Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Nov 14, 2014



Capital appreciation and current income.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in the Parnassus Core Equity Fund. The underlying fund invests primarily in a diversified portfolio of equity securities. Equity securities include common stock and preferred stock. Under normal circumstances, the underlying fund will invest a minimum of 80% of its net assets (plus borrowings for investment purposes) in equity securities, and at least 75% of its total assets will normally be invested in equity securities that pay interest or dividends. The remaining 25% may be invested in non-dividend paying equity securities, short term instruments, and money market instruments (i.e., cash and cash equivalents). It is primarily a large-cap fund, which means that it normally invests more than half of its net assets in large, well-established businesses. Such companies are those that are considered by the investment adviser to the underlying fund to have a market capitalization that is greater than the median market capitalization of the Russell 1000® Index measured at the time of purchase. To a lesser extent, it may invest in small- and mid-capitalization companies. The underlying fund also may purchase foreign securities directly on foreign markets. It invests mainly in domestic stocks of companies that its investment adviser believes are financially sound and have good prospects. It also may, to a lesser extent, invest in foreign securities of similar companies. The adviser of the underlying fund takes environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") factors into account in making investment decisions and will sell a security if the adviser believes a company's fundamentals will deteriorate, if it believes a company's stock has little potential for appreciation, or if the company no longer meets the adviser's ESG criteria.

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, Large-Cap Securities Risk, Mid-Cap Securities Risk, Small-Cap Securities Risk, Management Risk, Foreign Securities Risk.
Please see the Disclosure Memorandum for additional information about the Fund’s risks.


Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2018
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
VT Parnassus Core Equity   -0.26%-0.26%11.40%8.77%N/AN/A8.09%
S&P 500 Indexa,b-0.76%-0.76%13.99%10.78%13.31%9.49%N/A
Morningstar Large Blendb,c-0.98%-0.98%12.82%8.89%11.72%8.58%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

Fund Expensesd
Gross Expenses0.87%
Net Expenses0.87%


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., © 2018 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 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.

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.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 27, 2017Dec 27, 2017$0.206700000
Nov 21, 2017Nov 21, 2017$2.500800000
Sep 29, 2017Sep 29, 2017$0.126200000
Jun 30, 2017Jun 30, 2017$0.100600000
Mar 31, 2017Mar 31, 2017$0.120400000
Dec 28, 2016Dec 28, 2016$0.084800000
Nov 22, 2016Nov 22, 2016$1.091400000
Sep 30, 2016Sep 30, 2016$0.103400000
Jun 30, 2016Jun 30, 2016$0.085600000
Mar 31, 2016Mar 31, 2016$0.127300000
Dec 30, 2015Dec 30, 2015$0.498800000
Nov 24, 2015Nov 24, 2015$2.754700000
Sep 30, 2015Sep 30, 2015$0.116700000
Jun 30, 2015Jun 30, 2015$0.104700000
Mar 31, 2015Mar 31, 2015$0.083100000
Dec 30, 2014Dec 30, 2014$0.197300000
Nov 25, 2014Nov 25, 2014$0.674600000



Before investing in the Fund you should carefully consider your investment goals, tolerance for risk, investment time horizon, and personal circumstances. There is no guarantee that the Fund will meet its investment objective and you can lose money.


The Fund is an investment option of VantageTrust, a group trust established and maintained by VantageTrust Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICMA-RC. VantageTrust provides for the commingling of assets of certain trusts and plans as described in its Declaration of Trust, and is only available for investment by such eligible trusts and plans. The Fund is not a mutual fund. Its units are not deposits of VantageTrust Company and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other agency. The Fund is a security that has not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and is exempt from investment company registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940. For additional information regarding the Fund, including a description of the principal risks, please consult the VantageTrust Funds Disclosure Memorandum, which is available when plan administration clients log in at, at for institutions, or upon request by calling 800-669-7400.