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Ivy VIP Pathfinder Mod Con - Managed Volatility

  • $5.46 NAV as of 11/17/2017
  • ($0.00) / -0.07% Daily NAV Change
  • 9.92% YTD (NAV)

Summary

Overview

To achieve its objective, Ivy VIP Pathfinder Moderately Conservative – Managed Volatility allocates its assets primarily among the underlying funds shown on this Fund Detail page so that approximately 30-45% of their value is in U.S. stocks, approximately 5-20% is in international/global stocks, approximately 0-50% is in bonds and approximately 15-55% in short-term investments. In addition, the Portfolio applies a customized strategy that seeks to manage the volatility of equity returns using securities such as exchange-traded futures and options contracts.

Asset Allocation

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Morningstar Style Box

Growth
Large
LTD
Low
Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Cynthia P. Prince-Fox

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 1 Year with Fund
  • 34 Years in Industry
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Cynthia P. Prince-Fox is a senior vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Ms. Prince-Fox joined the firm in 1983 as an equity investment analyst. In 1991, she assumed the role of assistant portfolio manager. In 1993, she was appointed portfolio manager of Waddell & Reed Advisors Continental Income Fund. In July 2013, Ms. Prince-Fox was named portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Dividend Opportunities Fund. In August 2014, she was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund, Ivy VIP Asset Strategy and Waddell & Reed Advisors Asset Strategy Fund, which was renamed with an investment mandate change in May 2017 to Waddell & Reed Advisors Wilshire Global Allocation Fund. She graduated in 1982 from St. Mary's University at San Antonio, Texas with a BBA degree in finance. She earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance from Rockhurst College in 1989.

Chace Brundige, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 1 Year with Fund
  • 24 Years in Industry
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Chace Brundige, CFA is a senior vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company and Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Mr. