Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jan 23, 2015



Maximize total return, consistent with prudent investment management and liquidity needs by investing to obtain the average duration specified below.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The Fund invests substantially all of its assets in the Western Asset Core Plus Bond Fund. The underlying fund invests in fixed income securities of various maturities and, under normal market conditions, will invest at least 80% of its net assets in debt and fixed income securities. Although the underlying fund may invest in securities of any maturity, it will normally maintain a dollar-weighted average effective duration within 30% of the average duration of the domestic bond market as a whole as estimated by its subadvisers (generally this range is from 2.5 to 7 years). The underlying fund may invest up to 20% of its total assets in non-U.S. dollar denominated securities and up to 20% of the fund's net assets may be invested in debt securities that are not rated in the Baa or BBB categories or above at the time of purchase by one or more Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations ("NRSROs") or, if unrated, securities of comparable quality at the time of purchase (as determined by the underlying fund's subadvisers). Such debt securities are commonly known as "junk bonds" or "high yield securities." The underlying fund may invest up to 25% of its total assets in the securities of non-U.S. issuers and may invest a substantial portion of its assets in mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. It may also enter into various exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivative transactions including, but not limited to, futures, options, swaps, foreign currency futures, and forwards.

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 Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk, High Yield Securities Risk, Derivative Instruments Risk, Leverage Risk, Liquidity Risk, Foreign Securities Risk, Emerging Markets Securities Risk, Foreign Currency Risk, Foreign Government Securities Risk, Call Risk, Issuer Risk, Inflation-Adjusted Securities Risk, Mortgage-Backed Securities Risk, Asset-Backed Securities Risk, Management 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 Western Asset Core Plus Bnd   -1.10%-1.10%3.79%3.19%N/AN/A3.18%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg Bond Indexa,b-1.46%-1.46%1.20%1.20%1.82%3.63%N/A
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bondb,c-1.31%-1.31%1.31%1.27%1.73%3.80%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,e
Gross Expenses0.52%
Net Expenses0.45%


a. The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index consists of investment-grade U.S. fixed income securities.

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.

e. Differences between the net expense ratio and gross expense ratio of a fund are typically due to fee waivers, expense reimbursements, expense limits, and/or the reimbursement of fees to the fund.


Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Feb 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018Feb 28, 2018$0.032659891
Dec 30, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018Jan 31, 2018$0.033290877
Dec 1, 2017 to Dec 29, 2017Dec 29, 2017$0.034718999
Dec 21, 2017Dec 21, 2017$0.015820000
Nov 1, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017Nov 30, 2017$0.043494479
Sep 30, 2017 to Oct 31, 2017Oct 31, 2017$0.031381338
Sep 1, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017Sep 29, 2017$0.030554924
Aug 1, 2017 to Aug 31, 2017Aug 31, 2017$0.031813399
Jul 1, 2017 to Jul 31, 2017Jul 31, 2017$0.029413963
Jun 1, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017Jun 30, 2017$0.035276018
Apr 29, 2017 to May 31, 2017May 31, 2017$0.032889050
Apr 1, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017Apr 28, 2017$0.029713566
Mar 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017Mar 31, 2017$0.034711971
Feb 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2017Feb 28, 2017$0.030236431
Dec 31, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017Jan 31, 2017$0.029192325
Dec 1, 2016 to Dec 30, 2016Dec 30, 2016$0.035053511
Dec 8, 2016Dec 8, 2016$0.118180000
Nov 1, 2016 to Nov 30, 2016Nov 30, 2016$0.081417078



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.