Fund Facts  

Inception Date: Jun 26, 2015
CUSIP: 92202E698
Ticker Symbol: VITRX
Morningstar Category:Target-Date Retirement
As of Nov 30, 2021
Fund Net Assets ($millions) $9,996

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Description

Objective  

The investment seeks to provide current income and some capital appreciation.

Principal Investment Strategies  

The fund invests in other Vanguard mutual funds according to an asset allocation strategy designed for investors currently in retirement. Its indirect bond holdings are a diversified mix of short-, intermediate-, and long-term U.S. government, U.S. agency, and investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds; inflation-protected public obligations issued by the U.S. Treasury; mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities; and government, agency, corporate, and securitized investment-grade foreign bonds issued in currencies other than the U.S. dollar.

Principal Investment Risks  

There is no guarantee that the Fund will achieve its investment objective. You may lose money by investing in the Fund. Please see the Fund’s prospectus or other disclosure documents for information about the Fund’s risks.

 

Performance & Expenses

Standard Performance As of Dec 31, 2021
Fund/Benchmark Name QtrYTD1-Yr3-Yr5-Yr10-YrSince Inception
Vanguard Instl Tgt Retire Inca2.05%5.34%5.34%9.52%6.93%N/A5.91%
FTSE Global All Cap ex US Indexa,b-5.24%-5.24%-0.44%8.52%7.39%6.30%N/A
Morningstar Target-Date Retirementa,c-4.68%-4.68%0.34%5.44%4.97%4.44%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, participants or plan sponsors in a MissionSquare Retirement administered account can log in at www.icmarc.org, or institutions can go to investments.missionsq.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.

Fund Expensesa
Gross Expenses0.09%
Net Expenses0.09%

 

a. Certain information including, but not limited to, benchmark performance or other performance and/or fee information, is provided by Morningstar, Inc., © 2022 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 nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of information. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc.

b. The FTSE Global All Cap ex US Index is comprised of large, mid and small cap global stocks, providing coverage of Developed and Emerging Markets, excluding the US.

c. The Morningstar category average return 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.

Distributions

Dividends and Capital Gains  
Record Date Ex/Payable Date Income/Capital Gains Paid Per Share
Dec 29, 2021Dec 29, 2021$0.648600000
Sep 28, 2021Sep 28, 2021$0.106500000
Jun 28, 2021Jun 28, 2021$0.080600000
Mar 26, 2021Mar 26, 2021$0.065700000
Dec 30, 2020Dec 30, 2020$0.316700000
Sep 28, 2020Sep 28, 2020$0.083200000
Jun 26, 2020Jun 26, 2020$0.085700000
Mar 27, 2020Mar 27, 2020$0.079600000
Dec 27, 2019Dec 27, 2019$0.243600000
Sep 30, 2019Sep 30, 2019$0.129300000
Jun 28, 2019Jun 28, 2019$0.127200000
Mar 27, 2019Mar 27, 2019$0.083400000
Dec 28, 2018Dec 28, 2018$0.251400000
Sep 21, 2018Sep 21, 2018$0.125000000
Jun 15, 2018Jun 15, 2018$0.126700000
Mar 15, 2018Mar 15, 2018$0.068000000
Dec 28, 2017Dec 28, 2017$0.205600000
Sep 21, 2017Sep 21, 2017$0.077000000
 

Morningstar Information

Morningstar RatingTM   As of Dec 31, 2021
Period Stars Category Size
Overall 3 Stars148
3-Year 3 Stars148
5-Year 3 Stars122
10-Year N/A N/A

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or “star rating”, is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange–traded funds, closed–end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three–year history. Exchange–traded funds and open–ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk–Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product′s monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three–, five–, and 10–year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three–year rating for 36–59 months of total returns, 60% five–year rating/40% three–year rating for 60–119 months of total returns, and 50% 10–year rating/30% five–year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

Morningstar Stylebox As of Dec 31, 2021
Equity Stylebox Fixed Income Stylebox
Large BlendHigh Moderate
Allocation of Assets As of Nov 30, 2021
Type of Asset Percent
Equity33%
Fixed Income62%
Cash/Other5%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 
 

Characteristics

Allocation of Assets As of Nov 30, 2021
Asset ClassPercent
Domestic Stock19.8%
Foreign Stock13.5%
Domestic Bond58.5%
Foreign Bond3.1%
Preferred0.0%
Convertible0.4%
Cash4.7%
Other0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%.

 

Equity Sector As of Nov 30, 2021
SectorPercent
Technology7.1%
Financial Services5.0%
Consumer Cyclical4.1%
Healthcare3.8%
Industrials3.5%
Communication Services2.8%
Consumer Defensive2.1%
Basic Materials1.6%
Real Estate1.2%
Energy1.2%
Utilities0.9%

Exposure reflects equity securities only and will sum to the equity exposure of the fund.

 
Credit Quality As of Nov 30, 2021
Quality LevelPercent
AAA78.9%
AA2.1%
A8.3%
BBB10.6%
BB0.0%
B0.0%
Below B0.0%
Not Rated0.0%

Due to rounding, percentages shown may not add up to 100%. Exposure reflects fixed income securities only.

 
Top Ten Holdings As of Nov 30, 2021
Holding NamePercent
Vanguard Total Bond Market II Idx Inv44.1%
Vanguard Shrt-Term Infl-Prot Sec Idx Adm20.1%
Vanguard Total Stock Market Idx I20.0%
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index Inv13.8%
Fixed Income Sector As of Nov 30, 2021
SectorPercent
Government40.0%
Corporate12.1%
Securitized9.6%
Cash & Equivalents4.7%
Municipal0.3%

Exposure reflects fixed income securities only and will sum to the fixed income exposure of the fund.

 
 

Statistics

Portfolio Statistics As of Dec 31, 2021
Statistic3-Year5-Year
BetaN/AN/A
AlphaN/AN/A
Standard Deviation5.895.05
 
 

Footnotes

1.

The Fund is not a complete solution for all of your retirement savings needs. An investment in the Fund includes the risk of loss, including near, at or after the target date of the Fund. There is no guarantee that the Fund will provide adequate income at and through an investor's retirement.

2.

Please read the fund's prospectus or disclosure materials carefully for a complete summary of all fees, expenses, investment objectives and strategies, risks, financial highlights, and performance information. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. Investors should carefully consider the information contained in the prospectus or disclosure materials before investing. To request a prospectus or disclosure materials, you may contact us by calling 800-669-7400, or log in at www.icmarc.org.

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Morningstar places funds in certain categories based on the fund's historical portfolio holdings. Placement of a fund in a particular Morningstar category does not mean that the fund will remain in that category or that it will invest primarily in securities consistent with its Morningstar category. A fund's investment strategy and portfolio holdings are governed by its prospectus, guidelines or other governing documents, not its Morningstar category.