TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2050 Fund

Shareclass
TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2050 Institutional (TFTIX)
Type
Open-end mutual fund
Tobacco grade: Fund is invested in tobacco producers, below the threshold of 0.5%. Assigned a grade of C.
How we track tobacco investments
C
$41.72 MILLION
INVESTED IN TOBACCO
AND TOBACCO-PROMOTING
ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES
Tobacco companies that produce or manufacture tobacco products
Tobacco producers
that produce or manufacture tobacco products
Entertainment companies that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
that show smoking in movies marketed to kids
21
holdings flagged
1.27%
of assets flagged
Tobacco companies
Tobacco companies
13 holdings
0.46% of assets
$14.97 MILLION invested
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
8 holdings
0.82% of assets
$26.76 MILLION invested
Why entertainment companies?
“R”-rating future movies with smoking will prevent one million tobacco deaths in this generation of U.S. kids. Hollywood studios and their parent companies, the nation’s best-known entertainment companies, are well aware of the public health risk, but continue to intentionally expose millions of kids.
Tell Hollywood to rate smoking “R”
Join our call to eliminate smoking from youth-rated movies
Take action
This fund contains
21 investments in tobacco producers and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
Tobacco companies icon
Tobacco companies
13 HOLDINGS
13 holdings
  • 1. Philip Morris International Inc
    0.45% of portfolio
    $14.79M invested
  • 2. Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S
    <0.01% of portfolio
    $130,400 invested
  • 3. Philip Morris CR AS
    <0.01% of portfolio
    $43,443 invested
  • 4. ITC Ltd
    <0.01% of portfolio
    $1,030 invested
  • 5. Universal Corp
    <0.01% of portfolio
    $803 invested
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Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies icon
Tobacco-promoting entertainment companies
8 HOLDINGS
8 holdings
  • 1. Sony Group Corp
    0.37% of portfolio
    $12.19M invested
  • 2. Comcast Corp Class A
    0.34% of portfolio
    $11.03M invested
  • 3. The Walt Disney Co
    0.1% of portfolio
    $3.28M invested
  • 4. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp Registered Shs -B- Non Vtg
    <0.01% of portfolio
    $158,012 invested
  • 5. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp Class A
    <0.01% of portfolio
    $106,527 invested
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Are entertainment companies rated the same as tobacco companies?
No - tobacco companies bear greater responsibility to the tobacco epidemic, and our grading methodology reflects this. However, the scientific consensus is that tobacco depictions in movies cause kids to begin smoking. Public health impacts can damage a company’s reputation and brand value, decreasing long-term shareholder value. Asset managers should be engaging entertainment companies by signing investor letters, supporting shareholder resolutions, or otherwise pressing entertainment companies to remove smoking from youth-rated movies.
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: 1/31/24
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 
-4.17% less in annualized returns
Less invested in tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.47% less invested
Less invested in tobacco producers 
0.06% less invested
Less invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.4% 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: 1/31/24
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 
-4.17% less in annualized returns
Less invested in tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.47% less invested
Less invested in tobacco producers 
0.06% less invested
Less invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.4% 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: 1/31/24
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 
-4.17% less in annualized returns
Less invested in tobacco and tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.47% less invested
Less invested in tobacco producers 
0.06% less invested
Less invested in tobacco-promoting entertainment companies 
0.4% less invested
Month-end trailing returns  
Annualized returns
Climate analysis
1-yr
3-yr
5-yr
10-yr
Overall exposure
This fund
TFTIX - TIAA-CREF Lifecycle 2050 Fund
13%
5.16%
9.57%
8.4%
1.27% 
Benchmark
IVV - iShares Core S&P 500 ETF
21%
11%
14%
13%
1.74% 
Fund compared to benchmark
 
-7.47%
-5.79%
-4.69%
-4.17%
0.47%  lower
Find more financial data on TFTIX at Morningstar.com
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