Asset Management

CREF Variable Annuity

CREF Social Choice 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. Historically, adjustments have been small.

Accumulations in mutual funds not managed by TIAA-CREF may be subject to administrative charges. These charges are subject to change. Please review current documents related to your plan.

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.
 
 

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

$185.9165
 
0.0602 (0.03%)
 
$13.69B
 
0.45%
 
OVERALL
OUT OF 742 FUNDS
 
$163.5365 - $185.9767
As of close 04/23/2014As of 03/31/2014
As of 03/31/2014
Based on risk adjusted returns
 
06/24/2013
 
 
 
04/22/2014

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.
 

03/31/2011 - 03/31/2014

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Portfolio Overview

  • Investment Strategy
  • Management Team
  • Video
  • Share Class

    Variable Annuity

  • Dividend Frequency

    --

  • Redemption Fee

    --

  • Inception Date

    03/01/1990

  • Ticker

    --

  • CUSIP

    194408605

This variable annuity account seeks a favorable long-term rate of return that reflects the investment performance of the financial markets while giving special consideration to certain social criteria. The account is balanced, with assets divided between domestic and foreign stocks (about 60%) and bonds and other fixed-income securities, including money market instruments (about 40%). The domestic equity portion of the account attempts to track the return of the U.S. stock market, as measured by the Russell 3000 Index, while the foreign equity portion attempts to match the return of developed international markets, as measured by the MSCI EAFE + Canada Index. The fixed-income portion seeks a favorable long-term total return from investment-grade, fixed-rate securities. The account invests only in companies that are suitable from a financial perspective and whose activities are consistent with the account's social criteria.


Jim Campagna, CFA

Senior Director, Equity Investments, Quantitative Portfolio Management


Stephen Liberatore, CFA

Managing Director, Global Public Markets


Anne Sapp, CFA

Managing Director, Equity Investments

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
Common Stocks & Rights59.52%
Corporate Bonds11.89%
Mortgage-Backed Securities (Includes MPT & CMOS)7.86%
Foreign Government And Corporate Bonds Denominated In U.S. Dollars6.99%
U.S. Treasury Securities3.89%
U.S. Agency Securities3.83%
Municipal Bonds2.50%
Asset-Backed Securities1.16%
CMBS0.75%
Preferred Stock0.18%
Bank Loan Obligations0.16%
Short-Term Investments, Other Assets & Liabilities, Net1.27%

Top 10 Holdings 
The top 10 holdings are subject to change and may not be representative of the fund's current or future investments. The holdings listed only include the fund's long-term investments. Money market instruments and/or futures contracts, if applicable, are excluded. The holdings may not include the fund's entire investment portfolio and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell a particular security.
 

As of 03/31/2014
Market Value ($)% of
Net Assets
Google, Inc (Class A)119.3M0.87%
Johnson & Johnson115.6M0.84%
U.S. Treasury Bond 2.875%, 05/15/43114.4M0.83%
U.S. Treasury Note 1.500%, 02/28/19112.5M0.82%
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc (Class B)99.8M0.73%
Procter & Gamble Co96.9M0.71%
International Business Machines Corp91.8M0.67%
U.S. Treasury Bond 3.750%, 11/15/4386.1M0.63%
Merck & Co, Inc81.8M0.60%
U.S. Treasury Note 2.750%, 02/15/2476.9M0.56%

The risks that the account is subject to include the risk of socially screened investing, market risk, company risk, small-cap risk, income volatility risk, credit risk, interest-rate risk, prepayment risk, extension risk and foreign investment risks.

1The Account's benchmark is a composite index composed of the Russell 3000® Index the Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index and the MSCI EAFE+Canada. The Russell 3000 Index is an unmanaged index of stocks of the 3,000 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, based on market capitalization, and represents about 98% of the total market capitalization of the publicly traded U.S. equity market. The Lehman Brothers Aggregate Bond Index tracks the performance of the U.S. investment-grade fixed-rate bond market, including government and credit securities, agency mortgage pass-through securities, asset-backed securities, and commercial mortgage-backed securities. These indices are weighted, meaning that the return of a larger security has a greater effect on the index's return than that of a smaller one. The MSCIEAFE® + Canada Index tracks the performance of the leading stocks in 21 MSCI developed countries outside of North America--in Europe, Australasia and the Far East, as well as in Canada. The MSCI EAFE® + Canada Index constructs indices country by country, and then assembles the country indices into regional indices. The MSCI EAFE® + Canada Index is primarily a large-capitalization index, with approximately 65% of its stocks falling in this category. Morgan Stanley determines the composition of the index based on a combination of factors including regional/country exposure, price, trading volume and significant owners, and can change its composition at any time. You cannot invest directly in these indices.

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.

Morningstar

 
A research company that rates the performance of Mutual Funds and Variable Annuities.
 

Morningstar Rating

  • OVERALL
    OUT OF 742 FUNDS
  • 3 YEAR
    OUT OF 742 FUNDS
  • 5 YEAR
    OUT OF 666 FUNDS
  • 10 YEAR
    OUT OF 437 FUNDS

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

Morningstar Stylebox

EQUITY
  • VALUE
  • BLEND
  • GROWTH
  • LARGE
  • MID
  • SMALL

The Morningstar Style Box™ reveals a fund's investment strategy. For equity funds, the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend or growth).

Morningstar Category

Moderate Allocation

Morningstar Risk Measures

RETURN VS. CATEGORY*+AVG
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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

    7.90
  • R-Squared

    0.98
  • Sharpe Ratio

    1.16
  • Beta

    0.99
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