Mutual of America Small Cap Equity Index Fund
The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the investment performance of the S&P SmallCap 600® Index.
The Fund invests primarily in the 600 common stocks included in the S&P SmallCap 600® Index to replicate, to the extent practicable, the weightings of such stocks in the Index. The components of the Index are market capitalization weighted, adjusted for free float, which is the value of shares readily available in the market as held by public investors. Under normal circumstances, at least 80% of the Fund’s total assets are invested in securities included in the S&P SmallCap 600® Index, which as of December 31, 2019, included companies with market capitalizations from $97.98 million up to $6.8 billion. The Fund is rebalanced at approximately the same time that the S&P SmallCap 600® Index to which the Fund is benchmarked is rebalanced and reconstituted, which currently occurs on the third Friday of the last month of each quarter. The Fund will concentrate its investments in an industry or group of industries to the extent that the index being tracked is also so concentrated.
- 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.
- 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.
- Concentration risk: The chance that the stocks of a particular industry or group of industries will decline because of adverse developments affecting that industry. Because the Fund concentrates its assets in certain industries to the same extent that the S&P SmallCap 600® Index does, the Fund bears concentration risk.
- Small-Cap risk: Small-cap stocks generally are subject to greater, less predictable price changes than the securities of companies with larger market capitalizations.
- Index Tracking Error risk: As an index fund, the Fund seeks to track the performance of the index, although it may not be successful in doing so. The divergence between the performance of the Fund and the index, positive or negative, is called tracking error. Tracking error can be caused by many factors such as operating and transaction costs, as well as weighting of each security in the index, and it may be significant.
- Passive Investment risk: Because the Fund is passively managed and seeks to match the performance of its benchmark index, holdings are generally not reallocated based on changes in market conditions or outlook for a specific security, industry, or market sector. As a result, the Fund’s performance may lag the performance of actively managed funds.
- 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.
|Year to Date||-20.10%|
|Prior 3 Months||21.13%|
|Prior 1 Year||-12.96%|
|Prior 3 Years||N/A|
|Prior 5 Years||N/A|
|Prior 10 Years*||-9.81%|
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(%): N/A%**Excludes all short-term securities.
|Industry||% of Portfolio|
|Company||% of Portfolio|
|Strategic Education Inc.||0.6%|
|Emergent Biosolutions Inc.||0.6%|
|Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc.||0.5%|
|Glacier Bancorp Inc||0.5%|
|Proto Labs Inc.||0.5%|
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 for 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.