To offer inflation protection and income.
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund invests, under normal conditions, in a combination of: (1) inflation-indexed fixed income securities or instruments, (2) other fixed income securities or instruments, and (3) inflation-linked derivatives. To the extent a Fund subadviser invests in fixed income securities that are not inflation-indexed, it may use inflation-linked derivatives in connection with such investments to seek to achieve the Fund’s investment objective. Inflation-indexed fixed income securities or instruments are designed to protect the future purchasing power of the money invested in them; either their principal values or coupon rates are indexed to changes in inflation. These adjustments result in changes to the interest payments. The Fund’s investments in these securities or instruments may include:
• fixed income securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, foreign governments (national, regional or local), their agencies or instrumentalities, political subdivisions of governments (such as provinces and municipalities), or supra-national organizations (such as the World Bank);
• fixed income securities issued by U.S. and foreign companies; and
• U.S. and foreign mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities.
The Fund generally invests in securities denominated in U.S. dollars, but may also invest its assets in securities denominated in foreign currencies.
The Fund’s subadvisers may use futures, options, swap agreements, and swaptions to provide inflation protection to the Fund, to manage risk, or to obtain or adjust investment exposure. The Fund’s subadvisers also may use forward currency contracts to obtain or adjust investment exposure or to manage foreign currency risks. The Fund's investments in credit default swaps, if any, will be less than 5% of the Fund's net assets.
The Fund generally invests in investment grade fixed income securities (i.e., securities rated within the four highest grades by Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., or Fitch Ratings or unrated securities that the Fund’s subadvisers determine are of comparable quality).
The Fund’s fixed income investments may be of any maturity.
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 Inflation-Adjusted Securities Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, U.S. Government Agency Securities Risk, Derivative Instruments Risk, Call Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Municipal Securities 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|
|Vantagepoint Inflation Focused||4.19%||4.19%||0.88%||-1.45%||2.22%||4.11%||N/A|
|Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation-Linked Bond Index (Series-L)a,b||4.46%||4.46%||1.51%||-0.71%||3.02%||4.62%||N/A|
|Morningstar Inflation-Protected Bonda,c||3.57%||3.57%||0.06%||-1.56%||1.95%||3.65%||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. Returns and/or expenses provided by Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016. 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. ICMA-RC does not independently verify Morningstar data.
b. The Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation-Linked Bond Index (Series-L), consists of all U.S. Treasury inflation protected securities rated investment grade or better, having at least one year to final maturity and at least $250 million par amount outstanding. The Series-L reference identifies this index as the former Lehman Brothers U.S. TIPS Index.
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.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Dec 31, 2015||Dec 31, 2015||$0.067140000|
|Sep 30, 2015||Sep 30, 2015||$0.001943000|
|Aug 31, 2015||Aug 31, 2015||$0.030332000|
|Jul 31, 2015||Jul 31, 2015||$0.000598000|
|Dec 31, 2014||Dec 31, 2014||$0.022580000|
|Sep 30, 2014||Sep 30, 2014||$0.005330000|
|Aug 29, 2014||Aug 29, 2014||$0.013844000|
|Jul 31, 2014||Jul 31, 2014||$0.027811000|
|Jun 30, 2014||Jun 30, 2014||$0.028296000|
|May 30, 2014||May 30, 2014||$0.055411000|
|Apr 30, 2014||Apr 30, 2014||$0.031010000|
|Mar 31, 2014||Mar 31, 2014||$0.002729000|
|Dec 31, 2013||Dec 31, 2013||$0.211440000|
|Nov 29, 2013||Nov 29, 2013||$0.007105000|
|Oct 31, 2013||Oct 31, 2013||$0.007495000|
|Sep 30, 2013||Sep 30, 2013||$0.022242000|
|Aug 30, 2013||Aug 30, 2013||$0.018092000|
|May 31, 2013||May 31, 2013||$0.018818000|
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.
|Fixed Income Stylebox|
|Type of Asset||Percent|
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
|Cash & Equivalents||3.7%|
Exposure reflects fixed income securities only and will sum to the fixed income exposure of the fund.
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.
Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, financial highlights, investment objectives and strategies, risks and performance information. The prospectus contains this and other information about the investment company. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You can obtain a prospectus, statement of additional information and other information about the Vantagepoint Funds online at www.icmarc.org/vpprospectus, by calling 800-669-7400 or emailing email@example.com. The Vantagepoint Funds are distributed by ICMA-RC Services LLC, a wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiary of ICMA-RC and member FINRA/SIPC.
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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.