Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jan 23, 2015

Documents for Fund or Underlying Fund(s)  

Description

Objective  

Maximize total return, consistent with prudent investment management and liquidity needs.

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. 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 intends to 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 Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for 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 Western Asset Core Plus Bnd   1.90%1.90%4.08%N/AN/AN/A2.90%
Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Agg Bond Indexa,b0.82%0.82%0.44%2.68%2.34%4.27%N/A
Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bondb,c1.07%1.07%1.74%2.41%2.52%4.06%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.

Annual Fund Operating Expenses
Total annual fund operating expensesd0.52%
Underlying fund fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement0.07%
Total Expenses0.45%

A contractual expense waiver exists for this fund's underlying fund and will expire on 12-31-2017.

 

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., © 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 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 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.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
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
Oct 1, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016Oct 31, 2016$0.029411946
Sep 1, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016Sep 30, 2016$0.033111988
Jul 30, 2016 to Aug 31, 2016Aug 31, 2016$0.033782508
Jul 1, 2016 to Jul 29, 2016Jul 29, 2016$0.034973410
Jun 1, 2016 to Jun 30, 2016Jun 30, 2016$0.033122142
Apr 30, 2016 to May 31, 2016May 31, 2016$0.033484579
Apr 1, 2016 to Apr 29, 2016Apr 29, 2016$0.034327732
Mar 1, 2016 to Mar 31, 2016Mar 31, 2016$0.035526270
Jan 30, 2016 to Feb 29, 2016Feb 29, 2016$0.032296197
Jan 1, 2016 to Jan 29, 2016Jan 29, 2016$0.030553168
Dec 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015Dec 31, 2015$0.036630882
 

Footnotes

1.

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 benefit trusts and benefits plans as defined in its Declaration of Trust and Participation Agreement, and is only available for investment by such eligible benefit trusts and benefit 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 you log in at www.icmarc.org, or upon request by calling 800-669-7400.