Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jan 3, 2005
Ticker Symbol: VPRLX
Registration Date: Jan 3, 2005
Morningstar Category:Target-Date 2035
As of Aug 31, 2016
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $431

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

To offer high total return consistent with the Fund’s current asset allocation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The Fund invests in a combination of other Vantagepoint Funds and one or more third party exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) using an asset allocation strategy designed for investors who expect to begin making gradual withdrawals from the Fund, typically at or after retirement (assumed to occur at age 60), in or around the year 2035. The Fund invests in a combination of equity, fixed income, and multi-strategy investments that the Fund’s investment adviser believes to be appropriate. Multi-strategy investments generally include asset classes and strategies that seek to provide additional diversification from traditional stocks and bonds. Examples may include convertible securities, derivative-based strategies, and real estate investment trusts (REITs), among others. As time elapses, the Fund’s allocation to equity and multi-strategy investments decreases and the Fund’s allocation to fixed income investments increases so that by June 30 of the year 2045 (10 years after the year indicated in the Fund’s name), the Fund’s net assets will be invested approximately 30% in equity funds, 63% in fixed income funds, and 7% in the multi-strategy fund.

The Fund’s allocation will change over time. The Fund invests in the following funds at target allocations within the current ranges indicated:

Fixed Income Fund:
FundAllocation Range:
Vantagepoint Low Duration Bond Fund0% - 6%
Vantagepoint Core Bond Index Fund5% - 15%
Vantagepoint Inflation Focused Fund0% - 5%
Vantagepoint High Yield Fund0% - 7%

Equity Fund:
FundAllocation Range:
Vantagepoint Equity Income Fund14% - 24%
Vantagepoint Growth & Income Fund6% - 16%
Vantagepoint Growth Fund6% - 16%
Vantagepoint Select Value Fund0% - 6%
Vantagepoint Mid/Small Company Index Fund4% - 14%
Vantagepoint Aggressive Opportunities Fund0% - 6%
Vantagepoint Discovery Fund0% - 6%
Vantagepoint International Fund10% - 20%
Third Party Emerging Markets ETF0% - 5%

Multi-Strategy Fund:
FundAllocation Range:
Vantagepoint Diversifying Strategies Fund10% - 20%



Subject to the supervision of the Fund’s Board of Directors, the Fund’s investment adviser may, at its discretion, increase or decrease the target allocations to the underlying funds. The Fund’s investment adviser monitors the Fund’s allocations and will “rebalance” its portfolio as necessary to return the Fund to, or close to, the intended asset allocation.

The Fund is designed to “age” so that its asset allocation becomes more conservative over time until it achieves a final constant asset allocation approximately 10 years after the year 2035. This is intended to reduce investment risk as investors move towards and into retirement.

All percentages referred to above are based on the Fund’s net assets. The Fund invests in T Shares of the underlying Vantagepoint Funds.

This Fund may be appropriate for you if you plan to begin making gradual withdrawals from the Fund, typically at or after your retirement, in or around the year 2035.

The Fund is not a complete solution for all of your retirement savings needs. An investment in the Fund includes the risk of loss, including near, at or after the target date of the Fund. There is no guarantee that the Fund will provide adequate income at and through an investor’s retirement. Selecting the Fund (or any Vantagepoint Fund) does not guarantee that you will have adequate savings for retirement.

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 Asset Allocation Risk, Investing in Other Investment Companies, ETF Risks, Stock Market Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Securities Risk, Small-Cap Securities Risk, Mid-Cap Securities Risk, Equity Income/Interest Rate Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, High Yield Securities Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Prepayment and Extension Risk, Derivative Instruments Risk, Indexing Risk.
Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Jun 30, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vantagepoint Milestone 2035   1.53%2.45%-2.46%6.23%6.73%5.24%N/A
S&P 500 Indexa,b3.85%7.84%15.43%11.16%16.37%7.24%N/A
Custom Benchmarkc4.15%7.33%12.23%7.53%13.11%6.63%N/A
Morningstar Target-Date 2035b,d4.26%6.80%10.63%5.50%10.49%4.75%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.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total Expenses   0.87%

 

a. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.

b. 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.

c. The custom benchmark is comprised of the BofA Merrill Lynch 1-3 Year US Corporate & Government Index, Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Inflation-Linked Bond Index (Series-L), S&P 500 Index, Russell 2000® Index, and MSCI ACWI ex USA Index (Net) in weighted percentages that correspond to the historical target allocations for the asset classes these indexes represent.

d. 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.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Jul 29, 2016Jul 29, 2016$0.607540000
Dec 31, 2015Dec 31, 2015$1.089925000
Dec 31, 2014Dec 31, 2014$1.452856000
Dec 31, 2013Dec 31, 2013$0.519931000
Dec 31, 2012Dec 31, 2012$0.296816000
Dec 30, 2011Dec 30, 2011$0.189746000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Aug 31, 2016
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars160
3-Year 3 Stars160
5-Year 4 Stars121
10-Year 3 Stars31

