Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Nov 13, 2000
CUSIP: 922908710
Ticker Symbol: VFIAX
Morningstar Category:Large Blend
As of Sep 30, 2017
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $350,318

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

The investment seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization stocks.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, a widely recognized benchmark of U.S. stock market performance that is dominated by the stocks of large U.S. companies. The advisor attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Sep 30, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard 500 Index Admirala4.48%14.20%18.57%10.78%14.18%7.43%5.81%
S&P 500 Indexa,b4.48%14.24%18.61%10.81%14.22%7.44%N/A
Morningstar Large Blenda,c4.19%13.19%17.65%9.03%12.91%6.58%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.

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.04%
Net Expenses0.04%

 

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

c. The Morningstar category represents the average return for a category of funds with similar investment objectives and strategies. The average is calculated and funds are assigned to a category by Morningstar.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Sep 19, 2017Sep 19, 2017$1.187000000
Jun 22, 2017Jun 22, 2017$1.017000000
Mar 21, 2017Mar 21, 2017$1.005000000
Dec 21, 2016Dec 21, 2016$1.305000000
Sep 12, 2016Sep 12, 2016$0.890000000
Jun 20, 2016Jun 20, 2016$0.959000000
Mar 18, 2016Mar 18, 2016$1.015000000
Dec 18, 2015Dec 18, 2015$1.102000000
Sep 18, 2015Sep 18, 2015$0.959000000
Jun 19, 2015Jun 19, 2015$0.909000000
Mar 20, 2015Mar 20, 2015$0.991000000
Dec 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014$1.034000000
Sep 19, 2014Sep 19, 2014$0.883000000
Jun 20, 2014Jun 20, 2014$0.815000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Sep 30, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 4 Stars1218
3-Year 4 Stars1218
5-Year 4 Stars1083
10-Year 4 Stars799

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 Sep 30, 2017
Equity Stylebox
Large Blend
Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Equity100%
Fixed Income0%
Cash/Other0%

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

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Aug 31, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock98.7%
Foreign Stock0.9%
Domestic Bond0.0%
Foreign Bond0.0%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.0%
Cash0.4%
Other0.0%

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

 
Equity Sector As of Aug 31, 2017
SectorPercent
Technology20.9%
Financial Services16.1%
Healthcare14.9%
Consumer Cyclical10.7%
Industrials10.4%
Consumer Defensive8.5%
Energy5.6%
Communication Services4.1%
Utilities3.3%
Basic Materials2.9%
Real Estate2.3%

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

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Aug 31, 2017
Holding NamePercent
Apple Inc4.0%
Microsoft Corp2.7%
Facebook Inc A1.9%
Amazon.com Inc1.8%
Johnson & Johnson1.7%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B1.5%
Exxon Mobil Corp1.5%
JPMorgan Chase & Co1.5%
Alphabet Inc A1.3%
Alphabet Inc C1.3%
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Sep 30, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta1.001.00
Alpha-0.03-0.03
Standard Deviation10.079.55
 
 

Footnotes

1.

Please read the fund's prospectus carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus before investing. You may contact us to obtain a prospectus or to answer questions by calling 800-669-7400, emailing investorservices@icmarc.org, or visiting www.icmarc.org.

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.