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Retirement solutions made steady, simple and secure

As a leading global asset manager, we leverage our expertise and history of proven investment performance with a wide range of forward-thinking retirement strategies that support how people live and work today. We deliver simple and flexible investment solutions, like our lifetime income option fueled by TIAA that strives to deliver confident, on-time retirements.

Why Nuveen retirement investing?

6th largest manager of defined contribution assets1, 2
largest target date fund manager3
5 Years
Lipper Fund Awards from Refinitiv Best Mixed Assets Large Fund Company (2016-2020)4

The Nuveen retirement advantage


  • One of the world’s largest asset managers
  • One of the largest general accounts of any U.S. life insurer5
  • 6th largest manager of defined contribution assets2


  • Broad investment capabilities
  • Retirement solutions, including lifetime income strategies, target date funds and ESG-embedded funds


  • TIAA – one of the top issuers of lifetime income6
  • Nuveen – proven investment management informed by 125 years of experience

Retirement offerings

This next generation QDIA combines a simple and familiar target date structure with the opportunity for guaranteed lifetime income.

Provide an outcome-oriented approach, designed to help build sufficient savings and income through retirement.

Add a guaranteed savings and lifetime income solution to a QDIA-eligible managed account or custom model portfolio.

Explore our vast investment strategies across 30+ sub-funds. These pooled retirement investment vehicles are available only to qualified retirement plans.

Research investment strategies that span all core asset classes that take a holistic view of ESG leadership while seeking to optimize positive benefits for people and the planet.


Featured insights
What plan sponsors need to know about lifetime income
The conversation around guaranteed lifetime income has been steadily growing since the SECURE Act of 2019 changed safe harbor provisions to protect in-plan annuities.
Having the lifetime income conversation with participants
Integrating the needs of plan participants into any major change to a retirement plan is paramount to ensuring consistent and lasting engagement.
How we got here: A history of retirement in the United States
We look back through the history of the retirement industry in the U.S., looking at how we got to where we are today, and why we think Nuveen and TIAA are well placed to lead the industry into the future.

1 As of 31 Dec 2023.

2 Pensions & Investments, 12 Jun 2023. Rankings based on institutional tax-exempt assets under management as of 31 Dec 2022 reported by each responding asset manager.

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

4 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

5 As of 31 Dec 2023: $346.46 billion. Total TIAA assets include, in addition to the General Account, separately managed accounts such as the Real Estate Account and TIAA Stable Value.

6 2022 NAIC annual statement page 27, annuities, sum of individual and group income payable.

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