About Us

Founded in 1972 through the assistance of a Ford Foundation grant, ICMA‑RC’s mission is to help public sector employees build retirement security. It all began when the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) had the vision to create an organization dedicated to the retirement needs of public sector employees, and thus ICMA‑RC was formed. Consistent with our mission, ICMA‑RC launched the predecessor to what is now the Vantagepoint Funds. Historically the Vantagepoint Funds were made available solely to ICMA‑RC’s public sector retirement plan administration clients. In 2017, ICMA‑RC extended its mandate to make these Funds available to public and private sector plans in the Defined Contribution Investment-Only (DCIO) market.

Investment Team

Our investment team boasts tenured leadership with industry experience.
• Average tenure at ICMA-RC: 7 Years
• Average industry experience: 18 Years
• Total CFA charterholders: 27
Data as of 3/31/2019

Our History

Our firm was built on the simple philosophy to serve those who serve us. Here's how we've grown from an idea to a company with more than $29 billion in assets under management in the span of 45 years.

1972

ICMA-RC was founded with the assistance of a Ford Foundation grant to support ICMA's vision to create an organization dedicated to the retirement needs of public sector employees.

1991

ICMA-RC introduces the Vantagepoint PLUS Fund, an industry leading stable value fund.

1995

ICMA-RC introduces the Vantagepoint Model Portfolio funds.

2001

The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded to honor the lives of local and state government employees that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

2005

ICMA-RC introduces the Vantagepoint Milestone Target Date funds.

2017

Vantagepoint Funds are available to public and private sector plans in the DCIO market.