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Founded in 1918, TIAA created a sustainable retirement system for teachers and is currently the leader in the US serving the financial needs of people in academic, government, medical, cultural and other non-profit fields. Offering Collective Decreasing Insurance, TIAA established College Retirement Equities Fund’s (CREF’s), offering the nation’s first variable annuity to help investors fight inflation. Plans funded with TIAA-CREF annuities and 401(k) plans are both based on the fundamental principle of defined contribution financing.


United States

AUM ($B)




Chief Executive

Thasunda Brown Duckett

Chief Investment Officer

John Elton

Asset allocation

99.5% Common Stocks

0.7% Short-term Investments

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