Nuveen and TIAA are partnering to develop alternative investment and outcome-based solutions that provide diversification opportunities for clients around the world.
Why Invest in Alternatives?
These asset classes may offer portfolio diversification, protection from inflation uncertainty and higher return
potential than public markets. We deliver access through an independent, multi-affiliate model designed to foster
innovative and forward thinking with unique perspectives that guides our performance-driven culture.
Alternative Investment Strategies
Why Nuveen & TIAA?
Combining the expertise of the two firms’
investment affiliates provides industry-leading
access to multiple asset classes.
Together the firms manage in excess of $161
billion in aggregate alternative and real
Together, Nuveen and TIAA represent one of the world’s
largest and most diversified financial services organizations.
Innovation Balanced with Experience
The largest manager of worldwide farmland
Our size and scale give us access to opportunities in the private space, while majority-owned affiliates strengthen our on-the-ground presence in local markets.
A top ten manager of timberland assets.4
Our approach allows us to respond to changing global opportunities, placing increased focus on investing in high growth international markets as well as integrating tree improvement science to enhance returns. We seek to capitalize on positive global market dynamics through a diversified portfolio of timberland assets located in productive growing areas with easy access to resilient markets.
The third largest commercial real estate manager in the world.4
Our 60+ years of experience, along with an extensive network of strong relationships across every facet of the industry, have helped us develop a robust, finely tuned investment platform.
Active in private capital investing for 30+ years.
Our stable and deep investment team has expertise in creating value across multiple credit cycles.
Offering Specialized Expertise
We believe in providing our clients with direct access to specialized world-class,
institutional caliber investments teams.
Alternative Equity and Credit
1 AUM as of 12/31/16.
2 Assets under management (AUM) is inclusive of underlying affiliates. Other represents quantitative, asset allocation and other assets. Sums may vary slightly due to rounding.
3 TIAA was formed in 1918 and Nuveen in 1898.
4 Pensions & Investments, October 3, 2016. Rankings based on TIAA Global Real Assets institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of June 30, 2016 reported by each responding asset manager. TGRA has nearly $100 billion in AUM consisting of mandates covering timber, agriculture, energy, infrastructure, real estate and related financing investments.
Investors should be aware that alternative investments are speculative, subject to substantial risks including the risks associated with limited liquidity, the use of leverage, short sales and concentrated investments and may involve complex tax structures and investment strategies. Alternative investments may be illiquid, there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchasers for such securities, they may not be required to provide periodic pricing or valuation information to investors, there may be delays in distributing tax information to investors, they are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as other types of pooled investment vehicles, and they may be subject to high fees and expenses, which will reduce profits. Alternative investments are not suitable for all investors and should not constitute an entire investment program. Investors may lose all or substantially all of the capital invested.
TH Real Estate is a real estate investment management holding company owned by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA). TH Real Estate securities products distributed in North America are advised by UK regulated subsidiaries or TIAA-CREF Alternatives Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of TIAA, and distributed by Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., member FINRA.