Mutual of America International Fund
The Fund seeks capital appreciation.
Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets are invested, directly or indirectly, in stocks of large and mid-cap companies in developed market countries located outside the United States and Canada represented in the Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc. Europe, Australasia, and Far East Index (the “MSCI EAFE Index”) through the purchase of such stocks or exchange traded funds designed to track the MSCI EAFE Index. The Fund also invests in exchange traded funds that own emerging market securities.
- 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.
- Market risk: The risk that prices of securities will go down because of the interplay of market forces may affect a single issuer, industry or sector of the economy or may affect the market as a whole. Events such as war, acts of terrorism, social unrest, natural disasters, public health emergencies and other unforeseen events could also significantly impact issuers, economies and markets generally.
- 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.
- Company risk: The price of the stock of a particular company can vary based on a variety of factors, such as the company’s financial performance, changes in management and product trends, and the potential for takeover and acquisition.
- 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.
- 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.
- Emerging Markets risk: Foreign investment risks are greater in emerging markets than in developed markets. Investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative.
- Eurozone Investment risk: The United Kingdom’s intended departure from the European Union, commonly known as “Brexit,” may have significant political and financial consequences for Eurozone markets, including greater market volatility and illiquidity, currency fluctuations, deterioration in economic activity, a decrease in business confidence and an increased likelihood of a recession in the United Kingdom.
- ETF risk: ETFs generally invest substantially all of their assets in securities and are traded on stock exchanges. Their net asset values may differ from the prices of the ETF shares offered on the exchanges.
- Depositary Receipts risk: The underlying ETF may invest in securities of foreign issuers in the form of depositary receipts, some of which are not obligated to disclose material information.
- Trading risk: ETF shares are listed on exchanges for which there can be no assurance that they will maintain the listing. Also there is no assurance that an active trading market will develop, creating illiquidity and resulting in price volatility. The market price of an ETF may trade at a premium or discount to its net asset value. Trading in ETFs may be halted because of market conditions or extraordinary market volatility.
- Investment Company risk: The cost of investing in the Fund is higher because in addition to the Fund's direct fees and expenses, it also indirectly bears fees and expenses charged by the underlying ETFs. The underlying ETFs may change their investment objectives or policies without the approval of the Fund, causing the Fund to withdraw its investment at a possibly inopportune time.
- Leveraging risk: ETFs may borrow money or otherwise leverage their holdings by investing in collateral from securities loans and by borrowing money to meet redemption requests. This leveraging results in more volatility and a compounding of all other risks.
- Passive Investment risk: Many ETFs are not actively managed; rather the underlying ETF invests in securities that represent its underlying Index, regardless of its investment merit or market trends. Also, an underlying ETF is more susceptible to declines in the market because the underlying ETFs generally do not change their investment strategies to respond to changes in the economy.
- Tracking Error risk: Imperfect correlation between the securities of an ETF and those in the Index it intends to track, rounding of prices, changes to the indices and regulatory policies may cause the performance of an ETF to not match the performance of its Index.
- Valuation risk: An underlying ETF may value certain securities at higher prices than the prices at which it can sell them.
|Year to Date||-9.62%|
|Prior 3 Months||15.26%|
|Prior 1 Year||-6.37%|
|Prior 3 Years||-0.92%|
|Prior 5 Years||0.62%|
|Prior 10 Years||4.31%|
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(%): 0%**Excludes all short-term securities.
Jamie A. Zendel, Senior Vice President and Head of Quantitative Research of the Adviser, handles indexed investments. Ms. Zendel joined the Adviser in July 2007 and has approximately 21 years of experience in the financial industry. Ms. Zendel has managed the indexed portfolio of the All America Fund; the Equity Index Fund, Mid-Cap Equity Index Fund, and International Fund since 2014; the Small Cap Equity Index Fund since 2018; and the Catholic Values Index Fund since 2020.