Mission and Objectives

Driving thought leadership

Since 1998, leaders in the educational, nonprofit and public sectors across the U.S. have turned to the TIAA Institute for the objective, actionable information they need to address strategic challenges. Through in-depth research, convenings, award programs and collaborations, we provide knowledge that leaders use to make better-informed decisions.

Our areas of focus include:

Financial Security: Retirement plan design, lifetime income and retirement security, behavioral finance, financial literacy and capability

Higher Education: Academic workforce trends and issues, higher education leadership

Endowments and Foundations: Performance benchmarks, institutional governance

 Insights are now being used to create real-world solutions to complex problems.