How we serve you

How we invest

In 2014, TIAA and Nuveen came together to expand our range of investment options. Today, our customers benefit from the combined history of stability, retirement leadership and innovation of both TIAA and Nuveen.

Performance that's based on our principles


Competitive risk-adjusted returns through all kinds of markets1


Commitment to competitive and transparent pricing

Giving back

Profits are reinvested in the business to share with participants

Award-winning performance

We’re the only company to win the Lipper “Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company” award four years running from Refinitiv, an independent ratings organization.1

We constantly seek new ways to help you now and in the future


A leader in responsible investment

Our goal is to deliver competitive returns while promoting broader economic 
development, positive societal outcomes and a healthier environment.

More ways we are innovating in our industry

Lifetime income

Offering a wide range of lifetime income 

Alternative investments

Access to alternative investments like real estate and agriculture

Our industry reach means opportunities for our customers


One of the largest investment managers with nearly $1 trillion in assets under management3


100 years of delivering strong results to millions of individuals and thousands of institutions


Offering proven insights to help solve challenges, such as creating income in retirement

1 The Lipper Mixed-Assets Large Fund Award is given to the group with the lowest average decile ranking of three years’ Consistent Return for eligible funds over the three-year period. Note this award pertains to mixed-assets mutual funds within the TIAA-CREF group of mutual funds; other funds distributed by Nuveen Securities were not included. From Thomson Reuters Lipper Awards, ? 2019 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States. The printing, copying, redistribution, or retransmission of this Content without express written permission is prohibited. Certain funds have fee waivers in effect. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit the Research and Performance section on The investment advisory services, strategies and expertise of TIAA Investments, a division of Nuveen, are provided by Teachers Advisors, LLC and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, Members FINRA and SIPC, distribute securities products.
2 Guarantees are based upon the claims-paying ability of the issuing company.
3 TIAA assets under management: $970B as of 12/31/18.