Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Oct 30, 2007
CUSIP: 92210J465
Morningstar Category:Small Blend

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

Long-term capital growth.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in a single underlying VT III Vantagepoint Fund. The underlying fund invests, under normal circumstances, primarily in a combination of common stocks of U.S. small-capitalization companies, Russell 2000® Index futures contracts, and U.S. and foreign fixed income securities. Its subadvisers select stocks that they believe have above average potential for growth and that generally have market capitalizations that fall within the range of companies in the Russell 2000® Index. The underlying fund’s U.S. and foreign fixed income securities (1) are held, in part, as collateral in conjunction with its use of futures contracts; (2) may include government and agency securities, corporate bonds, mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, and municipal securities; and (3) at all times have a portfolio effective duration no greater than three years. In addition to using Russell 2000® Index futures contracts, the underlying fund’s subadvisers also may use other derivative instruments. The underlying fund also may invest in foreign equity securities (including those of issuers located in emerging market countries), U.S. preferred stock, and U.S. and foreign convertible stock.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. The Fund’s principal investment risks include Stock Market Risk, Small-Cap Securities Risk, Preferred Stock Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, High Yield Securities Risk, Municipal Securities Risk, Derivative Instruments Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Call Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, U.S. Government Agency Securities Risk, Portfolio Turnover Risk, Multi-Manager Risk, Large Investor Risk.
Please see the Disclosure Memorandum for additional information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Jun 30, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
VT Vantagepoint Discovery   3.09%6.31%24.90%5.36%12.83%N/A6.82%
Russell 2000 Indexa,b2.46%4.99%24.60%7.36%13.70%6.92%N/A
Morningstar Small Blenda,c1.53%3.24%20.96%5.70%12.75%6.12%N/A

Fund past performance, as shown, is no guarantee of how the Fund will perform in the future. The performance shown has been annualized for periods greater than one year. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For current performance, visit www.icmarc.org.

Fund performance is shown comparing it to a "benchmark" which may be a (i) broad-based securities market index (ii) a group of mutual funds with similar investment objectives, or (iii) a short term government backed debt obligation such as a U.S. Treasury Bill. An index is not available for direct investment, is unmanaged, and does not reflect the costs of portfolio management or trading. A fund's portfolio may differ from the securities held in an index.

Total Expenses
Total Expensesd0.74%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2017 All rights reserved. This information: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar and/or its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000® Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index, and includes approximately 2,000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership.

c. The Fund’s Morningstar Category Average is a group of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies and is the equal–weighted return of all funds per category. Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on a fund’s historical portfolio holdings.

d. VantageTrust Funds invest either in collective investment funds or underlying registered funds. Please refer to the underlying fund's disclosure documents for additional information on fund fees and expenses.

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Jun 30, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars646
3-Year 2 Stars646
5-Year 3 Stars545
10-Year N/A N/A

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating⁄40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating⁄30% five–year rating⁄20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Jun 30, 2017
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Small GrowthMedium Limited
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Jun 30, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.960.96
Alpha-1.61-0.32
Standard Deviation14.8213.51
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Before investing in the Fund you should carefully consider your investment goals, tolerance for risk, investment time horizon, and personal circumstances. There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objective and you can lose money.

2.

The Fund is an investment option of VantageTrust, a group trust established and maintained by VantageTrust Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICMA-RC. VantageTrust provides for the commingling of assets of certain trusts and plans as described in its Declaration of Trust, and is only available for investment by such eligible trusts and plans. The Fund is not a mutual fund. Its units are not deposits of VantageTrust Company and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other agency. The Fund is a security that has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and is exempt from investment company registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940. For additional information regarding the Fund, including a description of the principal risks, please consult the VantageTrust Funds Disclosure Memorandum, which is available when you log in at www.icmarc.org, or upon request by calling 800-669-7400.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2017 Morningstar, Inc.® All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Morningstar, Inc. is a global investment research firm that is not affiliated with ICMA-RC. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.

Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.