CREF Variable Annuity

CREF Inflation-Linked Bond Account (R1)


Unit Value


Day's Change


Portfolio Net Assets


Expense Charge

Expenses are estimated each year based on projected expense and asset levels. Differences between actual expenses and the estimate are adjusted quarterly and are reflected in current investment results.

The Account’s total annual expense deduction appears in the Account's prospectus, and may be different than that shown herein due to rounding. Please refer to the prospectus for further details.

30 Day
SEC Yield

The fund's 30-day SEC yield is based on yield to maturity of a fund's investments over a 30-day period and not on the dividends paid by the fund, which may differ.

Overall Morningstar Rating

The Overall Morningstar Rating is based on risk-adjusted return, and is a weighted average of the applicable 3-, 5-, and 10-year Ratings.

52 Week Range

0.0261 (0.04%)
$65.2711 - $68.7275
As of close 11/30/2015As of 10/31/2015As of 11/27/2015 
As of 10/31/2015
Based on risk adjusted returns


Management Team

John CerraManaging Director, Global Public Markets, Portfolio Management

John Cerra is a managing director and fixed income portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Cerra is a member of the portfolio management team for several of the organization's fixed-income portfolios. Since joining the TIAA-CREF organization in 1985, he has held several positions including managing the public asset-backed securities team and U.S. dollar-based derivative investment portfolio. He also served as an investment officer of the public markets structured finance team and bond group. In addition, Mr. Cerra worked as a quantitative fixed-income investment analyst. Mr. Cerra holds a B.A. in economics from Fordham University and an M.B.A. in finance from Rutgers University's Graduate School of Management.

Stephen Liberatore, CFAManaging Director, Global Public Markets

Stephen M. Liberatore, CFA is a managing director and fixed-income portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Liberatore is the lead portfolio manager for the organization's Socially Responsible investment (SRI) fixed income mandates and holds responsibility for investment strategy and securities selection. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2004.Mr. Liberatore has 20 years of industry experience, including positions at Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and Protective Life Corporation, where he was responsible for portfolio management, credit research and trading for both total return and liability-driven assets.Mr. Liberatore is considered a subject matter expert on the management of total return SRI fixed-income portfolios, and he frequently presents at both SRI and fixed-income conferences. His views on developments in these areas have been featured in numerous industry publications. Mr. Liberatore is a member of the initial executive committee of the Green Bond Principles and the CERES Green Bond Working Group.Mr. Liberatore holds a B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA in finance and operations from Wake Forest University's Babcock Graduate School of Management. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society North Carolina and the CFA Institute.

As of April 24, 2015, additional classes of CREF Accounts are available with different eligibility requirements. Please visit the account’s prospectus at for more information.
Investing in this account involves risk that the market values of these bonds may be affected by changes in investors' inflation expectations or changes in "real" rates of interest (i.e., a security's return, above the inflation rate).