TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2050 Fund
Fund offered by:
TIAA Investments/Nuveen
Ticker: TFTIX
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
11.22%
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
173
holdings flagged
11%
of assets flagged
This fund contains
 $383.06 MILLION invested 
in holdings flagged for deforestation risk
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producers
Commodity producers
57 holdings
0.27% of assets
$9.42 MILLION invested
banks
Banks and lenders
28 holdings
3.34% of assets
$114.77 MILLION invested
consumers
Major consumer brands
98 holdings
7.57% of assets
$260.5 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. Samsung C&T Corp
    Palm oil producer
    0.06%0.06% of portfolio
    $2.23M$2.23M invested
    Palm oil producer
  • 2. Neste Corp
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
    0.06%0.06% of portfolio
    $1.98M$1.98M invested
    Soy producerPalm oil producer
  • 3. PT Astra International Tbk
    Palm oil producer
    0.04%0.04% of portfolio
    $1.39M$1.39M invested
    Palm oil producer
  • 4. Ptt PCL DR
    Palm oil producer
    0.04%0.04% of portfolio
    $1.23M$1.23M invested
    Palm oil producer
  • 5. Bunge Ltd
    Soy producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
    0.03%0.03% of portfolio
    $1.2M$1.2M invested
    Soy producerPaper/pulp producerPalm oil producer
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Banks and lenders
Banks and lenders
28 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).
28 HOLDINGS
  • % of portfolio
    $ invested
  • 1. JPMorgan Chase & Co
    0.7%0.7% of portfolio
    $24.05M$24.05M invested
  • 2. Bank of America Corp
    0.67%0.67% of portfolio
    $23.16M$23.16M invested
  • 3. ING Groep NV
    0.46%0.46% of portfolio
    $15.92M$15.92M invested
  • 4. Morgan Stanley
    0.41%0.41% of portfolio
    $14.05M$14.05M invested
  • 5. Barclays PLC
    0.18%0.18% of portfolio
    $6.3M$6.3M invested
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Major consumer brands
Major consumer brands
98 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).
98 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
    1.76%1.76% of portfolio
    $60.41M$60.41M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 2. McDonald's Corp
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.49%0.49% of portfolio
    $16.84M$16.84M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 3. Walmart Inc
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.39%0.39% of portfolio
    $13.35M$13.35M invested
    Soy major consumer brandCattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandRubber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
  • 4. TJX Companies Inc
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
    0.33%0.33% of portfolio
    $11.48M$11.48M invested
    Cattle major consumer brandTimber major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brand
  • 5. PepsiCo Inc
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
    0.33%0.33% of portfolio
    $11.45M$11.45M invested
    Soy major consumer brandPaper/pulp major consumer brandPalm oil major consumer brand
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DATA AS OF 9/30/21
Financial performance
Performance data provided byMorningstarFind more financial data on TFTIX at Morningstar.com
Current fund
TFTIX
TIAA-CREF 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: 10/31/21
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 
-3.89% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
<0.01% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.4% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
5.84% less invested
Current fund
TFTIX
TIAA-CREF 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: 10/31/21
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 
-3.89% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
<0.01% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.4% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
5.84% less invested
Current fund
TFTIX
TIAA-CREF 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: 10/31/21
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 
-3.89% less in annualized returns
More invested in commodity producers 
<0.01% more invested
More invested in banks and lenders 
0.4% more invested
Less invested in major consumer brands 
5.84% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Deforestation analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Commodity producers
This fund
TFTIX - TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2050 Fund
35%
17%
15%
12%
0.27% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
43%
21%
19%
16%
0.26% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-8.09%
-4.49%
-4.18%
-3.89%
<0.01%  higher
Find more financial data on TFTIX at Morningstar.com
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