Vanguard Lifetime Income Program - Small Company Growth Portfolio
Fund Overview
Expense ratio as of 05/01/20120.94%
Inception date10/10/2003
Portfolio number1269
3.5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 01/22/2019$21.944748
Change–$0.411275 –1.84%
5% Assumed Investment Return
AnnUV as of 01/22/2019$17.596335


Small Company Growth Portfolio seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation.

Learn more about this portfolio's investment strategy and policy.

Effective September 1, 2010, Vanguard Lifetime Income Program annuities are no longer available for purchase from Vanguard. Also as of that date, current contract holders should contact American General Life Insurance Company of Delaware (or, in New York State only, The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York) at 877-299-1724 for all matters related to an existing contract.

Fund Style
TypeDomestic Stock - More Aggressive
CategorySmall Growth


Knowing a fund's investment style can help you understand how it might fit in your portfolio. This information can also help you build a portfolio that's broadly diversified across markets and less susceptible to sharp swings in any one market area.

Stock style
Vanguard uses a 9-box grid called a "style box" to show how a domestic stock fund's holdings are distributed by primary investment style (growth, value, or blend) and market capitalization category (large-, mid-, and small-cap companies).

Value Blend Growth    
Market Cap.

Average Annual Returns—Updated Quarterly as of 12/31/2018

The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so that investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited. See performance data current to the most recent month-end. Expense ratio information can be found on the Overview page.

Important Vanguard Lifetime Income Program performance information

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 1 Year3 Year5 Year10 YearSince Inception
VLIP-Small Company Growth–7.75%9.02% 5.21%14.66%8.35%
Russell 2500 Growth Index*–7.47%8.11% 6.19%14.76%9.00%
*Measures the performance of those Russell 2500 companies with higher price/book ratios and higher predicted and historical growth rates.