Mutual of America Small Cap Growth Fund
The Fund seeks capital appreciation.
The Fund invests primarily in growth stocks issued by companies with small-sized market capitalizations that Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (the “Adviser”) believes to possess the potential for capital appreciation, based on a bottom-up fundamental stock selection process. The process includes analysis of a company’s business and financial models, as well as understanding its financial statements, to assess the potential for long-term growth in sales and cash flow. The Fund may concentrate its investments in an industry or group of industries, generally to the extent that its benchmark index is also concentrated in that industry or group of industries. Currently, the Fund has a concentration in the stocks of health care and technology companies. Companies with small-sized market capitalizations are typically those companies with market capitalizations less than $5.0 billion.
- At least 80% of the Fund’s total assets are invested in small-cap growth stocks and at least 85% of the Fund’s total assets will be invested in equity 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.
- 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.
- 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 approximately the same extent that its comparative 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. It may be more difficult for the Fund to sell a small capitalization stock or any stock that trades “over-the-counter,” than a larger capitalization stock or stocks that trade on a national or regional stock exchange.
- Growth Stock risk: Growth stocks generally have above average growth potential, low dividends and high prices relative to standard measures. Growth stocks may not outperform value style investing.
- Health Care Industry risk: Companies in the health care industry are subject to government regulation and reimbursement rates, as well as government approval of products and services, which could have a significant effect on price and availability, and can be significantly affected by rapid obsolescence and patent expirations.
- Technology Industry risk: Companies in the technology industries can be significantly affected by obsolescence of existing technology, short product cycles, falling prices and profits, competition from new market entrants, and general economic conditions.
- 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||5.35%|
|Prior 3 Months||7.82%|
|Prior 1 Year||11.33%|
|Prior 3 Years||8.98%|
|Prior 5 Years||6.78%|
|Prior 10 Years||10.50%|
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(%): 62%**Excludes all short-term securities.
|Industry||% of Portfolio|
|Company||% of Portfolio|
|Steven Madden Ltd||1.7%|
|Trex Co Inc.||1.5%|
|Easterly Government Property||1.4%|
|Bloomin' Brands Inc.||1.4%|
|Five Below Inc.||1.3%|
|Terreno Realty Corp.||1.2%|
Marguerite Wagner, Executive Vice President of the Adviser, joined the Adviser in 2005, and has approximately 36 years of experience selecting securities and managing equity portfolios.