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07/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/30/2021 14:48

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Transamerica ClearTrack® Retirement Income
Summary Prospectus March 1, 2021, as revised August 1, 2021
Class R6 (TCJTX)
Class R1 (TCITX)
Class R3 (TCTZX)
Thank you for being a valued Transamerica shareholder. This Summary Prospectus will provide you with updated information about your investment in the fund.
Before you invest, you may want to review the fund's prospectus, which contains more information about the fund and its risks. You can find the fund's prospectus and other information about the fund, including the fund's statement of additional information and most recent reports to shareholders, online at www.transamerica.com. You can also get this information at no cost by calling 866-414-6349 or by sending an e-mail request to [email protected], or from your financial professional. The fund's prospectus dated March 1, 2021, and statement of additional information, dated March 1, 2021, as supplemented from time to time, and the independent registered public accounting firm's report and financial statements in the fund's annual report to shareholders, dated October 31, 2020, are incorporated by reference into this summary prospectus.
Investment Objective: The fund seeks the highest total return (that is, a combination of income and long-term capital appreciation) over time consistent with its asset mix.
Fees and Expenses: This table describes the fees and expenses that you may pay if you buy, hold and sell shares of the fund. You may pay other fees, such as brokerage commissions and other fees to financial intermediaries, which are not reflected in the tables and examples below.
Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment)
Class:
R6
R1
R3
Maximum sales charge (load) imposed on
purchase (as a percentage of offering price)
None
None
None
Maximum deferred sales charge (load) (as a
percentage of purchase price or redemption
proceeds, whichever is lower)
None
None
None
Annual Fund Operating Expenses (expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)
Class:
R6
R1
R3
Management fees
0.38%
0.38%
0.38%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees
None
0.50%
0.25%
Other expenses
0.15%
0.30%
0.30%
Acquired fund fees and expenses1
0.06%
0.06%
0.06%
Total annual fund operating expenses
0.59%
1.24%
0.99%
Fee waiver and/or expense reimbursement2
0.04%
0.04%
0.04%
Total annual fund operating expenses after fee
waiver and/or expense reimbursement
0.55%
1.20%
0.95%
1
Acquired fund fees and expenses reflect the fund's pro rata share of the fees and expenses incurred by investing in other investment companies. Acquired fund fees and expenses are not included in the calculation of the ratios of expenses to average net assets shown in the Financial Highlights section of the fund's prospectus.
2
Contractual arrangements have been made with the fund's investment manager, Transamerica Asset Management, Inc. ('TAM'), through March 1, 2022 to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses to the extent that total annual fund operating expenses exceed 0.55% for Class R6 shares, 1.20% for Class R1 shares and 0.95% for Class R3 shares, excluding, as applicable, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, dividend and interest expenses on securities sold short, extraordinary expenses and other expenses not incurred in the ordinary course of the fund's business. These arrangements cannot be terminated prior to March 1, 2022 without the Board of Trustees' consent. TAM is permitted to recapture amounts waived and/or reimbursed to a class during any of the 36 months from the date on which TAM waived fees and/or reimbursed
expenses for the class if the class' total annual fund operating expenses have fallen to a level below the limits described above. In no case will TAM recapture any amount that would result, on any particular business day of the fund, in the class' total annual operating expenses exceeding the applicable limits described above or any other lower limit then in effect.
Example: This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds.
The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the fund for the time periods indicated and then redeem all shares at the end of those periods (unless otherwise indicated). The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year and that the fund's operating expenses remain the same. Only the 1 year dollar amount shown below reflects TAM's agreement to waive fees and/or reimburse fund expenses. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be:
1 year
3 years
5 years
10 years
Class R6
$56
$185
$325
$734
Class R1
$122
$389
$677
$1,496
Class R3
$97
$311
$543
$1,209
Portfolio Turnover: The fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or 'turns over' its portfolio). A higher portfolio turnover rate may indicate higher transaction costs and may result in higher taxes when fund shares are held in a taxable account. These costs, which are not reflected in annual fund operating expenses or in the Example, affect the fund's performance.
During the most recent fiscal year, the portfolio turnover rate for the fund was 11% of the average value of its portfolio.
Principal Investment Strategies: The fund is a fund of funds-it invests primarily in underlying index-based exchange-traded funds ('ETFs') managed by unaffiliated investment advisers.
The fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing normally in a combination of underlying ETFs representing a variety of broad asset classes-including equity, fixed income and inflation-hedging-and investment styles and focuses. Underlying equity ETFs may include, but are not limited to, large cap funds, mid cap funds, small cap funds, growth-oriented funds, value-oriented funds, international equity funds, emerging market equity funds,
real return funds and funds that invest in real estate-related securities (including REITs). Underlying fixed income ETFs may include funds that invest primarily in investment grade fixed income securities or in high yield, high risk fixed income securities rated below investment grade (commonly known as 'junk bonds'). Underlying fixed income ETFs may invest in U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, including corporate, mortgage- and asset-backed, government and emerging markets debt securities. Underlying inflation hedging ETFs may include funds that invest in inflation-linked fixed income securities and hard assets (such as commodities).
The fund generally maintains a static target allocation (the 'Target Allocation') to asset classes. QS Investors, LLC ('QS Investors'), the fund's sub-adviser, may periodically adjust target asset class allocations in accordance with their investment process and to, in the view of QS Investors, appropriately position the fund in response to changing market environments. However, QS Investors may tactically overweight or underweight asset classes at any time. This means at any time the fund's asset mix may be significantly different than the Target Allocation.
The fund's Target Allocation for equity funds, fixed income funds and inflation-hedging funds is shown in the table below:
Asset Class
Equity
Funds
Fixed Income
Funds
Inflation-
Hedging Funds
Transamerica
ClearTrack
Retirement Income
32.55%
60.95%
6.50%
The Target Allocation does not include a set allocation to short-term defensive instruments. The fund may hold short-term defensive instruments, such as cash, money market ETFs, treasury bills or short-term fixed income ETFs, for defensive or liquidity purposes.
The Target Allocation is a 'neutral' allocation, which does not reflect tactical decisions made by QS Investors, to overweight or underweight a particular asset class. From time to time, QS Investors may make tactical increases or decreases to the fund's investment in a particular asset class beyond the Target Allocation, based on a broad range of market and economic trends and quantitative factors. QS Investors may also allow the relative weightings of the fund's investments in asset classes to vary from its Target Allocation in response to the markets. When varying exposures among underlying funds, QS Investors will examine, among other things, relative values and prospects among the underlying funds' asset classes, as well as the capacity of the underlying funds to absorb additional cash flow.
Ordinarily, the fund's investment in equity, fixed income or inflation-hedging funds is not expected to vary from the Target Allocation for that asset class by more than plus/minus 10%. Beyond that range, QS Investors will generally rebalance the fund.
Principal Risks: Risk is inherent in all investing. Many factors and risks affect the fund's performance, including those described below. The value of your investment in the fund, as well as the amount of return you receive on your investment, may fluctuate significantly day to day and over time. You may lose part or all of your investment in the fund or your investment may not perform
as well as other similar investments. In addition, you may experience losses near, at or after the target date. You should not rely solely on the target date when choosing to invest in the fund or deciding to remain invested in the fund. You should consider the fund's investment strategies over the whole life of the fund. There is no assurance that the fund will provide sufficient retirement income at and after the target date. The fund, through its investments in underlying funds, is subject to the risks of the underlying funds. The following is a summary description of principal risks (in alphabetical order after certain key risks) of investing in the fund (either directly and/or through its investments in underlying funds). Each risk described below may not apply to each underlying fund and an underlying fund may be subject to additional or different risks than those described below. An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency.You may lose money if you invest in this fund.
Market - The market values of the fund's securities and other assets will fluctuate, sometimes sharply and unpredictably, due to changes in general market conditions, overall economic trends or events, governmental actions or interventions, actions taken by the U.S. Federal Reserve or foreign central banks, political developments, investor sentiment, public health emergencies such as a pandemic, and other factors that may or may not be related to the issuer of the security or other asset. The market prices of securities and other assets also may go down due to events or conditions that affect particular sectors, industries or issuers. Adverse market conditions may be prolonged and may not have the same impact on all types of securities or other assets.
