CREF Variable Annuity Accounts


The CREF Growth Account seeks a favorable long-term rate of return, mainly through capital appreciation, primarily from a diversified portfolio of common stocks that present the opportunity for exceptional growth.

Unit value as of 11/26/2014 : $129.4595
Total return year-to-date as of 11/26/2014 : 14.36%
3-month cumulative rate of return as of 09/30/2014 : 1.76%
Expense charge 1, 2 : 0.42%
Net invested assets as of 09/30/2014 : $20.24 billion
Inception date : 04/29/1994
Investment class : U.S. Equity
Performance Comparison
  Performance Data
as of 11/26/2014
Average Annual Total Returns
as of 10/31/2014
1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
CREF Growth $129.4595 + 0.36% 14.36% 18.42% 19.73% 17.17% 8.76% 8.17%
Russell 1000® Growth Index 3 -- + 0.36% 14.23% 17.11% 19.30% 17.43% 9.05% 9.05%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, and is no guarantee of future results. Your returns and the principal value of your investment will fluctuate so that your accumulation units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. For investments with exceptional performance, please note that performance fluctuates and currently may be lower than noted here.

We estimate expenses for the year based on projected expense and asset levels. Differences between estimated and actual expenses are adjusted quarterly and reflected in current investment results.
The Account’s total annual expense deduction appears in the Account's prospectus, and may be different than that shown herein due to rounding.  Please refer to the prospectus for further details.
The Russell 1000 Growth Index is a subset of the Russell 1000 Index, which measures the performance of the stocks of the 1,000 largest companies in the Russell 3000® Index, based on market capitalization. The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of those stocks of the Russell 1000 with higher price-to-book ratios and higher relative forecasted growth rates. You cannot invest directly in these indices. Russell 1000 and Russell 3000 are trademarks and service marks of the Frank Russell Company. TIAA-CREF products are not promoted or sponsored by, or affiliated with, the Frank Russell Company.

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