Above-average current income and long-term capital appreciation.
Principal Investment Strategies
The underlying mutual fund, under normal market conditions, invests at least 80% of the sum of its net assets and the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes, in income-producing common stocks of publicly traded companies engaged in the real estate industry. These companies derive at least 50% of their revenues or profits from the ownership, construction, management, financing, or sale of real estate or have at least 50% of the fair market value of their assets invested in real estate. A majority of its total assets will be invested in real estate investment trusts (“REITs”). REITs are publicly traded corporations or trusts that invest in residential or commercial real estate. The underlying mutual fund expects to emphasize investments in equity REITs, although it may invest in mortgage and hybrid REITs. The underlying mutual fund may invest up to 15% of its total assets in non-dollar denominated equity securities of non-U.S. issuers. In addition, it may invest up to 25% of its assets, collectively, in non-dollar denominated equity securities of non-U.S. issuers and in dollar denominated equity securities of non-U.S. issuers that are either listed on a U.S. stock exchange or represented by depositary receipts that may or may not be sponsored by a domestic bank. Up to 15% of its total assets may be invested in equity securities of emerging market issuers. The underlying mutual fund also may utilize multiple types of derivatives.
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, REITs Risk, Small-Cap Securities Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, 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 Nuveen Real Estate Secs||4.76%||4.76%||4.07%||10.53%||11.60%||N/A||20.55%|
|MSCI US REIT Index (Gross)a,b||6.31%||6.31%||4.05%||10.45%||11.85%||6.49%||N/A|
|Morningstar Real Estateb,c||4.68%||4.68%||2.66%||9.43%||10.78%||5.73%||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.
a. The MSCI US REIT Index reflects the aggregate common stock performance of REIT's (Real Estate Investment Trusts) that own, develop, and manage properties.
b. 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.
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 in underlying registered funds. Please refer to the underlying fund's prospectus for additional information on fund fees and expenses.
|Record Date||Ex/Payable Date||Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share|
|Mar 31, 2016||Mar 31, 2016||$0.173200000|
|Dec 30, 2015||Dec 30, 2015||$0.186600000|
|Dec 15, 2015||Dec 15, 2015||$0.965800000|
|Sep 30, 2015||Sep 30, 2015||$0.144000000|
|Sep 16, 2015||Sep 16, 2015||$0.250000000|
|Jun 30, 2015||Jun 30, 2015||$0.212500000|
|Mar 31, 2015||Mar 31, 2015||$0.134400000|
|Dec 30, 2014||Dec 30, 2014||$0.223500000|
|Dec 15, 2014||Dec 15, 2014||$1.039600000|
|Sep 30, 2014||Sep 30, 2014||$0.134700000|
|Jun 30, 2014||Jun 30, 2014||$0.147400000|
|Mar 31, 2014||Mar 31, 2014||$0.129800000|
|Dec 30, 2013||Dec 30, 2013||$0.166700000|
|Dec 13, 2013||Dec 13, 2013||$1.158900000|
|Sep 30, 2013||Sep 30, 2013||$0.144600000|
|Sep 16, 2013||Sep 16, 2013||$0.112900000|
|Jun 28, 2013||Jun 28, 2013||$0.124700000|
|Mar 28, 2013||Mar 28, 2013||$0.123100000|
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.