Economies and financial markets throughout the world are increasingly interconnected. Economic, financial or political events, trading and tariff arrangements, public health events, terrorism, technology and data interruptions, natural disasters, and other circumstances in one or more countries or regions could be highly disruptive to, and have profound impacts on, global economies or markets. As a result, whether or not the fund invests in securities of issuers located in or with significant exposure to the countries directly affected, the value and liquidity of the fund's investments may go down.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused substantial market disruption around the world, including the U.S. There have been periods of extreme volatility, and periods where there have been no buyers for certain securities, including U.S. Treasury securities. Some sectors of the economy and individual issuers have experienced particularly large losses. The pandemic has reduced liquidity of particular investments and asset classes; resulted in significant disruptions to business operations, including business closures; strained healthcare systems; disrupted supply chains, consumer demand and employee availability; and restricted travel. These conditions may continue for an extended period of time, or worsen. The pandemic may result in a sustained domestic or global economic downturn or recession. Developing or emerging market countries may be more adversely impacted. The ultimate economic fallout from the pandemic, and the long-term impact on economies, markets, industries and individual issuers, are not known.
The U.S. government and the Federal Reserve, as well as certain foreign governments and central banks, have taken extraordinary actions to support local and global economies and the financial markets in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These actions have resulted in significant expansion of public debt, including in the U.S. The long-term consequences of this level of public debt are not known. In addition, certain interest rates have been reduced to very low levels. This and other government intervention into the economy and financial markets to address the pandemic may not work as intended, particularly if the efforts are perceived by investors as being unlikely to achieve the desired results.
The COVID-19 pandemic could continue to adversely affect the value and liquidity of the fund's investments, impair the fund's ability to satisfy redemption requests, and negatively impact the fund's performance.
Underlying Exchange-Traded Funds - To the extent the fund invests its assets in underlying ETFs, its ability to achieve its investment objective will depend in part on the performance of the underlying ETFs in which it invests. Investing in underlying ETFs subjects the fund to the risks of investing in the underlying securities or assets held by those ETFs. Each of the underlying ETFs in which the fund may invest has its own investment risks, and those risks can affect the value of the underlying ETFs' shares and therefore the value of the fund's investments. There can be no assurance that the investment objective of any underlying ETF will be achieved. In addition, the fund will bear a pro rata portion of the operating expenses of the underlying ETFs in which it invests.
Model and Data - If quantitative models, algorithms or calculations (whether proprietary and developed by the sub-adviser or supplied by third parties) ('Models') or information or data supplied by third parties ('Data') prove to be incorrect or incomplete, any decisions made, in whole or part, in reliance thereon expose the fund to additional risks. Models can be predictive in nature. The use of predictive Models has inherent risks. The success of relying on or otherwise using Models depends on a number of factors, including the validity, accuracy and completeness of the Model's development, implementation and maintenance, the Model's assumptions, factors, algorithms and methodologies, and the accuracy and reliability of the supplied historical or other Data. Models rely on, among other things, correct and complete Data inputs. If incorrect Data is entered into even a well-founded Model, the resulting information will be incorrect. However, even if Data is input correctly, Model prices may differ substantially from market prices, especially for securities with complex characteristics. Investments selected with the use of Models may perform differently than expected as a result of the design of the Model, inputs into the Model or other factors. There also can be no assurance that the use of Models will result in effective investment decisions for the fund.
Allocation - The fund's investment performance, in large part, depends on the fund's asset class allocation and reallocation from time to time. The portfolio construction manager's decisions whether and when to tactically overweight or underweight asset classes, create and apply formulas for de-risking or ending de-risking and select a mix of underlying funds may not produce the desired results.
Interest Rate - Interest rates in the U.S. and certain foreign markets have been low relative to historic levels. The fund faces a risk that interest rates may rise. The value of fixed income securities generally goes down when interest rates rise. A rise in rates tends to have a greater impact on the prices of longer term or duration securities. Changes in interest rates also may affect the liquidity of the fund's investments. A general rise in interest rates may cause investors to sell fixed income securities on a large scale, which could adversely affect the price and liquidity of fixed income securities generally and could also result in increased redemptions from the fund. Increased redemptions could cause the fund to sell securities at inopportune times or depressed prices and result in further losses.
