TIAA-CREF Funds(6)

The Bond Plus Contender

TIAA-CREF Bond Plus Fund

Mar 05, 2003

While PIMCO Total Return is the unequivocal popularity leader among funds of all types and calibers, TIAA-CREF's Bond Plus (TIPBX) offering is a quieter but perhaps worthier contender. Lisa Black, who has more than 15 years of investment experience at TIAA-CREF, shared her fixed-income perspectives with Ticker.

Budgeting Risk for Yield

TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Debt Fund

Dec 12, 2017

It always pays to be cognizant of the volatile nature of emerging markets, whose attractive investment opportunities can only benefit risk-savvy investors. At the helm of the TIAA-CREF Emerging Markets Debt Fund, Katherine Renfrew navigates the dynamic field of this investment category by seeking compensation for the added risk through yields that exceed those in the developed world. 

Active and Diversified in Bonds


US> Mid-Cap > Value

May 12, 2017

U.S. interest rates have been so low for so long that the possibility of a rate increase is one of the largest embedded risks in the widely followed bond market indices. Joseph Higgins, portfolio manager of the TIAA-CREF Bond Fund, keeps risk at the forefront by seeking to mitigate volatility and achieve diversification both in terms of assets and returns. 

Proactive Social Investments

TIAA-CREF Social Choice Bond Fund

Dec 21, 2015

The TIAA-CREF Social Choice Bond Fund is a core, actively managed fixed income fund that provides investors broad fixed income market exposure with competitive market returns. Portfolio manager Stephen Liberatore explains how the Fund aligns investors’ principles with their holdings through the support of leaders in Environmental, Governance and Social (ESG) metrics and Proactive Social Investments (PSI) that have a direct and measureable social and/or environmental impact.

Growth and Income at a Reasonable Price

TIAA-CREF Growth & Income Fund

US> Small-Cap > Core

Oct 27, 2015

When high-quality companies fall out of favor, investors are quick to sell first and ask questions later, thus creating opportunities for investors with longer-term horizons. Susan Kempler at TIAA-CREF Growth & Income Fund has a steady focus on detail and a patient approach to investing. She utilizes a bottom-up approach to selecting companies with a strong earnings profile, sound business practices, strong market positioning with defensible franchises and shareholder-oriented management teams. 

Underappreciated Accelerating Growth Profiles

TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Growth Fund

US> Large-Cap > Growth

Jun 26, 2015

The large-cap market segment abounds in stable business models and hefty balance sheets, allowing investors to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Yet, not all management teams have the proper organization to seize new markets and deliver accelerating earnings that are highly valued by investors. Susan Hirsch, portfolio manager of the TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Growth Fund, and her dedicated team of analysts are scouring the large-cap spectrum for companies whose earnings potential is not appreciated by the Street.