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1952 The CREF Stock Account begins operations July 1 and calculates its first accumulation unit value as of July 31, 1952.

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1968 The account's assets pass the $1 billion mark.

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1973 Expanding its portfolio into foreign securities, the account invests 1.8% of assets in Japanese stocks.

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1981 The account implements a new investment management approach that combines both indexed and actively managed components.

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1986 The account’s assets pass the $25 billion mark. It is now one of the largest U.S. investors in foreign stocks, with $2.8 billion invested in 12 major foreign markets.

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1993 Assets pass the $50 billion mark, invested in the U.S. and 26 other countries.

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2006 The account increases its allocation to emerging markets and at year-end is invested in 52 foreign countries.

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2012 The account is invested in more than 9,500 companies in the U.S. and foreign countries.

CREF 60: Greenough PortraitRead more about the CREF accounts from the TIAA-CREF chairman who was there at CREF's creation. William C. Greenough's 1990 book, It's My Retirement Money—Take Good Care Of It: The TIAA-CREF Story has been digitized with permission of the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

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