1952 The CREF Stock Account begins operations July 1 and calculates its first accumulation unit value as of July 31, 1952.
1968 The account's assets pass the $1 billion mark.
1973 Expanding its portfolio into foreign securities, the account invests 1.8% of assets in Japanese stocks.
1981 The account implements a new investment management approach that combines both indexed and actively managed components.
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.
1993 Assets pass the $50 billion mark, invested in the U.S. and 26 other countries.
2006 The account increases its allocation to emerging markets and at year-end is invested in 52 foreign countries.
2012 The account is invested in more than 9,500 companies in the U.S. and foreign countries.
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