average the portfolio management has over 14 years of experience and the research staff average 13 years of experience.
This body of experience, along with a global, forward thinking approach, set TIAA-CREF apart from their peers.
1 As of December 31, 2010.
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