Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Oct 11, 2013
CUSIP: 92210F687
Morningstar Category:Target-Date 2015

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

High total return consistent with the fund’s current asset allocation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The underlying fund invests in a combination of other VT III Vantagepoint Funds and one or more third party exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”) using an asset allocation strategy designed for investors who retired in or around the year 2015 and would like to make gradual withdrawals from their investment. The underlying fund invests in a combination of equity, fixed income, and multi-strategy investments. 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 underlying fund’s allocation to equity and multistrategy investments decreases and its allocation to fixed income investments increases so that by June 30 of the year 2025 (10 years after the year indicated in its name), the underlying fund’s net assets will be invested approximately 30% in equity funds, 63% in fixed income funds, and 7% in multi-strategy funds.

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, Fund of Funds Risk, ETF Risks, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Convertible Securities Risk, High Yield Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Prepayment and Extension Risk, U.S. Government Agency Securities Risk, Stock Market Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Securities Risk, Mid-Cap Securities Risk, Derivative Instruments Risk, Indexing Risk, Large Investor Risk.
Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2017
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
VT Vantagepoint Milestone 2015   3.26%3.26%8.40%3.73%5.71%4.47%N/A
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Int Agg Bond Indexa,b0.68%0.68%0.35%2.25%1.95%3.91%N/A
Custom Benchmarkc3.09%3.09%8.13%4.95%7.11%5.61%N/A
Morningstar Target-Date 2015b,d3.38%3.38%8.01%3.74%5.80%4.30%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.

Total Expenses
Total Expensese0.68%

 

a. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Intermediate Aggregate Bond Index consists of investment-grade U.S. fixed income securities with maturities of 1 to 10 years.

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 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.

e. 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.

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Mar 31, 2017
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars96
3-Year 2 Stars96
5-Year 3 Stars71
10-Year 4 Stars31

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 Mar 31, 2017
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Large BlendMedium Limited
Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2017
Type of Asset Percent
Equity41%
Fixed Income63%
Cash/Other-5%

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

 
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Mar 31, 2017
Statistic3-Year5-Year
Beta1.001.00
Alpha-0.060.10
Standard Deviation5.485.65
 
 

Underlying Fund Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Feb 28, 2017
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock30.2%
Foreign Stock11.1%
Domestic Bond51.8%
Foreign Bond7.8%
Preferred0.2%
Convertible3.4%
Cash-4.5%
Other0.0%

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

 
Fixed Income Sector As of Feb 28, 2017
SectorPercent
Corporate27.0%
Government22.4%
Securitized12.4%
Derivative1.0%
Municipal0.3%
Cash & Equivalents-4.5%

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

 
Credit Quality As of Feb 28, 2017
Quality LevelPercent
AAA55.8%
AA5.2%
A10.8%
BBB18.1%
BB3.8%
B3.5%
Below B1.6%
Not Rated1.2%

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

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Mar 31, 2017
Holding NamePercent
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND20.2%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND17.6%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND10.0%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND9.1%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND8.8%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND8.2%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND8.1%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND6.9%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND5.0%
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND3.1%
All Holdings As of Mar 31, 2017
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$7,640,142
 
Collective Trusts/Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$97,389,885
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$84,829,216
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$48,402,615
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$43,941,278
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$42,588,240
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$39,684,749
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$38,938,695
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$33,229,131
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$24,243,217
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$15,112,980
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$2,285,132
VT III VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$2,271,491
VT III VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$2,266,337
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
BLACKROCK TEMP FUND$67,571
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$62,402
 
Other
Holding NameMarket Value
USD$-5,170
All Holdings As of Feb 28, 2017
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$7,662,555
 
Collective Trusts/Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$97,602,998
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$85,170,614
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$47,980,803
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$43,998,581
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$41,869,673
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$39,704,908
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$38,895,902
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$33,150,860
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$24,278,684
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$14,925,765
VT III VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$2,260,680
VT III VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$2,258,896
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$2,242,422
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
BLACKROCK TEMP FUND$61,259
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$61,259
All Holdings As of Jan 31, 2017
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$7,653,140
 
Collective Trusts/Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$96,964,476
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$84,769,181
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$48,134,985
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$43,779,551
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$42,113,478
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$39,506,972
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$38,711,529
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$33,075,537
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$24,101,644
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$15,016,013
VT III VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$2,266,885
VT III VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$2,261,269
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$2,260,791
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$120,323
All Holdings As of Dec 31, 2016
Exchange-Traded Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF$7,726,691
 
Collective Trusts/Mutual Funds
Holding NameMarket Value
VT III VANTAGEPOINT CORE BOND INDEX FUND$95,981,414
VT III VANTAGEPOINT LOW DURATION BOND FUND$83,240,856
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DIVERSIFYING STRATEGIES FUND$48,933,929
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH & INCOME FUND$43,788,277
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INTERNATIONAL FUND$42,610,393
VT III VANTAGEPOINT EQUITY INCOME FUND$39,278,148
VT III VANTAGEPOINT INFLATION FOCUSED FUND$37,979,574
VT III VANTAGEPOINT GROWTH FUND$33,052,511
VT III VANTAGEPOINT HIGH YIELD FUND$23,729,192
VT III VANTAGEPOINT MID/SMALL COMPANY INDEX FUND$15,138,860
VT III VANTAGEPOINT DISCOVERY FUND$2,238,708
VT III VANTAGEPOINT SELECT VALUE FUND$2,236,856
VT III VANTAGEPOINT AGGRESSIVE OPPORTUNITIES FUND$2,235,544
 
Short-Term/Cash
Holding NameMarket Value
FIDELITY INSTITUTIONAL MONEY MARKET$173,708

Footnotes

1.

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.

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 © 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.