Mutual of America 2015 Retirement Fund
|Asset Type||% of Portfolio|
|Fixed Income Funds||55%|
|Money Market Funds||10%|
The Fund seeks to achieve current income and capital appreciation appropriate for the asset allocation associated with its approximate year of retirement which is included in the Fund's name ("Target Retirement Date").
The Fund invests in shares of other series of the Investment Company ("IC Funds") in proportions that are balanced to meet the objective of the Fund, which will move toward preservation of capital and production of income as the Target Retirement Date approaches.
The 2015 Retirement Fund is designed for investors expecting to retire or to begin withdrawing assets around the year 2015. Under normal circumstances, the asset allocation will change over time according to a predetermined "glide path" as the Retirement Fund approaches the Target Retirement Date. The glide path represents the shifting of asset classes over time. Generally, the less time that remains until the Target Retirement Date, and for a 10 year period after the Target Retirement Date, the more the Fund will invest in fixed income IC Funds and the less it will invest in equity IC Funds. A Retirement Fund that has reached its Target Retirement Date can have 45%, which can vary by plus or minus 10%, of its assets invested in equity IC Funds.
The periodic reallocations of the assets of each Retirement Fund will be affected by other matters aside from the period of time remaining until the Target Retirement Date, such as current market conditions, the economy, unanticipated events and other factors, so there is no precise timetable or formula for the reallocations of the Retirement Funds, but the target allocations are not expected to vary from the chart by more than plus or minus ten percentage points.
- 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. Although the proportion changes over time to meet the Fund's investment objective, currently the Fund has more Fixed Income risk than equity risk. These risks include Company, Market, Mid-Cap, and Stock risks, which are all described in 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.
- 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. The prices of equity securities of smaller companies may fluctuate more than for more established companies. The equity securities of smaller companies may not be traded as often as for larger companies, therefore it may be difficult to trade securities at a desirable price. Investments in companies with small market capitalizations generally offer greater opportunities for appreciation, but are associated with more risks than for established companies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. The International Fund, in which the Fund invests, may invest substantially all or a significant portion of its assets in ETFs.
- 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.
- Retirement Fund risk:
- The Fund is subject to the same risks as the underlying Investment Company Funds ("IC Funds") in which it invests.
- The Retirement Fund is a "fund of funds" where the allocations shift and there is no guarantee that the allocations in the Retirement Fund of the IC Funds will prove to be correct under all market and economic conditions. An investment in the Retirement Fund could decline in value, and you could lose money by investing in the Retirement Fund, even after the Target Retirement Date.
- There is no guarantee that the Fund will provide adequate income at and through your retirement.
- The Retirement Fund has assets allocated across equity and fixed income IC Funds, and is subject to the risks of investing in both equity and fixed income securities. The Retirement Fund has assets allocated to the International Fund and is subject to the risks of investing in international securities.
- The Retirement Fund will continue to have a significant investment in equities at and after your retirement date, which are riskier than investments in fixed income securities.
- The appropriate Retirement Fund should suit your anticipated date of retirement, as well as your tolerance for risk and your personal financial goals. An investor with high risk tolerance may prefer a later Target Retirement Date with greater emphasis on capital appreciation; while an investor with lower risk tolerance may prefer an earlier Target Retirement Date with greater emphasis on capital preservation and current income. Regardless of what Retirement Fund you select, the allocations of a Retirement Fund do not take into account current market dynamics or your specific circumstances at any given time, such as varying financial circumstances and risk tolerances.
|Year to Date||1.82%|
|Prior 3 Months||5.06%|
|Prior 1 Year||4.39%|
|Prior 3 Years||4.30%|
|Prior 5 Years||4.39%|
|Prior 10 Years||6.08%|
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(%): 15%**Excludes all short-term securities.
|Asset Type||% of Portfolio|
|Fixed Income Funds||55.0%|
|Money Market Fund||10.0%|
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.