Asset Management

CREF Variable Annuity

CREF Money Market Account

Unit Value

 

Day's Change

 

Portfolio Net Assets

 

Estimated
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.
 
 

7-Day Current / Effective Ann. Yield

 
The current yield more closely reflects current earnings than does the total return.

7-Day Current Annualized Yield – A simple interest calculation. A measure of return that divides average net income received over a 7-day period by the average balance in your account and multiplies the result by 365 to get an annual equivalent. This measure reflects income actually received over the last 7 days and differs from Effective Annualized Yield in that it does not reflect compounding.

7-Day Effective Annualized Yield – A compound interest calculation. A measure of return that compounds the 7-Day Current Yield to an annual figure. This measure assumes that dividends are reinvested and that an investor will earn the 7-Day Yield for an entire year. It also reflects interest earned on interest, or compounded interest.
 
 

52 Week Range

$25.5337
 
0.0000 (0.00%)
 
$11.86B
 
0.41%
 
0.00% / 0.00%
 
$25.5336 - $25.5337
As of close 04/17/2014As of 03/31/2014As of 04/17/2014
04/22/2013
 
 
 
05/30/2013

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 
The chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made on the date indicated. The total returns are not adjusted to reflect sales charges or the effects of taxation, but are adjusted to reflect actual ongoing expenses, and assume reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, net of all recurring costs.
 

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Portfolio Overview

  • Investment Strategy
  • Management Team
  • Share Class

    Variable Annuity

  • Dividend Frequency

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  • Redemption Fee

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  • Inception Date

    04/01/1988

  • Ticker

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  • CUSIP

    194408704

This variable annuity account seeks high current income consistent with maintaining liquidity and preserving capital. The account invests in securities or other high-quality instruments maturing in 397 days or less. It maintains a dollar-weighted average maturity of 60 days or less and a dollar-weighted average life to maturity of 120 days or less. The account invests primarily in commercial paper, bank obligations and U.S. government-issued securities that are classified as "first-tier" securities, meaning that they are rated within the highest short-term category by at least two nationally recognized statistical rating organizations. It can invest up to 30% of its assets in money market and debt instruments of foreign issuers denominated in U.S. dollars.


Michael Ferraro, CFA

Director, Global Public Markets


Joseph Rolston

Director

Performance Returns 
Average annual total return is a hypothetical rate of return that, if achieved annually, would have produced the same cumulative total return if performance had been constant over the entire period. Average annual total returns smooth out variation in performance; they are not the same as actual year-by-year results. Also, it is the average annual profit or loss realized by an investment at the end of a specified calendar period, stated as the percentage gained or lost per dollar invested.
 

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The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your accumulation units or shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Performance may reflect waivers or reimbursements of certain expenses. Absent these waivers or reimbursement arrangements, performance results would have been lower. Since Inception performance shown is cumulative for funds that have less than one year of performance history. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.

Portfolio Composition

 
Portfolio Composition provides details for the investments that constitute a particular fund.
 

Sector Weightings

As of 03/31/2014
% of
Net Assets
Commercial Paper40.79%
U.S. Government Agency Securities25.63%
U.S. Treasury Bills / Notes17.55%
Floating Rate Securities, Government10.68%
Certificates of Deposit5.36%
Other Assets & Liabilities, Net-0.01%

Maturity Allocation

As of 03/31/2014
% of
Fixed Income Investments
0 - 30 Days37.41%
31 - 60 Days24.95%
61 - 90 Days20.48%
91+ Days17.16%

Beginning July 16, 2009, part or all of the 12b-1 distribution expenses and/or administrative expenses attributable to the CREF Money Market Account are being voluntarily waived. Without these waivers, the 7-day current and effective annualized yields and total returns would have been lower. These waivers may be discontinued at any time without notice. Amounts waived on or after October 1, 2010 are subject to possible recovery by TIAA under certain conditions.

An investment in the CREF Money Market Account is not a deposit of any bank and is neither insured nor guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other U.S. government agency. It is possible to lose money in this Account. The current yield more closely reflects the Account's current earnings than does the total return.

1The iMoneyNet Money Fund Averages – All Taxable category is a simple average of over 1,000 taxable money market funds and you cannot invest directly in it.

2The performance shown for the benchmark is computed from May 1988.

Morningstar is an independent service that rates mutual funds and variable annuities.

For each fund/account with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's/account's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Where applicable, Morningstar's performance rankings are based on linked performance that considers the differences in expense ratios, while actual performance data shown does not reflect such differences.

The top 10 percent of funds/accounts in a category receive five stars, the next 22.5 percent receive four stars, and the next 35 percent receive three stars, the next 22.5 percent receive two stars and the bottom 10 percent receive one star. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund/account within this scale and rated separately, which may cause slight variations in the distribution percentages.) Morningstar proprietary ratings on U.S.-domiciled funds/accounts reflect historical risk-adjusted performance, are subject to change every month. They are derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. Please note, Morningstar now rates group variable annuities within the open-end mutual fund universe.

The information contained in these reports is the proprietary information of Morningstar, Inc., may not be copied or redistributed for any purpose and may only be used for non-commercial, personal purposes. Additionally, Morningstar, Inc. shall not be responsible for investment decisions, damages or other losses resulting from use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. has not granted consent for it to be considered or deemed an "expert" under the Securities Act of 1933.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA, distribute securities products. Annuity contracts and certificates are issued by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF), New York, NY. Investment products, insurance and annuity products: are not FDIC insured, are not bank guaranteed, are not deposits, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not a condition to any banking service or activity, and may lose value.

Investment Risk

 
Investment risk is usually related to the performance of an investment—riskier investments offer potentially higher returns—but are more volatile in the short-term. Beta (past price fluctuations), R-Squared (performance against benchmark index), and Standard Deviation (past volatility) are all used to calculate the degree of risk associated with individual investments.
 
 
LOWER
RISK
HIGHER
RISK

Level of risk is defined using the 3 Year Standard Deviation of the Investment.

Following risk measures below are based on a 3 Year period.

  • Standard Deviation

    0.00
  • R-Squared

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  • Sharpe Ratio

    -152.42
  • Beta

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