3 Top-Ranked TIAA Mutual Funds for Splendid Returns

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Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) aims to offer financial services pertaining to investment advice and portfolio management to a wide range of investors including individual investors, intermediaries and institutional clients. This New York-based company, which was founded in 1918 by Andrew Carnegie, has a major portion of its assets allocated to stocks and fixed-income securities.

TIAA Global Asset Management had $954 billion assets under management invested in a wide array of securities. The issuer has investments in more than 50 countries and several mutual funds including both equity and fixed-income funds, and U.S. and non-U.S. funds. In 2017, the fund family received Lipper's Best Overall Large Fund Company award for five consecutive years.

Below we share with you three top-ranked TIAA Mutual Funds. Each has earned a  Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1  (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform its peers in the future. Investors can  click here to see the complete list of TIAA Mutual Funds .

TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Retail TCBPX invests the majority of its assets in bonds including different types of fixed-income securities. The fund's portfolio is divided into two segments. The first segment holds more than 70% of fund's assets which are invested in a wide variety of fixed-income securities and investment-grade bonds. The second segment has around 30% of its assets invested in fixed-income debt securities with special qualities. TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Retail has three-year annualized returns of 3%.

TCBPX has an expense ratio of 0.63% compared with the category average of 0.75%. 

TIAA-CREF Real Estate Securities Fund Premier TRRPX heavily invests in equity securities issued by companies engaged in the real estate industry. TRRPX may also invest almost 15% of its assets in real estate securities of non-U.S. issuers and almost one-fifth of its assets in equity and debt securities of issuers that are not related to the real estate industry. TIAA-CREF Real Estate Securities Fund Premier has three-year annualized returns of 7.8%.

David Copp has been the fund manager of TRRPX since 2005.

TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity Retail TICRX seeks returns similar to the Russell 3000 Index. The fund invests the lion's share of its assets in equity securities issued by companies after giving particular consideration to certain ESG criteria. TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity Retail Class has three-year annualized returns of 9.3%.

As of October 2017, TICRX held 781 issues, with 2.80% of its assets invested in Microsoft Corp.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all TIAA Mutual Funds, investors can  click here to see the complete list of TIAA Mutual Funds .

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Referenced Symbols: TICRX , TCBPX , TRRPX

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