International Equity Fund
The State Farm® International Equity Fund seeks long-term growth of capital.
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Seeks long-term growth of capital.
Who Should Invest?
You may want to invest in the International Equity Fund if you can tolerate the price fluctuations and volatility that are inherent in investing in an international stock mutual fund, want to diversify your investments, are seeking a growth investment as part of an asset allocation program, and/or are investing for retirement or other goals that are many years in the future.
Types of risk:
Stock prices may fluctuate widely over short or even extended periods in response to company, market, or economic news. Stock markets also tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising stock prices and periods of falling stock prices.
Foreign securities are subject to special risks. Foreign issuers are usually not subject to the same accounting and disclosure requirements that U.S. companies are subject to, which may make it difficult for the Fund to evaluate a foreign company's operations or financial condition.
The risk that the fund manager's assessment of companies whose securities are held in the fund may prove incorrect, resulting in losses or poor performance, even in a rising market.
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Investment return and principal value will fluctuate and your investment, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than its original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Recent performance may be less than the figures shown. Obtain total returns current to the most recent month-end by calling our Mutual Funds Response Center at 800-447-4930.
Total returns are the compounded rate of change in value during a period of investment, including the value of shares acquired through reinvestment of all dividends and of all capital gain distributions for the period. They include all applicable fees and expenses, including: A maximum sales charge of 5.00% for Class A and Premier shares and maximum contingent deferred sales charges on Class B shares of 5% during year one, 4.25% in year two, 3.50% in year three, 2.75% in year four, 2.00% in year five, 1.00% in year six, and 0% in year seven. A maximum contingent deferred sales charges on Legacy Class B shares of 3.00% during year one, 2.75% in years two and three, 2.50% in year four, 2.00% in year five, 1.00% in year six, and 0.00% in year seven. Class B and Legacy Class B shares convert to Class A shares after 8 full years, unless the total value of a shareholder's account(s) is $100,000 or more, then these shares convert to Premier shares. Ten-year returns for Class B and Legacy Class B reflect the applicable conversion to Class A with no additional sales charge. NAV Total Return does not include any initial sales charge or contingent deferred sales charge for any shares and, if reflected, would reduce the performance quoted.
There is no sales charge or 12b-1 fee associated with Institutional Class shares. Class R-1, R-2, and R-3 shares may only be purchased for certain qualified retirement plans as set forth in the prospectus.
Class B shares and Legacy Class B shares are not available for purchase by any investor after 5/1/2015.
Effective for transactions occurring on or after April 1, 2017, State Farm VP Management Corp. will waive receipt of all sales charges disclosed in the Prospectus, and no sales charges disclosed in the Prospectus will apply to transactions occurring on or after April 1, 2017.
State Farm Investment Management Corp., the investment adviser for each fund, has voluntarily agreed to reimburse each fund for certain annual operating expenses. This agreement may be eliminated at any time.
Fund Composition as of: 12/31/2017
The fund data below is as of quarter end unless otherwise noted.
Top 10 Holdings
|Company Name||Amount Held|
|Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR||3.42%|
|ASML Holding NV||3.35%|
|Bayer AG Reg.||2.83%|
|Las Vegas Sands Corp.||2.71%|
|InterXion Holding NV||2.70%|
|Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC||2.50%|
|Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV||2.25%|
|Tencent holdings Ltd.||2.13%|
|Julius Baer Group Ltd.||1.90%|
Fund Fees, Expenses, and Charges
Below you will find the fees associated with this fund.
Maximum Account Fee
(For certain accounts with balances below $5,000, a quarterly account fee of $10 may be charged.)
Minimum Initial Investment
(does not apply to Tax Qualified Transfer or Rollover money)
| Minimum Additional Investment
(per Fund, per Transaction)
|Maximum Sales Charge||5.00%|
|Capital Gains Distribution||May be Annually|
|Dividend Distribution||May be Annually|
|Gross Expense Ratio||1.53%|
|Net Expense Ratio||1.50%|
Our main objective is to make each of our 15 State Farm Mutual Funds® a competitive and rewarding long-term investment for our shareholders.
Our Investment Advisors
Our investment management structure capitalizes on the strengths, focused attention and knowledge of investment professionals in the internal Investment Department of State Farm. Because we offer a variety of funds, we have chosen to partner with five other asset management organizations.
Marsico Capital Management, LLC — Growth Investment Style
Founded in 1997, Marsico Capital Management, LLC employs an investment approach that combines elements of "top-down" macroeconomic analysis and "bottom-up" company and stock analysis. With this approach, Marsico emphasizes the selection of what they believe are stocks of high-quality companies with compelling potential for long-term capital appreciation.
Marsico investment team members' backgrounds are highly diverse, but they share several core characteristics, including:
- Passion for the stock market
- Tremendous work ethic
- A deep sense of responsibility to shareholders
- The firm is based in Denver, CO and independently-owned.
- Valuing an experienced team approach, Marsico's investment team is comprised of five portfolio managers and ten research analysts.
- Marsico manages $3.0 billion in assets (as of 12/31/2017).
Northern Cross, LLC — Value Investment Style
Founded in 2003, Northern Cross, LLC is a Boston-based independent investment management firm specializing in international equity mandates. Northern Cross strives to consistently add value for shareholders by focusing investments on high quality companies that can deliver long-term margin expansion and by identifying secular trends.
