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 2055. 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 2065 (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 allocations will change over time. The Fund invests in the following funds at target allocations within the current ranges indicated:
|Vantagepoint High Yield Fund||0% - 6%|
|Vantagepoint Equity Income Fund||19% - 29%|
|Vantagepoint Growth & Income Fund||6% - 16%|
|Vantagepoint Growth Fund||9% - 19%|
|Vantagepoint Select Value Fund||0% - 6%|
|Vantagepoint Mid/Small Company Index Fund||5% - 15%|
|Vantagepoint Aggressive Opportunities Fund||0% - 6%|
|Vantagepoint Discovery Fund||0% - 6%|
|Vantagepoint International Fund||12% - 22%|
|Third Party Emerging Markets ETF||0% - 5%|
|Vantagepoint Diversifying Strategies Fund||10% - 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 2055. 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 2055.
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, High Yield Securities Risk, Small-Cap Securities Risk, Mid-Cap Securities Risk, Equity Income/Interest Rate Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, Indexing Risk, Derivative Instruments 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 Milestone 2055||0.70%||0.70%||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||0.70%|
|S&P 500 Indexa,b||1.35%||1.35%||1.78%||11.82%||11.58%||7.01%||N/A|
|Milestone 2055 Custom Benchmarkc||0.76%||0.76%||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Morningstar Target Date 2051+b,d||0.24%||0.24%||-3.89%||6.17%||6.50%||N/A||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 annual fund operating expenses||13.06%|
|Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement||12.08%|
A contractual expense waiver exists for this fund and will expire on 04-30-2017.
a. The S&P 500 Index consists of 500 companies representing larger capitalization stocks traded in the U.S.
b. 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.
c. The custom benchmark is comprised of the BofA Merrill Lynch 1-3 Year US Corporate & Government Index, Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 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.
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Vantagepoint Funds are distributed by ICMA-RC Services LLC, a wholly owned broker-dealer subsidiary of ICMA-RC and member FINRA/SIPC.
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.