TIAA-CREF Mutual Funds

TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Growth Fund (Institutional)


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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

0.09 (0.58%)
0.44% / 0.44%
$14.38 - $17.10
As of close 10/08/2015As of 09/30/2015
As of 09/30/2015
Based on risk adjusted returns


Management Team

Susan HirschManaging Director, Equity Investments, Active Portfolio Management

Susan Hirsch is a managing director and active equity portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Ms. Hirsch manages large-cap growth investment portfolios. She joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2005.Ms. Hirsch has 39 years of industry experience. Previously, she was a portfolio manager for mid-cap-growth and technology sector portfolios at Jennison Associates. Ms. Hirsch joined Jennison as a result of the merger of Prudential's public equity asset management capabilities into the Jennison organization. Her earlier experience includes work at Lehman Brothers Global Asset Management and Delphi Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager for the Selected Growth Stock portfolio. Ms. Hirsch was recognized as an Institutional Investor All-American Research Team Analyst for small stock in 1991, 1992 and 1993.Ms. Hirsch holds a B.S. in accounting from Brooklyn College and is a member of the Financial Analysts Federation and the New York Society of Securities Analysts.

Terrence Kontos, CFAManaging Director, Equity Investments

Terry Kontos is a managing director and portfolio manager for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Kontos manages large-cap growth portfolios and serves as a growth analyst on the Global Equity research team. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2012. Mr. Kontos has 11 years of investment experience. Previously, he was a senior vice president and senior analyst at Fred Alger Management where he supported the small-, mid-, and large-cap growth teams. Mr. Kontos earned a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Our Investment Philosophy

  • The portfolio manager believes that attractive opportunities may be found by buying into the “growth stories” of our time — high-quality, market-leading, blue-chip companies that the manager believes have the potential to provide sustained, above-average growth in revenues, earnings and cash flows.
  • Additionally, the portfolio manager believes growth opportunities can be found in companies that are in a period of transition that results in temporarily mispriced or “controversial” stock valuations. These companies may appear beaten down by the market due to a short-term setback, but often are fundamentally sound, well-managed growth-oriented businesses working through temporary problems.

The risks that the fund is subject to include Market Risk, Issuer Risk, Large-Cap Risk, Style Risk, Active Management Risk, Foreign Investment Risk, Special Situation Risk

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