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3 TIAA Mutual Funds to Snap Up Today

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Previously known as TIAA-CREF, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America Fund (TIAA) was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1918. TIAA had $1.1 trillion in assets under management as of Mar 31, 2020. The major portion of its assets is allocated to stocks and fixed income securities.

Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA, offers financial services pertaining to investment advice and portfolio management to more than five million customers and around 16,000 institutional investors. The company has investments in more than 50 nations, with about 258 offices located in 26 countries.

Below we share with you three top-ranked TIAA Mutual Funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform peers in the future. Investors can click here to see the complete list of TIAA Mutual Funds.

TIAA-CREF Social Choice Low Carbon Equity Fund Retirement Class (TEWCX - Free Report) aims for long-term total return. The fund invests majority of its assets in equity securities. It invests in a manner that imitates the investment performance of the overall U.S. stock market while focusing on certain environmental, social and governance criteria. TEWCX has three-year annualized returns of 13.9%.

TEWCX has an expense ratio of 0.57% compared with the category average of 0.92%.

TIAA-CREF Quant Small/Mid-Cap Equity Fund Retail Class (TSMEX - Free Report) aims for favorable long-term total return, primarily through capital appreciation. The fund invests majority of its assets in small-cap and mid-cap equity securities which have prospects for significant long-term capital appreciation. TSMEX has three-year annualized returns of 7.7%.

As of the end of July 2020, TSMEX held 331 issues, with 0.9% of its assets invested in Horizon Therapeutics PLC.

TIAA-CREF Lifestyle Growth Fund Premier Class (TSGPX - Free Report) aims for long-term capital appreciation with some current income. The fund invests majority of assets in equity underlying funds and the minority in fixed-income underlying funds. TSGPX has three-year annualized returns of 8.6%.

John Cunniff is the fund manager of TSGPX since 2011.

To view the Zacks Rank and past performance of all TIAA Mutual Funds, investors can click here to see the complete list of TIAA Mutual Funds.

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