Fixed-Income Securities - Fixed-income securities are subject to risks including credit risk, interest rate risk, counterparty risk, prepayment risk, extension risk, valuation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of fixed-income securities may go up or down, sometimes rapidly and unpredictably, due to general market conditions, such as real or perceived adverse economic or political conditions, tariffs and trade disruptions, inflation, changes in interest rates, lack of liquidity in the bond markets or adverse investor sentiment. In addition, the value of a fixed-income security may decline if the issuer or other obligor of the security fails to pay principal and/or interest, otherwise defaults or has its credit rating downgraded or is perceived to be less creditworthy, or the credit quality or value of any underlying assets declines. If the value of fixed-income securities owned by the fund falls, the value of your investment will go down. The fund may lose its entire investment in the fixed-income securities of an issuer.
Equity Securities - Equity securities generally have greater risk of loss than debt securities. Stock markets are volatile and the value of equity securities may go up or down sometimes rapidly and unpredictably. The value of equity securities fluctuates based on real or perceived changes in a company's financial condition, factors affecting a particular industry or industries, and overall market, economic and political conditions. If the market prices of the equity securities owned by the fund fall, the value of your investment in the fund will decline. The fund may lose its entire investment in the equity securities of an issuer.
Management - The value of your investment may go down if the investment manager's or sub-adviser's judgments and decisions are incorrect or otherwise do not produce the desired results, or if the investment strategy does not work as intended. You may also suffer losses if there are imperfections, errors or limitations in the quantitative, analytic or other tools, resources, information and data used, investment techniques applied, or the analyses employed or relied on, by the investment manageror sub-adviser, if such tools, resources, information or data are used incorrectly or otherwise do not work as intended, or if the investment manager's or sub-adviser's investment style is out of favor or otherwise fails to produce the desired results. Any of these things could cause the fund to lose value or its results to lag relevant benchmarks or other funds with similar objectives.
Counterparty - The fund could lose money if the counterparties to derivatives, repurchase agreements and other financial contracts entered into for the fund do not fulfill their contractual obligations. In addition, the fund may incur costs and may be hindered or delayed in enforcing its rights against a counterparty.
Credit - If an issuer or other obligor (such as a party providing insurance or other credit enhancement) of a security held by the fund or a counterparty to a financial contract with the fund is unable or unwilling to meet its financial obligations, or is downgraded or perceived to be less creditworthy (whether by market participants or otherwise), or if the value of any underlying assets declines, the value of your investment will typically decline. A decline may be significant, particularly in certain market environments. In addition, the fund may incur costs and may be hindered or delayed in enforcing its rights against an issuer, obligor or counterparty.
Currency - The value of a fund's investments in securities denominated in foreign currencies increases or decreases as the rates of exchange between those currencies and the U.S. dollar change. U.S. dollar-denominated securities of foreign issuers may also be affected by currency risk. Currency exchange rates can be volatile and may fluctuate significantly over short periods of time. Currency conversion costs and currency fluctuations could reduce or eliminate investment gains or add to investment losses. A fund may be unable or may choose not to hedge its foreign currency exposure.
Derivatives - Risks of derivatives include leverage risk, liquidity risk, valuation risk, market risk, counterparty risk, credit risk, operational risk and legal risk. Use of derivatives can increase fund losses, reduce opportunities for gains, increase fund volatility, and not produce the result intended. Certain derivatives have the potential for unlimited loss, regardless of the size of the initial investment. Even a small investment in derivatives can have a disproportionate impact on the fund. Derivatives may be difficult to sell, unwind or value, and the counterparty (including, if applicable, the fund's clearing broker, the derivatives exchange or the clearinghouse) may default on its obligations to the fund. In certain cases, the fund may incur costs and may be hindered or delayed in enforcing its rights against or closing out derivatives instruments with a counterparty, which may result in additional losses. Derivatives are also generally subject to the risks applicable to the assets, rates, indices or other indicators underlying the derivative, including market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, management and valuation risk. Also, suitable derivative transactions may not be available in all circumstances or at reasonable prices. The value of a derivative may fluctuate more or less than, or otherwise not correlate well with, the underlying assets, rates, indices or other indicators to which it relates. The fund may be required to segregate or earmark liquid assets or otherwise cover its obligations under derivatives transactions and may have to liquidate positions before it is desirable in order to meet these segregation and coverage requirements.
