Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jan 2, 1996

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

Capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The underlying mutual fund normally invests primarily in common stocks and in securities of companies whose value its portfolio managers believe are not fully recognized by the public. It invests in domestic and foreign issuers and also invests in growth or value stocks or both. The underlying mutual fund uses fundamental analysis of factors such as each issuer's financial condition and industry position, as well as market and economic conditions, to select investments.

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, Foreign Securities Risk, Issuer Risk.
Please see the Risk Glossary for additional information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Mar 31, 2016
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
VT Contrafund®a-1.61%-1.61%0.70%12.15%11.24%8.03%N/A
S&P 500 Indexb,c1.35%1.35%1.78%11.82%11.58%7.01%N/A
Morningstar Large Growthc,d-2.45%-2.45%-2.37%11.07%9.88%6.63%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 Expenses  (estimated)
Total expensese0.71%

 

a. Please note that the manner in which the Fund's unit value is calculated was modified effective May 2002. As a result, while the inception date for the VT ContraFund is January 2, 1996, historical performance information for the Fund is available beginning in May 2002.

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

c. 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.

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 in underlying registered funds. Please refer to the underlying fund's prospectus for additional information on fund fees and expenses.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Feb 5, 2016Feb 5, 2016$0.637000000
Dec 11, 2015Dec 11, 2015$4.321000000
Feb 6, 2015Feb 6, 2015$0.950000000
Dec 12, 2014Dec 12, 2014$6.171000000
Feb 7, 2014Feb 7, 2014$0.970000000
Dec 13, 2013Dec 13, 2013$6.715000000
Feb 8, 2013Feb 8, 2013$0.745000000
Dec 14, 2012Dec 14, 2012$0.837000000
Dec 28, 2011Dec 28, 2011$0.004000000
Dec 16, 2011Dec 16, 2011$0.098000000
 

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.

Effective September 1, 2015, the VT Fidelity Contrafund® is now known as the VT Contrafund®.

3.

PURITAN and CONTRAFUND are registered service marks of FMR LLC. Used with permission.