Northern Cross employs a straightforward stock selection process, supported by the unique insights of an experienced and proven team. Their process includes:
- Investing only in businesses that are thoroughly understood by the team.
- Selecting companies with strong, sustainable market positions in concentrated industries with potential pricing power.
- Seeking out undervalued assets and franchise values.
- Committing to robust on-the-ground research.
- Based in Boston, MA and 100% owned by the six investment professionals, Northern Cross manages $33.2 billion in assets (as of 12/31/2017).
- Northern Cross emphasizes a low-turnover, team-based, value-oriented investment strategy.
Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.
Diversification and Asset allocation do not assure a profit or protect against a loss.
Foreign investments involve greater risks than U.S. investments, including political and economic risks and the risk of currency fluctuations.
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Automatic investment plans do not assure a profit or protect against loss.
Neither State Farm® nor its agents provide tax or legal advice.
It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
State Farm VP Management Corp. is a separate entity from those State Farm entities which provide banking and insurance products.
As of June 2, 2010, additional fees may apply to certain accounts with balances less than $5000.
Each State Farm LifePath Fund invests its assets in a combination of equity (including real estate investment trusts) and bond exchange traded funds and a money market fund (the "Underlying Funds") in proportion to the Fund's own comprehensive investment strategy. BlackRock Fund Advisors ("BFA") serves as the sub-advisor to the LifePath Funds and selects investments for the Fund. State Farm Investment Management Corp. (SFIMC) is the investment advisor to the State Farm LifePath Funds. State Farm VP Management Corp. (SFVPMC) is the distributor of the State Farm LifePath Funds. Neither SFIMC nor SFVPMC are affiliated with BFA or its affiliates.
BFA is a wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. ("BTC"). Neither BTC nor its affiliates are affiliated with SFIMC or SFVPMC.
BlackRock Fund Advisors ("BFA") is the investment sub-advisor to the S&P 500® Index Fund, the Small Cap Index Fund, and the International Index Fund.
Ascensus provides recordkeeping and administrative services for 401(k) retirement plans offered by State Farm Investment Management Corp.
Net Asset Value (NAV) is calculated by adding all of the assets of a Fund, subtracting the Fund's liabilities, then dividing by the number of outstanding shares.
The Russell 2000® Index tracks the common stock performance of the 2,000 smallest U.S. companies in the Russell 3000 Index.
The Russell 2500 Index measures the performance of the 2,500 smallest securities in the Russell 3000 Index.
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The Russell Midcap Index measures the performance of the mid-cap segment of the U.S. equity market and is a subset of the Russell 1000 Index.
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The S&P 500® Index tracks the common stock performance of 500 large U.S. companies.
The Bloomberg Barclays 1-5 Year U.S. Treasury Index measures the performance of short-term U.S. Treasury Securities maturing within one to five years.
The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index represents debt securities in the U.S. investment grade fixed rate taxable bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index is an unmanaged index representative of the tax-exempt bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays High-Yield Bond Index covers the U.S. dollar-denominated, non-investment grade, fixed-rate, taxable corporate bond market.
The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. TIPS Index is an unmanaged index composed of inflation protected securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.
The Citigroup 3-Month Treasury Bill Index is an unmanaged index of three-month Treasury bills.
The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate ex-U.S. Index is designed to measure the stock performance of companies engaged in specific real estate activities of the real estate markets outside of the United States.
The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate Index is designed to measure the stock performance of companies engaged in specific real estate activities of the North American, European, and Asian real estate markets.
The Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australasia and Far East Free (EAFE® Free) Index currently measures the performance of stock markets of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East.
The MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed and emerging markets.
The MSCI All Country World Index (ex-U.S.) (MSCI ACWI ex-U.S. Index) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure equity market performance in global developed and emerging markets, excluding the United States.
The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is a float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to measure equity market performance in global emerging markets.
The New York Stock Exchange is considered the largest equities-based exchange in the world based on total market capitalization of its listed securities.
The Blended Benchmark for the Equity and Bond Fund is a combination of 60% of the S&P 500 Index and 40% of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, rebalanced monthly.
The blended benchmark for the LifePath Funds is a hypothetical representation of the performance of each of the underlying asset classes according to their weightings as of the most recent month end. For a list of the indexes used to calculate the blended benchmark, please refer to the Prospectus.
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Russell Investment Group ("Russell") is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks and copyrights related to the Russell 2000® Index. Russell® is a trademark of Russell. The State Farm Small Cap Index Fund (the "Fund") is not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by, nor in any way affiliated with Russell. Russell is not responsible for and has not reviewed the Fund nor any associated literature or publications and Russell makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, as to their accuracy, or completeness, or otherwise.
The EAFE® Free Index is a trademark, service mark and the exclusive property of Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc. ("MSCI") and its affiliates and has been licensed for use by the State Farm Mutual Fund Trust (the "Trust"). The State Farm International Index Fund (the "Fund"), based on the EAFE® Free Index, has not been passed on by MSCI as to its legality or suitability, and is not issued, sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by MSCI. MSCI makes no warranties and bears no liability with respect to the Fund. MSCI has no responsibility for and does not participate in the management of the Fund assets or sale of the Fund shares. The Trust's Statement of Additional Information contains a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with the Trust and the Fund.
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Business Continuity Plan
State Farm VP Management Corp. has developed a Business Continuity Plan on how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our business. Since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable, we will have to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur. With that in mind, download this information on our business continuity plan [PDF-41.3KB].
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