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Lifecycle Target Date Mutual Fund Series

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Informed by a 125+ year commitment shaping financial futures, the Nuveen Lifecycle mutual fund target date series has a proven track record with competitive fees.1 The series provides an outcomes-based focus “through glidepath” design to help build sufficient savings and income through retirement. Our distinctive glidepath, available in both an active and passive series, is designed and informed by over 60 years of asset allocation experience.1

19 Years
providing target date solutions
largest target date fund manager2
5 Years
Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company (2016-2020)3

1 Source: Morningstar Direct as of 31 Dec 2023 using average returns across all passive target date series and then ranking them. Results do not reflect the effects of sales charges, account fees or taxes and assume all distributions are reinvested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

Nuveen traces its history to 1898 when the company began underwriting municipal bonds, and TIAA was founded in 1918 in which assets were managed on behalf of TIAA. TIAA acquired Nuveen in 2014, and shortly thereafter TIAA’s asset management business was combined with Nuveen. Statements regarding Nuveen’s history include TIAA’s history. TIAA asset allocation experience dates back to 1952 with the launch of the CREF stock account.

2 Morningstar Direct “2022 Target Date Strategy Landscape” Report.

3 The Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is a risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. Lipper Leaders fund ratings do not constitute and are not intended to constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of any entity in any jurisdiction. For more information, see The Award is based on a review of risk-adjusted performance of 39 companies for 2016, 36 for 2017, 35 for 2018 & 2019, and 30 for 2020. The award pertains only to the TIAA-CREF mutual funds in the mixed-asset category. Without such waivers ratings could be lower. Past performance does not guarantee future results. For current performance, rankings and prospectuses, please visit

Important information on risk

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Certain products and services may not be available to all entities or persons. There is no guarantee that investment objectives will be achieved.

A Lifecycle fund is a “fund of funds,” primarily invested in shares of other mutual funds. The fund’s investments are adjusted from more aggressive to more conservative over time as the target retirement date approaches. The principal value of a target-date fund isn’t guaranteed at any time, including at the target-date, and will fluctuate with market changes. The target date represents an approximate date when investors may plan to begin withdrawing from the fund. However, you are not required to withdraw the funds at that target date.  After the target date has been reached, some of your money may be merged into a fund with more stable asset allocation.  Also, please note that the target-date fund is selected for you based on your projected retirement date (assuming a retirement age of 65). Life Cycle funds share the risks associated with the types of securities held by each of the underlying funds in which they invest. In addition to the fees and expenses associated with the target-date funds, there is exposure to the fees and expenses associated with the underlying mutual funds as well.

There is no guarantee that a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.

Mutual fund investing involves risk; principal loss is possible. There is no guarantee the Fund’s investment objectives will be achieved and the target date is an approximate date when investors may begin withdrawing from the Fund. Target-date mutual funds are actively managed, so the asset allocation is subject to change and may vary from that shown and after the target date has been reached, the Fund may be merged into another with a more stable asset allocation. The Fund is a fund of funds subject to the risks of its underlying funds in proportion to each Fund’s allocation. These risks include those of fixed income underlying funds risks which may be susceptible to general movements in the bond market and are subject to credit and interest rate risks as well as those of equity underlying funds risks, such as foreign investment and issuer risks. Credit risk arises from an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments when due, as well as the prices of bonds declining when an issuer’s credit quality is expected to deteriorate. Interest rate risk occurs when interest rates rise causing bond prices to fall. The Fund’s income could decline during periods of falling interest rates. Non-U.S. investments involve risks such as currency fluctuation, political and economic instability, lack of liquidity and differing legal and accounting standards. These fixed-income underlying funds risks, such as call, extension, and income volatility risks as well as other risk considerations, such as active management risk, equity underlying funds risks and direct real estate risks, are described in detail in the Fund’s prospectus.

Before investing, carefully consider fund investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. For this and other information that should be read carefully, please request a prospectus or summary prospectus from your financial professional or Nuveen at 866.832.1406.

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.

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