Nuveen Lifecycle 2050 Fund

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Nuveen Lifecycle 2050 R6 (TFTIX)
Type
Open-end mutual fund
Deforestation grade: Fund is invested in deforestation-risk agricultural commodity producer/traders, below the threshold of 0.5%. Assigned a grade of C.
How we track deforestation-risk investments
C
11.43%
INVESTED IN DEFORESTATION-RISK COMPANIES
producers
AGRIBUSINESS
deforestation-risk producers and traders of palm oil, paper/pulp, rubber, timber, cattle, and soy
banks
BANKS AND LENDERS
that finance deforestation-risk agribusiness producers via lending and underwriting
consumers
MAJOR CONSUMER BRANDS
that use deforestation-risk agribusiness commodities in products
161
holdings flagged
11%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $389.98 MILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
Along with its subsidiary Nuveen, TIAA is one of the largest pension funds in the U.S. Despite its reputation for social responsibility, TIAA is also one of the world's largest investors in fossil fuels and agribusiness, and the largest investor of farmland in the world, with almost 2 million acres of farmland on four continents worth as much as $10 billion. But TIAA's agribusiness investments and farmland deals are causing more harm than it lets on. These deals are driving land grabs, deforestation, and human rights violations, and they're squeezing out family farmers and rural communities. Demand that TIAA stop buying farmland and institute a No Deforestation Policy!
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producers
Commodity producers
57 holdings
0.33% of assets
$11.23 MILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
25 holdings
3.18% of assets
$108.33 MILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
90 holdings
7.93% of assets
$270.43 MILLION invested
Commodity producers
Commodity producers
57 HOLDINGS
Companies that produce and trade palm oil, paper/pulp, rubber, timber, cattle, and soy, and have a past record or a significant risk of contributing to deforestation, land grabbing, and human rights abuses. Investing in any of these companies assigns a fund a grade of C if total producer exposure is below the threshold of 0.5%; a grade of D if below 1.5%; and a grade of F if above 1.5%.
57 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Glencore PLC
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.23%0.23% of portfolio
    $7.69M$7.69M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 2. PT Astra International Tbk
    Palm oil producer
    0.06%0.06% of portfolio
    $1.91M$1.91M invested
    Palm oil producer
  • 3. PT Medco Energi Internasional Tbk
    Rubber producerPalm oil producer
    0.02%0.02% of portfolio
    $594,628$594,628 invested
    Rubber producerPalm oil producer
  • 4. Sri Trang Agro-Industry PLC
    Rubber producer
    0.01%0.01% of portfolio
    $404,937$404,937 invested
    Rubber producer
  • 5. United Plantation Berhad
    Palm oil producer
    <0.01%<0.01% of portfolio
    $331,578$331,578 invested
    Palm oil producer
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Banks and lenders
Banks and lenders
25 HOLDINGS
Financial institutions directly and indirectly involved in underwriting and lending to deforestation-risk producers and traders. Investing in any of these companies assigns a fund a grade of B (assuming there are no investments in producers).
25 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. JPMorgan Chase & Co
    0.62%0.62% of portfolio
    $21.18M$21.18M invested
  • 2. ING Groep NV
    0.41%0.41% of portfolio
    $13.91M$13.91M invested
  • 3. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc
    0.38%0.38% of portfolio
    $12.89M$12.89M invested
  • 4. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc
    0.34%0.34% of portfolio
    $11.71M$11.71M invested
  • 5. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA
    0.32%0.32% of portfolio
    $11.02M$11.02M invested
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Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
90 HOLDINGS
Consumer goods retailers that source palm oil, paper/pulp, rubber, timber, cattle, and soy from deforestation-risk producers and traders and sell it to consumers worldwide. Investing in any of these companies assigns a fund a grade of B (assuming there are no investments in producers).
90 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. Amazon.com Inc
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    2.57%2.57% of portfolio
    $87.8M$87.8M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. Costco Wholesale Corp
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.45%0.45% of portfolio
    $15.37M$15.37M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. Shell PLC
    Soy major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.39%0.39% of portfolio
    $13.29M$13.29M invested
    Soy major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. Lvmh Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.36%0.36% of portfolio
    $12.34M$12.34M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 5. Lowe's Companies Inc
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brand
    0.36%0.36% of portfolio
    $12.15M$12.15M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 30 Apr 2024
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on TFTIX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
TFTIX
Nuveen Lifecycle 2050 Fund
Family
TIAA Investments/Nuveen
Category
Target-Date 2050
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 5/31/24
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: Not available
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-4.03% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
0.1% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.69% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
3.9% less invested
Current fund
TFTIX
Nuveen Lifecycle 2050 Fund
Family
TIAA Investments/Nuveen
Category
Target-Date 2050
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 5/31/24
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: Not available
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-4.03% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
0.1% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.69% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
3.9% less invested
Current fund
TFTIX
Nuveen Lifecycle 2050 Fund
Family
TIAA Investments/Nuveen
Category
Target-Date 2050
vs.
Benchmark
IVV
iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Family
iShares from BlackRock
Category
Large Blend
Fund comparison settings
Investment timeline
Performance as of: 5/31/24
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Benchmark
Suggested: Not available
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
Fund comparison results
Compared to the benchmark, this fund has:
Lower 10-yr returns 
-4.03% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
0.1% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.69% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
3.9% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
TFTIX - Nuveen Lifecycle 2050 Fund
22%
4.01%
11%
8.62%
0.33% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
28%
9.54%
16%
13%
0.23% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-6.17%
-5.53%
-4.74%
-4.03%
0.1%  higher
Find more financial data on TFTIX at Morningstar.com
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