Mutual funds

A mutual fund is a collection of professionally selected and managed stocks, bonds, cash or alternative investments grouped together in one fund. Learn how mutual funds can be a convenient simple approach to investing.
Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a wide range of mutual funds.
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A convenient, simple approach to investing

Here are 3 advantages of mutual funds to consider as part of your investment strategy

Don't put all your eggs in one basket

Mutual funds provide multiple investment opportunities in one fund.  This can provide lower risk through diversification and lower costs for you.

Professional money management

We handle all the day-to-day decisions, such as buying, selling and researching investment opportunities for our actively managed funds.

Easy access to your money

Mutual funds allow you to buy and sell shares as well as convert your assets to cash with ease.



For the fourth consecutive year, TIAA was awarded the 2019 Lipper Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Group which includes TIAA’s Lifecycle Active and Index Series, Lifestyle Series and Managed Allocation Funds.*

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Choose from TIAA mutual funds that may help you meet your goals.

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Target date

Pick a Lifecycle fund with a date closest to when you plan to retire, and it automatically adjusts over time.
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Risk level

Lifestyle funds let you choose and maintain the risk level that's right for YOU.
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Featured funds

These funds cover a spectrum of asset classes and investment styles, including equity, fixed income, and asset allocation.
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Interested in responsible investment?

Our responsible investment funds have a dual objective of seeking competitive returns and making a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
Nuveen Options

You can invest in Nuveen funds through a Brokerage account.

Nuveen Municipal Bonds

Looking for tax-exempt income and the potential to dampen volatility in a diversified portfolio?

Nuveen Mutual Funds

Learn about our wide range of funds that have received Morningstar’s Overall rating of four or five stars

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Please note, the target date for Lifecycle funds is the approximate date when investors plan to start withdrawing their money. The principal value of the fund(s) is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.
Diversification is a technique to help reduce risk. There is no guarantee that diversification will protect against a loss of income.
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.

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or investment advice in connection with a distribution, transfer or rollover, a purchase or sale of securities or other investment property, or the management of securities or other investments, including the development of an investment strategy or retention of an investment manager or advisor. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made in consultation with an investor's personal advisor based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.