Emerging Markets - Investments in securities of issuers located or doing business in emerging markets are subject to heightened foreign investments risks and may experience rapid and extreme changes in value. Emerging market countries tend to have less developed and less stable economic, political and legal systems and regulatory and accounting standards, may have policies that restrict investment by foreigners or that prevent foreign investors such as the fund from withdrawing their money at will, and are more likely to experience nationalization, expropriation and confiscatory taxation. In addition, emerging market securities may have low trading volumes and may be or become illiquid.
Extension - When interest rates rise, repayments of fixed income securities, including asset- and mortgage-backed securities, may occur more slowly than anticipated, causing their market prices to decline.
Focused Investing - To the extent the fund invests in a limited number of countries, regions, sectors, industries or market segments, in a limited number of issuers, or in issuers in related businesses or that are subject to related operating risks, the fund will be more susceptible to negative events affecting those countries, regions, sectors, industries, segments or issuers, and the value of its shares may be more volatile than if it invested more widely.
Foreign Investments - Investing in securities of foreign issuers or issuers with significant exposure to foreign markets involves additional risks. Foreign markets can be less liquid, less regulated, less transparent and more volatile than U.S. markets. The value of the fund's foreign investments may decline, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably, because of factors affecting the particular issuer as well as foreign markets and issuers generally, such as unfavorable or unsuccessful government actions, reduction of government or central bank support, tariffs and trade disruptions, political or financial instability, social unrest or other adverse economic or political developments. Foreign investments may be more difficult to value than investments in U.S. issuers.
Growth Stocks - Returns on growth stocks may not move in tandem with returns on other categories of stocks or the market as a whole. Growth stocks typically are particularly sensitive to market movements and may involve larger price swings because their market prices tend to reflect future expectations. When it appears those expectations may not be met, the prices of growth securities typically fall. Growth stocks as a group may be out of favor and underperform the overall equity market for a long period of time, for example, while the market favors 'value' stocks.
High-Yield Debt Securities - High-yield debt securities, commonly referred to as 'junk' bonds, are securities that are rated below 'investment grade' or are of comparable quality. Changes in interest rates, the market's perception of the issuers, the creditworthiness of the issuers and negative perceptions of the junk bond market generally may significantly affect the value of these bonds. Junk bonds are considered speculative, tend to be volatile, typically have a higher risk of default, tend to be less liquid and more difficult to value than higher grade securities, and may result in losses for the fund.
Inflation-Protected Securities - Inflation-protected debt securities may react differently from other types of debt securities and tend to react to changes in 'real' interest rates, which represent nominal (stated) interest rates reduced by the expected impact of inflation. In general, the price of an inflation-protected debt security can fall when real interest rates rise, and can rise when real interest rates fall. Interest payments on inflation-protected debt securities can be unpredictable and will vary as the principal and/or interest is adjusted for inflation.
Large Capitalization Companies - The fund's investments in large capitalization companies may underperform other segments of the market because they may be less responsive to competitive challenges and opportunities and unable to attain high growth rates during periods of economic expansion.
Leveraging - To the extent that the fund borrows or uses derivatives or other investments, such as ETFs, that have embedded leverage, your investment may be subject to heightened volatility, risk of loss and costs. Other risks also will be compounded because leverage generally magnifies the effect of a change in the value of an asset and creates a risk of loss of value on a larger pool of assets than the fund would otherwise have. Use of leverage may result in the loss of a substantial amount, and possibly all, of the fund's assets. The fund also may have to sell assets at inopportune times to satisfy its obligations or meet segregation, coverage or margin requirements.
Liquidity - The fund may make investments that are illiquid or that become illiquid after purchase. Illiquid investments can be difficult to value, may trade at a discount from comparable, more liquid investments, and may be subject to wide fluctuations in value. If the fund is forced to sell an illiquid investment to meet redemption requests or other cash needs, the fund may be forced to sell at a substantial loss or may not be able to sell at all. Liquidity of particular investments, or even entire asset classes, including U.S. Treasury securities, can deteriorate rapidly, particularly during times of market turmoil, and those investments may be difficult or impossible for the fund to sell. This may prevent the fund from limiting losses.
