The Agriculture investment strategy seeks to capitalize on positive macroeconomic fundamentals by investing in agricultural natural resources and related agricultural investments on a global basis.

The Agriculture investment strategy is designed to gain exposure to an asset class that is characterized by low correlation to other asset classes, provides an effective hedge to inflation, and is expected to benefit from attractive market fundamentals.

The agricultural strategy uses a top-down approach including portfolio strategy and construction, oversight of external managers, as well as a bottom-up approach that involves close communication with asset managers to identify, source, underwrite, acquire, and manage individual assets in TIAA-CREF’s selected geographic markets. The strategy is diversified by geography and crop type in order to create the optimal risk/return profile.

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