Long-term capital growth.
Principal Investment Strategies
The underlying mutual 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 mutual 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 mutual fund’s subadvisers also may use other derivative instruments. The underlying mutual 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.
Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.
Performance & Expenses
|Fund/Benchmark Name||Qtr||YTD||1-Yr||3-Yr||5-Yr||10-Yr||Since Inception|
|VT Vantagepoint Discovery||3.07%||1.63%||-10.22%||6.29%||7.52%||N/A||4.91%|
|Russell 2000 Indexa,b||3.79%||2.22%||-6.73%||7.09%||8.35%||6.20%||N/A|
|Morningstar Small Blenda,c||2.43%||2.98%||-5.78%||6.37%||7.62%||5.87%||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.
a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2016 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 in underlying registered funds. Please refer to the underlying fund's prospectus for additional information on fund fees and expenses.
For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating™ based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads, fee waivers, and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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 fund is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five- and ten-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. For funds with loads, the Morningstar rating on a load-waived basis is provided, when available. Load-waived ratings do not include any front- or back-end sales loads and are intended for investors that have access to such purchase terms. Funds with loads are waived for plans administered by ICMA-RC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
Underlying Fund Characteristics
Please read Making Sound Investment Decisions: A Retirement Investment Guide and the accompanying VantageTrust Fund Fees and Expenses document ("Guide") carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, and risks before investing. For a current Guide, contact ICMA-RC by calling 800-669-7400 or log into your account at www.icmarc.org.
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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.