Mortgage-Related and Asset-Backed Securities - The value of mortgage-related and asset-backed securities will be influenced by factors affecting the housing market and the assets underlying such securities. As a result, during periods of declining asset values, difficult or frozen credit markets, swings in interest rates, or deteriorating economic conditions, mortgage-related and asset-backed securities may decline in value, face valuation difficulties, become more volatile and/or become illiquid, which could negatively impact the fund. Mortgage-backed securities represent direct or indirect participations in, or are collateralized by and payable from, mortgage loans secured by real property. Asset-backed securities represent participations in, or are secured by and payable from, assets such as installment sales or loan contracts, leases, credit card receivables and other categories of receivables. The value of mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities may be affected by changes in credit quality or value of the mortgage loans or other assets that support the securities. Mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities are subject to prepayment or call and extension risks. Some of these securities may receive little or no collateral protection from the underlying assets.
Prepayment or Call - Many issuers have a right to prepay their fixed income securities. If this happens, the fund will not benefit from the rise in the market price of the securities that normally accompanies a decline in interest rates and may be forced to reinvest the prepayment proceeds in securities with lower yields.
Real Estate Securities - Investments in the real estate industry are subject to risks associated with direct investment in real estate. These risks include declines in the value of real estate, adverse general and local economic conditions, increased competition, overbuilding and changes in laws and regulations affecting real estate, operating expenses, property taxes and interest rates. If the fund's real estate-related investments are concentrated in one geographic area or one property type, the fund will also be subject to
the risks associated with that one area or property type. The value of the fund's real estate-related securities will not necessarily track the value of the underlying investments of the issuers of such securities.
REITs - Investing in real estate investment trusts ('REITs') involves unique risks. When the fund invests in REITs, it is subject to risks generally associated with investing in real estate. A REIT's performance depends on the types and locations of the properties it owns, how well it manages those properties and cash flow. REITs may have limited financial resources, may trade less frequently and in limited volume, may engage in dilutive offerings, and may be subject to more abrupt or erratic price movements than the overall securities markets. In addition to its own expenses, the fund will indirectly bear its proportionate share of any management and other expenses paid by REITs in which it invests. U.S. REITs are subject to a number of highly technical tax-related rules and requirements; and a U.S. REIT's failure to qualify for the favorable U.S. federal income tax treatment generally available to U.S. REITs could result in corporate-level taxation, significantly reducing the return on an investment to the fund.
Small and Medium Capitalization Companies - The fund will be exposed to additional risks as a result of its investments in the securities of small or medium capitalization companies. Small or medium capitalization companies may be more at risk than large capitalization companies because, among other things, they may have limited product lines, operating history, market or financial resources, or because they may depend on a limited management group. Securities of small and medium capitalization companies may be more volatile than and may underperform large capitalization companies, may be harder to sell at times and at prices the portfolio managers believe appropriate and may offer greater potential for losses.
Valuation - The sales price the fund could receive for any particular portfolio investment may differ from the fund's valuation of the investment, particularly for securities that trade in thin or volatile markets, that are priced based upon valuations provided by third-party pricing services that use matrix or evaluated pricing systems, or that are valued using a fair value methodology. These differences may increase significantly and affect fund investments more broadly during periods of market volatility. Investors who purchase or redeem fund shares on days when the fund is holding fair-valued securities may receive fewer or more shares or lower or higher redemption proceeds than they would have received if the fund had not fair-valued securities or had used a different valuation methodology.
Value Investing - The prices of securities the sub-adviser believes are undervalued may not appreciate as anticipated or may go down. The value approach to investing involves the risk that stocks may remain undervalued, undervaluation may become more severe, or perceived undervaluation may actually represent intrinsic value. Value stocks as a group may be out of favor and underperform the overall equity market for a long period of time, for example, while the market favors 'growth' stocks.
Performance: The bar chart and the table below provide some indication of the risks of investing in the fund. The bar chart shows how the fund's performance has varied from year to year. The table
shows how the fund's average annual total returns for different periods compare to the returns of a broad measure of market performance, as well as comparison to one or more secondary indices.
Absent any applicable fee waivers and/or expense limitations, performance would be lower.
As with all mutual funds, past performance (before and after taxes) is not a prediction of future results. Updated performance information is available on our website at www.transamerica.com/individual/products/mutual-funds/performance/ or by calling 1-888-233-4339.
