Long-term capital growth and current income.
Principal Investment Strategies
The underlying fund invests, under normal circumstances, primarily in U.S. common stocks that its subadvisers believe offer the potential for capital appreciation or that may provide current income by paying dividends, and also invests in S&P 500 Index futures contracts and U.S. and foreign fixed income securities. Strategies used by the underlying fund’s subadvisers include: (1) focusing on large-capitalization U.S. companies whose common stocks are believed to offer potential for price appreciation because of undervaluation, earnings growth, or both; (2) emphasizing U.S. stocks that may pay dividends; and (3) employing an enhanced equity strategy that utilizes S&P 500 Index futures contracts to gain equity exposure. The underlying fund’s fixed income securities are held, in part, as collateral in conjunction with its use of futures contracts. The underlying fund’s fixed income securities are diversified across fixed income sectors and are generally investment grade securities.
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, Preferred Stock Risk, Mid-Cap Securities Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Equity Income/Interest Rate Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Call Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Municipal Securities Risk, High Yield Securities Risk, Derivative Instruments 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 Grwth & Income||6.52%||6.52%||17.94%||8.99%||12.44%||7.38%||N/A|
|S&P 500 Indexa,b||6.07%||6.07%||17.17%||10.37%||13.30%||7.51%||N/A|
|Morningstar Large Blendb,c||5.57%||5.57%||15.97%||8.14%||11.74%||6.52%||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.
Performance information for this class prior to its inception date is hypothetical. It is the performance of the Fund adjusted to reflect the estimated fees and expenses of this class.
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. 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., © 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.
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 either in collective investment funds or underlying registered funds. Please refer to the underlying fund's disclosure documents for additional information on fund fees and expenses.
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.
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Underlying Fund Characteristics
Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.
Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.
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.