Asset Management

Our Strategies

TIAA-CREF offers a complete range of distinctive investment strategies

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Equities Strategies

TIAA-CREF has been investing in equities for more than 60 years and is one of the top ten managers of equity assets based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management.* The firm manages a wide range of active, enhanced, and index equity strategies across different capitalizations, geographic areas, and investment styles.



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* Pensions & Investments, May 27, 2013. Rankings based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of December 31, 2012 reported by each responding asset manager.

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Fixed Income Strategies

TIAA-CREF began as a fixed income investor in 1918 and, today, we are one of the top ten managers of fixed income assets based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management.* Fixed income investment strategies leverage the firm’s extensive experience across maturities, sectors, and security types.


Fixed Income

Core Fixed Income Bond
Core Fixed Income Index
Core Plus Fixed Income Balanced
Domestic Money Market Income
Emerging Markets Debt
High Yield
Inflation-Linked
Short-Term Bond
Social Choice Balanced
Social Choice Fixed
Tax-Exempt Bond


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* Pensions & Investments, May 27, 2013. Rankings based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of December 31, 2012 reported by each responding asset manager.

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Alternative Strategies

Starting with the view that the natural resources and infrastructure sectors are attractive alternative investment areas due to positive supply and demand characteristics, TIAA-CREF developed integrated strategies across agriculture, agricultural operations, timber, energy and infrastructure to capitalize on these opportunities. With these real assets in finite supply, and demographic shifts such as population growth and urbanization on the rise, demand and therefore value should increase.


Alternative

Global Agriculture
Global Timberland
Global Infastructure
Global Energy


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Real Estate Strategies

Six decades of experience in the real estate market have helped us develop a robust, finely tuned investment platform and an extensive network of strong relationships with professionals across every facet of the real estate industry. As the largest real estate manager of U.S. tax-exempt assets in the world,* TIAA-CREF brings scale and reach to a comprehensive infrastructure that serves as the foundation for every investment choice we make for clients.


Real Estate

U.S. Commercial Mortgage
U.S. Direct Real Estate
Global Real Estate


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* Pensions & Investments, October 28, 2013. Rankings based on institutional tax exempt assets under management as of June 30, 2013 reported by each responding asset manager.

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