Annual Total Returns (calendar years ended December 31) - Class R6
Quarter Ended
Return
Best Quarter:
6/30/2020
8.95%
Worst Quarter:
3/31/2020
-6.65%
Average Annual Total Returns (periods ended December 31, 2020)
1 Year
5 Years
Since
Inception
Inception
Date
Class R6
03/02/2015
Return before taxes
11.13%
7.13%
5.61%
Return after taxes on
distributions
10.21%
5.93%
4.55%
Return after taxes on
distributions and sale of fund
shares
7.03%
5.20%
4.04%
Class R1 (Return before taxes only)
10.50%
6.46%
4.94%
03/02/2015
Class R3 (Return before taxes only)
10.80%
N/A
10.89%
03/01/2019
Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate
Bond Index (reflects no deduction
for fees, expenses or taxes)
7.51%
4.44%
3.69%
Transamerica ClearTrack®
Retirement Income Blended
Benchmark (reflects no deduction
for fees, expenses or taxes)
9.96%
7.27%
5.62%
The ClearTrack® Retirement Income Blended Benchmark consists of the following: 42% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 15% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index ex-U.S., 14% MSCI EAFE Index, 8% Russell 1000® Index1, 8% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Cap Index, 5% MSCI U.S. REIT Index, 5% Russell 2000® Index1 and 3% MSCI Emerging Markets Index. Prior to August 1, 2021, the blended benchmark consisted of the following: 42% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, 15% Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index ex-U.S., 14% MSCI EAFE Index, 8% Russell 1000® Index1, 8% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Corporate High Yield 2% Issuer Cap Index, 5% FTSE NAREIT Equity REITs Index1, 5% Russell 2000® Index1 and 3% MSCI Emerging Markets Index.
1
'FTSE®' and'Russell®' and other service marks and trademarks related to the FTSE orRussell indexes are trademarks of the London Stock Exchange Group companies.
The after-tax returns are calculated using the historic highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Actual after-tax returns may depend on the investor's individual tax situation and may differ from those shown. After-tax returns may not be relevant if the investment is made through a tax-exempt or tax-deferred account, such as a 401(k) plan.

After-tax returns are presented for only one class, and returns for other classes are presented before taxes only and will vary.
Management:
Investment Manager: Transamerica Asset Management, Inc.
Sub-Adviser: QS Investors, LLC
Portfolio Managers:
Lisa Wang, CFA
Portfolio Manager
since 2019
Thomas Picciochi
Portfolio Manager
since 2015
Purchase and Sale of Fund Shares: You may purchase, exchange or redeem shares of the fund on any day the New York Stock Exchange is open for business, online or through our website at www.transamerica.com, by mail to Transamerica Fund Services, Inc., P.O. Box 219945, Kansas City, MO 64121-9945, by telephone at 1-888-233-4339, by overnight mail to Transamerica Fund Services, Inc., 330 W. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 or through a financial intermediary.
Class R1, R3 and R6 shares are intended for purchase by participants in certain retirement plans such as 401(k) plans, 457 plans, employer-sponsored 403(b) plans, profit sharing and money purchase plans, defined-benefit plans and non-qualified deferred compensation plans (eligible retirement plans) and IRAs, and under the following conditions: Class R1, R3 and R6 shares are available only when a plan's recordkeeper or financial service firm serving as an intermediary has an agreement with Transamerica Funds. Class R1 and R6 shares are available in such eligible retirement plans where Class R1 and Class R6 shares are held on the books of the funds through omnibus or Network Level 3 accounts (either at the plan level or at the level of the financial service firm serving as an intermediary). Class R3 shares are available when rolling assets into a Transamerica IRA, under certain conditions.
There is no minimum investment for eligible retirement plans investing in Class R1, R3 and R6 shares.
Tax Information: Fund distributions may be taxable as ordinary income, qualified dividend income, or capital gains, except when your investment is in an IRA, 401(k) or other tax-advantaged investment plan. In that case, you may be taxed when you take a distribution from such plan, depending on the type of plan, the circumstances of your distribution and other factors.
Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries: If you purchase the fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary, the fund and/or its affiliates may pay the intermediary for the sale of fund shares and related services. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your salesperson to recommend the fund over another investment. Ask your salesperson or visit your financial intermediary's website for more information.
In an effort to reduce paper mailings and conserve natural resources, we encourage you to visit our website, www.transamerica.com, to set up an account and enroll in eDelivery.
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