About Nuveen

About Us

Our firm combines the investment heritage of TIAA and Nuveen, two 100+ year-old companies, with the goal of helping investors around the world secure their financial future. This platform blends broad investment capabilities with specialist investment affiliates to provide access to a full range of investment capabilities across public and private markets.

Nuveen currently manages over $900 billion in assets for a variety of investors including corporate and public pensions, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, financial advisors, families and individuals. In addition to our broad array of traditional equity and fixed income assets, we offer access to a wide range of liquid and illiquid alternative strategies in asset classes such as real estate, real assets (farmland, timber, infrastructure) private equity and debt.We are also a pioneer in responsible investment, having incorporated environmental, social and governance criteria in investment decisions since 1970.

TIAA and Nuveen

Following the purchase of Nuveen Investments by TIAA, Nuveen, TIAA’s asset management unit and our multiple investment affiliates began delivering all of the capabilities of a dozen investment affiliates under the name Nuveen.

TIAA got its start in 1918 when Andrew Carnegie endowed the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America to ensure that teachers had the ability to retire with dignity with adequate retirement provisions. Over time, TIAA evolved into a diversified Fortune 100 financial services organization. In the 1970s, the firm (then TIAA-CREF) was one of the first to use an extensive portfolio of international stocks as part of its investment strategy. Today, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields, and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

John Nuveen’s first deal was recorded in 1898. Capitalizing on a unique niche in municipal bonds, the company grew quickly. By mid-century, the Chicago-based investment bank was the largest municipal bond specialist in America. By 2014 when Nuveen Investments, was acquired by TIAA, the firm managed approximately $231 billion in client assets and was a market leader in closed-end funds and the retail managed account arena, and had also recently expanded its suite of mutual funds — more than doubling its offering of non-municipal bond funds.

Our heritage ensures that TIAA and Nuveen’s concurrent 100-year histories of innovation and successful outcomes are put to work for the investors who depend on us.

Broad investment capabilities, specialist expertise

Assets Under Management: $948 BILLION1

Fixed Income $382B
Equity $312B
Alternatives $200B
  • Core/Core Plus
  • Corporate Credit:
    • Investment Grade
    • High Yield
    • Bank Loans
  • Municipal
  • International
  • Emerging Markets Debt
  • ESG
  • Inflation-Linked
  • Index
  • U.S., Non-U.S. & Global:
    • Developed International
    • Emerging Markets
    • Global
  • ESG
  • Quantitative
  • Index
  • Real Estate:
    • Direct Real Estate
    • REITs
    • Debt
  • Real Assets:
    • Agribusiness
    • Farmland
    • Timberland
    • Energy
    • Infrastructure
    • Commodities
  • Private Capital:
    • Private Debt
    • Private Equity
    • Credit Opportunities
    • Alternative Equity
  • Impact Investing
Multi-Asset $43B
  • Target Risk Funds/Target Date Funds
Money Market $11B
  • Money Market

1Assets under management as of September 30, 2017.

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