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3 TIAA Mutual Funds for Amazing Returns

Previously known as TIAA-CREF, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America Fund (TIAA) was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1918. TIAA had $1 trillion in assets under management as of Jun 30, 2018. The major portion of its assets is allocated to stocks and fixed income securities.

Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA, seeks to offer financial services pertaining to investment advice and portfolio management to more than five million customers and around 16,000 institutional investors. The company has investments in more than 50 nations, with about 397 offices located in 19 countries.

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 Social Choice Low Carbon Equity Fund Retirement Class TEWCX aims for long-term total return. The fund invests the majority of its assets in equity securities. The fund invests in a manner that it imitates the investment performance of the overall American stock market while focusing on certain environmental, social and governance criteria. TEWCX has returned 23.5% on a year-to-date basis.

TEWCX has an expense ratio of 0.57% compared with the category average of 0.96%.

TIAA-CREF Lifestyle Growth Fund Premier Class TSGPX aims for long-term capital appreciation with some current income. The fund invests the majority of its assets in equity underlying funds and the minority in fixed-income underlying funds. TSGPX has returned 18% on a year-to-date basis.

John Cunniff is one of the fund managers of TSGPX since 2011.

TIAA-CREF Quant Small-Cap Equity Fund Retirement Class TRSEX seeks total return, mostly through growth of capital. The fund invests the majority of its assets in equity securities of small-capitalization companies. TRSEX has returned 17.4% on a year-to-date basis.

As of September 2019, TRSEX held 404 issues, with 0.98% of its assets invested in Portland General Electric Co.

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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