Mutual of America Conservative Allocation Fund
The Fund seeks current income and, to a lesser extent, capital appreciation.
The Fund invests the majority of its assets in fixed income shares of other funds of the Investment Company ("IC Funds") and also invests in equity IC Funds.
- The Fund's target allocation currently is approximately 65% of net assets in fixed income IC Funds and approximately 35% of net assets in equity IC Funds.
- The Fund seeks to maintain approximately 30% of its net assets in the Bond Fund and approximately 35% of its net assets in the Mid-Term Bond Fund.
- The Fund seeks to maintain approximately 25% of its net assets in the Equity Index Fund, approximately 5% of its net assets in the Mid-Cap Equity Index Fund and approximately 5% of its net assets in the International Fund.
- General risk: The Fund may not achieve its investment objective. An investment in the Fund could decline in value, and you could lose money by investing in the Fund.
- Underlying Fund risk: A Fund's ability to achieve its investment objective will depend largely on the performance of the selected underlying funds. There can be no assurance that either the Fund or the underlying funds will achieve its investment objective. Additionally, because the Fund invests in underlying funds and pays its own fees and expenses as well as a proportional share of the fees and expenses of the underlying funds in which it invests, the Fund may pay higher fees and expenses than funds that do not invest in other mutual funds. A Fund is subject to the same risks as the underlying funds in which it invests. The Fund generally invests 65% of its assets in fixed income IC Funds and 35% of its assets in equity IC Funds; therefore the Fund is primarily subject to Fixed Income risk, which is described below and in more detail in the "Principal Risks" section of the prospectus.
- Active Management risk: The portfolio manager’s judgments about the attractiveness, value or potential appreciation of the Fund’s investments may prove to be incorrect. The Fund could underperform in comparison to other funds with a similar benchmark or similar objectives and investment strategies if the Fund’s overall investment selections or strategies fail to produce the intended results.
- Mortgage risk: The duration of mortgage-related securities and interest rates tend to move together. As interest rates rise, the duration of mortgage-related securities extends and as interest rates fall, mortgage-related securities are often prepaid at a faster rate. Because of interest rate changes, it is not possible to predict the realized yield or average life of a mortgage-backed security.
- Zero Coupon risk: Zero coupon securities and discount notes do not pay interest prior to maturity and therefore may be more difficult to sell during periods of interest rate changes. The market value of debt securities declines as interest rates rise; therefore the Fund may lose value if it sells zero coupon securities prior to their maturity date.
- Fixed Income risk: The value of your investment will go up or down depending on movements in the bond markets.
- Interest rate risk: Fixed income securities have an inverse relationship to interest rates, such that as interest rates rise, bond values decrease, and the Fund faces a heightened level of interest rate risk under current conditions because interest rates are near historically low levels.
- Corporate Debt risk: During periods of economic uncertainty, the value of corporate debt securities may decline relative to the value of U.S. government debt securities. Debt obligations are subject to the risk that issuers may not be able to pay off the principal and interest when due.
- Credit risk: Debt obligations are generally subject to the risk that the issuer may be unable to make principal and interest payments when they are due.
- Liquidity risk: The prices of debt securities may be subject to significant volatility, particularly as markets become less liquid due to limited dealer inventory of corporate bonds.
- Extension risk: Mortgage-related securities are subject to the risk that the issuer of such a security pays back the principal of such an obligation later than expected. This may occur when interest rates rise, and this may negatively affect fund returns.
- Prepayment risk: Mortgage-related securities are subject to the risk that the issuer of such a security pays back the principal of such an obligation earlier than expected. This may occur when interest rates decline, and may negatively affect Fund returns.
- Call risk: When interest rates decline, an issuer may have an option to call the securities before maturity, resulting in reduced income.
- Stock risk: The value of your investment will go up or down, depending on movements in the stock markets. The investment results may be better or worse than the results for the stock markets taken as a whole, or than the results of other funds that invest in the same types of securities.
- Large Cap risk: Larger, more established companies may be unable to respond quickly to new competitive challenges and also may not be able to attain the high growth rate of successful smaller companies.
- Mid-Cap risk: Mid-cap stocks experience more market risk and sharper price fluctuations than for large-cap stocks due to the fact that the earnings of mid-size companies tend to be less predictable and the stocks are traded less frequently. At times it may be difficult for a Fund to sell mid-cap stocks at a price equal to their value.
- Foreign Investment risk: Foreign markets are subject to the risk of change in currency or exchange rates, economic and political trends in foreign countries, less liquidity, more volatility, more difficulty in enforcing contractual obligations, higher transaction costs and less government supervision and other reporting regulations and requirements than domestic markets. Foreign investment risks are greater in emerging markets than in developed markets. Domestic equities indices could outperform the MSCI EAFE Index for periods of time. The International Fund, in which the Fund invests, may invest substantially all or a significant portion of its assets in ETFs.
- Allocation Fund risk:
- The value of your investment will go up or down depending on movements in the asset classes (stocks, bonds, money market instruments) in which the Fund invests.
- Performance of some asset classes may offset performance of others, such as stocks and bonds.
- Because the Allocation Fund holds both stocks and bonds, the Fund's performance may be lower than that of equity funds or fixed income funds as the performance of stocks and bonds fluctuate.
|Year to Date||1.41%|
|Prior 3 Months||7.13%|
|Prior 1 Year||4.34%|
|Prior 3 Years||4.05%|
|Prior 5 Years||4.03%|
|Prior 10 Years||4.88%|
The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and unit values will fluctuate so that units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investment Fund total return performance currently may be lower or higher than the figures stated above.
The total return performance data are based on a hypothetical investment of $1,000, which is redeemed at the end of the periods shown. The total return figures reflect the reinvestment of investment income and capital gains and losses, and are net of expenses which include a contract fee, an expense risk fee, administrative charges, a distribution expense charge and Underlying Funds fees and expenses.
The total return figures for periods extending beyond a year are average rates of return and do not reflect the Funds' actual year-to-year results, which varied over the periods shown. Contributions or withdrawals made within a period would experience different rates of return based on the unit values on the dates of such transactions.
Portfolio Turnover Rate(%): 24%**Excludes all short-term securities.
|Asset Type||% of Portfolio|
|Mid-Term Bond Fund||35.0%|
|Equity Index Fund||25.0%|
|Mid-Cap Equity Index Fund||5.0%|
Joseph R. Gaffoglio, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Strategy of the Adviser, joined the Adviser in 2005 and has approximately 24 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. Gaffoglio’s primary focus has been quantitative research and risk management. He has been responsible for managing the Retirement Funds and Allocation Funds since 2014 and the large cap portions of the All America Fund and Composite Fund since May 2016.