To seek both moderate capital growth and current income while providing a guaranteed lifetime income feature that protects retirement income against market downturns.
Principal Investment Strategies
The Fund invests in a Separate Account under a group variable annuity issued by Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (“Prudential”), Hartford Connecticut. The Separate Account, in turn, invests in a mix of registered funds and a collective trust with an allocation of approximately 60% equities (both domestic and foreign) and 40% fixed income. ICMA-RC is responsible for managing the assets of the Separate Account. The Separate Account’s target allocation for the underlying funds is as follows:
|Fund||Target Allocation Percentages:|
|Vantagepoint Broad Market Index Fund||25%|
|Vantagepoint Growth & Income Fund||20%|
|Vantagepoint International Fund||15%|
|Prudential Core Conservative Intermediate Bond Fund||30%|
|Vantagepoint Inflation Focused Fund||10%|
In exchange for an annual guarantee fee of from 1.00% to a maximum of 1.50%, Prudential provides downside income protection and lifetime income guarantees. These guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Prudential and are subject to certain limitations, terms and conditions. Excess Withdrawals will proportionately reduce and potentially terminate future payment guarantees. For additional information regarding these guarantees and the underlying assumptions attributable to these guarantees and the terms and conditions, please see the VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund Important Considerations document, which is available online or by contacting Investor Services at 800-669-7400.
Principal Investment Risks
The guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of Prudential and are subject to certain limitations, terms, and conditions. Like all variable investments, the fund can lose value. The risks associated with the underlying funds of the Separate Account include, among others, stock market risk, mid-cap securities risk, foreign securities risk, interest rate risk, credit risk, U.S. Government agency securities risk, mortgage-backed securities risk, asset-backed securities risk, convertible securities risk, high yield securities risk, and derivative instruments 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 Retirement IncomeAdvantage||1.35%||1.35%||-1.47%||4.64%||5.05%||N/A||7.01%|
|VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage Custom Benchmarka||1.33%||1.33%||0.23%||6.27%||6.56%||N/A||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.
|Investment management fee||0.05%|
|Other separate account fees and expenses||0.31%|
|Annual VantageTrust operating expenses||0.01%|
a. The VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage custom benchmark is composed of the market indexes of the funds in which the VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund invests, in weighted percentages that correspond to the historical target allocation to those funds and the historical market indexes. Should the target allocations for the VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund or the market indexes of the funds change, the percentage allocations to the corresponding indexes or the market indexes will also change.
Purchase, Sale, and Transfer Restrictions
If you transfer assets out of the VantageTrust Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund prior to locking-in, you will not be eligible to transfer assets back into the Fund for a period of 90 days. After locking-in, only a transfer out of the Fund in excess of your LAWA will result in you being restricted from transferring assets back into the Fund for a period of 90 days. Additional information is available in the VantageTrust Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund Important Considerations document.
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.
Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (Prudential), CA COA #08003, Hartford, CT. Neither Prudential nor ICMA-RC guarantees the investment performance or return on contributions to Prudential's Separate Account. You should carefully consider the objectives, risks, charges, expenses and underlying guarantee features before purchasing this product. Prudential may increase the Guarantee Fee in the future, from 1.00% up to a maximum of 1.50%. Like all variable investments, this Fund may lose value. Availability and terms may vary by jurisdiction; subject to regulatory approvals. Annuity contracts contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits and terms for keeping them in force. Guarantees are based on Prudential's claims-paying ability. This annuity is issued under Contract form # GA-2020-TGWB4-0805-RC. ICMA-RC provides recordkeeping services to your Plan and is the investment manager of the underlying Prudential separate account. Prudential or its affiliates may compensate ICMA-RC for providing these and related administrative services in connection with the Fund. Variable annuities are suitable for long-term investing, particularly retirement savings. ©2016 Prudential, the Prudential logo, and the Rock symbol and Bring Your Challenges are service marks of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ, and its related entities, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Note: Participants who are interested in the VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund must first receive and read the VT Retirement IncomeAdvantage Fund Important Considerations document, before investing.