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.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Aug 31, 2016
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Large BlendMedium Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2016
Type of Asset Percent
Equity74%
Fixed Income26%
Cash/Other0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2016
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock52.6%
Foreign Stock21.4%
Domestic Bond18.5%
Foreign Bond3.2%
Preferred0.3%
Convertible4.5%
Cash-0.4%
Other0.1%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
Fixed Income Sector As of Aug 31, 2016
SectorPercent
Corporate13.5%
Government7.7%
Securitized5.0%
Municipal0.1%
Derivative0.0%
Cash & Equivalents-0.5%

Exposure reflects fixed income securities only and will sum to the fixed income exposure of the fund.

 
Credit Quality As of Aug 31, 2016
Quality LevelPercent
AAA52.0%
AA5.1%
A11.7%
BBB17.7%
BB4.9%
B5.7%
Below B2.6%
Not Rated0.6%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Oct 31, 2016
Holding NamePercent
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND16.7%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND16.7%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND13.0%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND13.0%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND12.4%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND11.3%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND6.9%
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF3.1%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND2.6%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND1.3%
All Holdings As of Oct 31, 2016
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$12,527,338
 
Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$68,658,647
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$68,378,418
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$53,394,883
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$53,357,782
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$51,001,648
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$46,325,455
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$28,191,511
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$10,723,190
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$5,513,456
VT III VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$3,495,797
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$3,495,391
VT III VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$3,489,614
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$1,396,207
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$335,153
All Holdings As of Sep 30, 2016
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$12,525,146
 
Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$69,244,618
VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$68,960,271
VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$54,243,780
VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$53,746,694
VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$52,001,218
VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$46,531,317
VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$28,670,693
VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$10,840,839
VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$5,523,361
VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$3,556,547
VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$3,546,400
VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$3,519,917
VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$1,412,876
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$432,278
 
Other
Holding NameMarket Value
USD$250,000
All Holdings As of Aug 31, 2016
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$12,689,663
 
Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$70,113,350
VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$69,801,676
VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$54,646,254
VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$54,611,309
VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$52,143,464
VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$46,337,979
VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$28,889,261
VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$10,875,141
VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$5,349,393
VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$3,588,961
VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$3,580,775
VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$3,564,587
VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$1,353,332
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$130,207
All Holdings As of Jul 31, 2016
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$13,019,560
 
Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$70,890,721
VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$70,622,491
VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$54,639,423
VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$54,587,314
VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$52,609,702
VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$44,623,602
VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$29,206,102
VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$10,401,317
VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$4,899,315
VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$3,631,739
VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$3,564,614
VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$3,553,501
VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$1,241,197
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$140,794
 
Other
Holding NameMarket Value
USD$1,193,553
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2016
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta0.990.98
Alpha-0.460.22
Standard Deviation9.5210.99
 
 

Underlying Funds

Underlying Funds  
Vantagepoint Low Duration Bond Fund
Investment Objective: To seek total return that is consistent with preservation of capital.
Vantagepoint Core Bond Index Fund
Investment Objective: To offer current income by approximating the performance of the Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index.
Vantagepoint Inflation Focused Fund
Investment Objective: To offer inflation protection and income.
Vantagepoint High Yield Fund
Investment Objective: To seek current income and capital appreciation.
Vantagepoint Equity Income Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term capital growth with consistency derived from dividend yield.
Vantagepoint Growth & Income Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term capital growth and current income.
Vantagepoint Growth Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term capital growth.
Vantagepoint Select Value Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term growth from dividend income and capital appreciation.
Vantagepoint Aggressive Opportunities Fund
Investment Objective: To offer high long-term capital appreciation.
Vantagepoint Mid/Small Company Index Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term capital growth by approximating the performance of the Russell 2500™ Index.
Vantagepoint Discovery Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term capital growth.
Vantagepoint International Fund
Investment Objective: To offer long-term capital growth and diversification by country.
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Shares
Investment Objective: See Prospectus
Vantagepoint Diversifying Strategies Fund
Investment Objective: Long-term capital growth
 
 

Footnotes

1.

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 investorservices@icmarc.org. The Vantagepoint Funds are distributed by ICMA-RC Services LLC, a wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiary of ICMA-RC and member FINRA/SIPC.

2.

The Fund is not a complete solution for all of your retirement savings needs. An investment in the Fund includes the risk of loss, including near, at or after the target date of the Fund. There is no guarantee that the Fund will provide adequate income at and through an investor's retirement.

The source for this information is Morningstar, Inc. Copyright © 2016 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.