Is Your Stable Value Portfolio Really Stable?

With rising interest rates and declining market-to-book value ratios, what can plan sponsors do?

No Stomach for Stock-Market Swings? Consider Stable Value

If you’re a risk-averse investor, there seems to be nowhere to hide these days. But there’s an oft-overlooked option if you have a 401(k).

Tips for Evaluating Stable Value Funds

Vantagepoint Funds has identified several key tips to assist retirement plan fiduciaries with their due diligence process in the selection and comparison of stable value funds.

Stable Value Assets in Rising-Rate Environments

It’s important that investors fully understand performance differences among the various fixed income asset classes during periods of rising interest rates.

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Expertise

Our investment process combines the demonstrated market expertise from our award-winning subadvisers with the disciplined due diligence and oversight of our in-house fund managers.

Extensive Investment Offerings

Our fund lineup incorporates diversification of ideas, strategies, and asset classes, including equity, fixed income, target-date, target-risk, and stable value investment options.

Retirement Focus

With a long-term perspective toward retirement planning, our funds offer a disciplined asset allocation process with competitive performance and pricing.

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Multi-Manager Skill

Our team of professionals conducts independent selection and oversight of third-party institutional investment managers. These professionals have access to award-winning institutional managers with demonstrated expertise across all asset classes.

Diversification

Our team brings together a broad and diverse set of ideas, styles, and strategies for competitive performance in all market conditions. We work with a portfolio of complementary investment managers with distinct investment styles to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns.

Disciplined, Proven Process

Our process is marked by continuous manager research and due diligence, thoughtful portfolio construction and asset allocation, and risk management and manager oversight. We have a history of systemized due diligence designed to decrease operational risks.

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Our Multi-Managed Funds

We believe that in addition to traditional investment approaches such as diversification, asset allocation, and a long-term perspective, a multi-manager approach and investment style serve investors who are working to build retirement security.

In a multi-managed approach, managers with different but complementary investing approaches are selected and integrated within a single fund in proportions that are expected to optimize return relative to risk. We believe this not only increases diversification but also may improve the consistency of returns over time by eliminating reliance on the results of a single manager.

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Disclaimer

This website is for institutional use only and is not intended for individual investors or the general public.

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a solicitation nor does it constitute investment, tax or legal advice. Reference to any fund or asset class on this site is not a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold that fund or asset class. Neither ICMA Retirement Corporation (ICMA-RC) nor its subsidiaries are responsible for any investment action taken as a result of the information on this website or interpretation of such information.

Investors should carefully consider their own investment goals, risk tolerance and liquidity needs before making an investment decision. Investing involves risk, including possible loss of the amount invested. The Funds’ offering and disclosure documents include a complete summary of all fees, expenses, financial highlights, investment objectives and strategies, and risks, and should be carefully reviewed before investing.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher.

Funds are offered to Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) clients through ICMA-RC Services, LLC (RC Services), a FINRA member. RC Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICMA-RC and an affiliate of VantageTrust Company, LLC. View more information about RC Services: FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

1 Vantagepoint Funds invest in a single VT III Vantagepoint Fund (VT III Funds). Vantagepoint Funds and VT III Funds are collective investment trust funds (CITs) established and maintained by VantageTrust Company, LLC (VTC), a wholly owned subsidiary of ICMA-RC, a New Hampshire non-depository trust company, and the sole trustee of these CITs. Eligible retirement plans may invest in the Vantagepoint Funds, which are funds of VantageTrust. ICMA-RC provides investment advisory and management services to VTC with respect to the Vantagepoint Funds and VT III Funds. The Vantagepoint Funds and certain VT III Funds invest in other funds managed and administered by ICMA-RC. ICMA-RC receives asset-based fees from such underlying funds in addition to the asset-based fees it receives from the Vantagepoint and VT III Funds. Please see ICMA-RC’s Form ADV, available at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov, for more information.

2 Each Vantagepoint Fund invests in a VT III Vantagepoint Fund that has the same investment objective and strategies. Prior to October 2016, each Vantagepoint Fund invested in a registered Vantagepoint Fund mutual fund that had the same investment objective and strategies. In October 2016, the Vantagepoint Fund mutual funds were liquidated and the assets were transferred to the VT III Vantagepoint Funds. In the event that a subadviser to the VT III Vantagepoint Funds was also a subadviser to the Vantagepoint Fund that preceded it, the average subadviser tenure with the VT III Vantagepoint Funds is calculated using both time periods.