USAA Mutual Funds Trust

08/02/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/02/2021 04:01

Filing by Investment Company (SEC Filing - 497K)

August 1, 2021




Fund Shares (USEXX)

Before you invest, you may want to review the Fund's statutory prospectus, which contains more information about the Fund and its risks. You can find the Fund's statutory prospectus and other information about the Fund (including the Fund's Statement of Additional Information ('SAI') online at You also can get this information at no cost by calling (800) 235-8396 or by sending an e-mail request to [email protected] The Fund's statutory prospectus and SAI dated August 1, 2021, are incorporated hereby by reference.

You also may obtain this information at no cost from your financial intermediary.

Victory Capital means Victory Capital Management Inc., the investment adviser of the USAA Mutual Funds. USAA Mutual Funds are distributed by Victory Capital Services, Inc., member FINRA, an affiliate of Victory Capital. Victory Capital and its affiliates are not affiliated with United Services Automobile Association or its affiliates. USAA and the USAA logos are registered trademarks and the USAA Mutual Funds and USAA Investments logos are trademarks of United Services Automobile Association and are being used by Victory Capital and its affiliates under license.

Investment Objective

Principal Investment Strategy

The USAA Tax Exempt Money Market Fund (the 'Fund') provides investors with interest income that is exempt from federal income tax and has a further objective of preserving capital and maintaining liquidity.

Fees and Expenses

The tables below describe 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)


Annual Fund Operating Expenses

(expenses that you pay each year as a percentage of the value of your investment)

Management Fee


Distribution and/or Service (12b-1) Fees


Other Expenses


Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses


Fee Waiver/Reimbursement from Adviser


Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after



1Victory Capital Management Inc. (the 'Adviser') has contractually agreed to waive its management fee and/or reimburse expenses so that the total annual operating expenses (excluding acquired fund fees and expenses, interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, capitalized expenses, and other extraordinary expenses) do not exceed an annual rate of 0.56% of the Fund through at least June 30, 2023. The Adviser is permitted to recoup advisory fees waived and expenses reimbursed for up to three years after the date of the waiver or reimbursement, subject to the lesser of any operating expense limits in effect at the time of: (a) the original waiver or expense reimbursement; or (b) the recoupment, after giving effect to the recoupment amount. The Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses after Reimbursement shown above may differ from the stated expense limitation amount. This agreement may only be terminated by the Fund's Board of Trustees.


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 of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return each year, the Fund's operating expenses remain the same, and the expense limitation agreement for the Fund is not continued beyond its expiration date. 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





The Fund invests primarily in high-quality securities, the interest of which is excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes (referred to herein as 'tax-exempt securities'), with remaining maturities of 397 days or less. During normal market conditions, at least 80% of the Fund's net assets will consist of tax-exempt securities.

In addition, during normal market conditions, at least 80% of the Fund's annual net investment income will be tax-exempt and excludable from the calculation of the federal alternative minimum tax ('AMT') for individual taxpayers. This policy may be changed only by a shareholder vote.

In pursuing its investment objective and implementing its investment strategies, the Fund will comply with Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended ('Rule 2a-7'). Accordingly, the Fund restricts its investments to instruments that meet certain maturity and quality requirements under Rule 2a-7. Generally, such investments will be limited to a security with a remaining maturity of 397 calendar days or less that is determined to present minimal credit risk; issued by a money market fund; or issued or guaranteed by the U.S. government or any agency or instrumentality thereof.

Under applicable federal securities laws, money market funds that qualify as 'retail' (retail money market funds) or 'government' (government money market funds) are permitted to utilize amortized cost to value their portfolio securities and to transact at a stable $1 NAV per share. The Fund operates as a retail money market fund in compliance with the requirements of Rule 2a-7; and as a retail money market fund, shares of the Fund are available for sale only to accounts that are beneficially owned by natural persons.

Principal Risks

Any investment involves risk, and there is no assurance that the Fund's objective will be achieved. As you consider an investment in the Fund, you also should take into account your tolerance for the daily fluctuations of the financial markets.

The Fund's investments are subject to the following principal risks:

Stable Net Asset Value Risk - You could lose money by investing in the Fund. Although the Fund seeks to preserve the value of your investment at $1 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. The Fund may impose a fee upon the sale of your shares or may temporarily suspend your ability to sell shares if the Fund's liquidity falls below required minimums because of certain market conditions or other factors. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ('FDIC') or any other government agency. The Fund's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Fund, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Fund at any time.

Credit Risk - The fixed-income securities held in the Fund's portfolio are subject to credit risk, which is the possibility that an issuer of a fixed-income security will fail to make timely interest and/or principal payments on its securities or that negative market perceptions of the issuer's ability to make such payments will cause the price of that security to decline. The Fund accepts some credit risk as a recognized means to


enhance an investor's return. All fixed-income securities, varying from the highest quality to the very speculative, have some degree of credit risk.

Interest Rate Risk - The Fund also is subject to the possibility that the value of its investments will fluctuate because of changes in interest rates, changes in supply of and demand for tax-exempt securities, or other market factors.

Decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve (also known as the 'Fed') regarding interest rate and monetary policy, which can be difficult to predict and sometimes change direction suddenly in response to economic and market events, can have a significant effect on the value of fixed-income securities as well as the overall strength of the U.S. economy. Precise interest rate predictions are difficult to make, and interest rates may change unexpectedly and dramatically in response to extreme changes in market or economic conditions. As a result, the value of fixed income-securities may vary widely under certain market conditions.

Structural Risk - Some tax-exempt securities are subject to special risks due to their unique structure. For instance, variable-rate demand notes ('VRDNs') generally are long-term municipal bonds combined with a demand feature, which represents the right to sell the instrument back to the remarketer or liquidity provider, usually a bank, for repurchase on short notice, normally one day or seven days. Because the demand feature is dependent upon the bank, the Fund will only purchase VRDNs of this type where it believes that the banks would be able to honor their guarantees on the demand feature. Some VRDNs, sometimes referred to as 'structured instruments' or 'synthetic instruments,' are created by combining an intermediate- or long-term municipal bond with a right to sell the instrument back to the remarketer or liquidity provider for repurchase on short notice, referred to as a 'tender option.' However, the tender option usually is subject to a conditional guarantee, which means that the bank is not required to pay under the guarantee if there is a default by the municipality or if certain other events occur. Because there is the risk that the Fund will not be able to exercise the demand feature at all times, the Fund will not purchase a synthetic instrument of this type unless the Fund believes there is minimal risk that the Fund will not be able to exercise the tender option at all times. The Fund will not purchase a synthetic instrument unless counsel for the issuer has issued an opinion that interest paid on the instrument is entitled to tax- exempt treatment.

Management Risk - The Fund is actively managed, and the investment techniques and risk analyses used by the Fund's portfolio managers may not produce the desired results.

Liquidity Fees and Gates - The Fund may impose liquidity fees on redemptions and/or temporarily suspend redemptions (gates) if the Fund's weekly liquid assets fall below certain thresholds, such as during times of market stress. The imposition of a liquidity fee would reduce the amount you would receive upon redemption of your shares of the Fund. The imposition of a redemption gate also would delay your ability to redeem your investments in the Fund.


The following bar chart and table are intended to help you understand some of the risks of investing in the Fund. The bar chart illustrates the Fund's volatility by showing how performance has varied from year to year for each full calendar year over the past 10 years. The table shows the Fund's average annual total returns for the periods indicated.

Remember, historical performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate what will happen in the future. The Fund's most current performance information is available on the Fund's website at or by calling (800)



Annual Returns for Periods Ended December 31



0.95% 1.03%




0.01% 0.04% 0.02% 0.01% 0.02%


2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

The year-to-date return of the Fund as of June 30, 2021, was 0.00%.

During the periods shown in the chart:


Quarter ended

Highest Quarter Return


June 30, 2019

Lowest Quarter Return


March 31, 2016


For Periods Ended December 31, 2020

1 Year

5 Years

10 Years




Management of the Fund

Investment Adviser

Victory Capital Management Inc. (the 'Adviser') serves as the Fund's investment adviser.

The Adviser is a diversified global asset manager comprised of multiple investment teams, referred to as investment franchises, each of which utilizes an independent approach to investment.

The portfolio managers primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund are members of USAA Investments, A Victory Capital Investment Franchise.


Portfolio Managers

Tenure with


the Fund

Cody Perkins, CFA

Portfolio Manager

Since 2018

Andrew Hattman,

Portfolio Manager

Since 2019


Lauren Spalten

Portfolio Manager

Since August


Purchase and Sale of Shares

You may purchase or sell shares of the Fund on any business day through or by telephone at (800) 235- 8396. You also may purchase or sell shares of the Fund through certain other financial intermediaries. If you have opened an account directly with the Fund, you also may purchase and sell shares of the Fund by mail at P.O. Box 182593, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2593. The Fund is not recommended for tax- deferred arrangements, such as Individual Retirement Accounts ('IRAs') or 401(k) plans. The Fund reserves the right to waive or lower purchase minimums in certain circumstances.

Minimum initial purchase: $3,000

Minimum subsequent investment: $50

When you buy and redeem shares, the Fund will price your transaction at the next-determined net asset value ('NAV') after the Fund receives your request in good order, which means that your request contains all the required documentation, and that all documents contain required signatures or signature guarantees from a financial institution.

Tax Information

While the Fund is managed so that at least 80% of its annual interest income will be tax exempt, it may invest up to 20% of its assets in securities that generate income that is not tax exempt. The exemption of income for federal income tax purposes does not necessarily mean that income is exempt under the income or other tax laws of any other state or local taxing authority. Distributions of part of the Fund's tax-exempt interest income also may be a tax preference item for purposes of the AMT.

Payments to Broker-Dealers and Other Financial Intermediaries

If you purchase shares of the Fund through a broker-dealer or other financial intermediary (such as a bank), the Fund and its related companies may pay the intermediary for the sale of such shares and certain servicing and administrative functions. These payments may create a conflict of interest by influencing the broker-dealer or other intermediary and your financial adviser to recommend the Fund over another investment. Ask your financial adviser or visit your financial intermediary's website for more information.


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