Maximize total return, consistent with prudent investment management and liquidity needs.
Principal Investment Strategies
The underlying mutual 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 mutual 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 mutual 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 subadvisers). Such debt securities are commonly known as “junk bonds” or “high yield securities.” The underlying mutual 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 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 Western Asset Core Plus Bnd||2.59%||2.59%||1.72%||N/A||N/A||N/A||1.91%|
|Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Indexa,b||3.03%||3.03%||1.96%||2.50%||3.78%||4.90%||N/A|
|Morningstar Intermediate-Term Bondb,c||2.50%||2.50%||0.65%||1.88%||3.53%||4.50%||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 annual fund operating expensesd||0.49%|
|Underlying fund fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement||0.04%|
A contractual expense waiver exists for this fund's underlying fund and will expire on 04-30-2016.
a. The Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index consists of investment-grade U.S. fixed income securities.
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|
|Apr 30, 2016 to May 31, 2016||May 31, 2016||$0.033484579|
|Apr 1, 2016 to Apr 29, 2016||Apr 29, 2016||$0.034327732|
|Mar 1, 2016 to Mar 31, 2016||Mar 31, 2016||$0.035526270|
|Jan 30, 2016 to Feb 29, 2016||Feb 29, 2016||$0.032296197|
|Jan 1, 2016 to Jan 29, 2016||Jan 29, 2016||$0.030553168|
|Dec 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015||Dec 31, 2015||$0.036630882|
|Oct 31, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015||Nov 30, 2015||$0.030843175|
|Oct 1, 2015 to Oct 30, 2015||Oct 30, 2015||$0.033097963|
|Sep 1, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015||Sep 30, 2015||$0.031237839|
|Aug 1, 2015 to Aug 31, 2015||Aug 31, 2015||$0.030429835|
|Jul 1, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015||Jul 31, 2015||$0.033275966|
|May 30, 2015 to Jun 30, 2015||Jun 30, 2015||$0.029808956|
|May 1, 2015 to May 29, 2015||May 29, 2015||$0.030338746|
|Apr 1, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015||Apr 30, 2015||$0.028266806|
|Feb 28, 2015 to Mar 31, 2015||Mar 31, 2015||$0.027601892|
|Jan 31, 2015 to Feb 27, 2015||Feb 27, 2015||$0.027013820|
|Jan 1, 2015 to Jan 30, 2015||Jan 30, 2015||$0.009275822|
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.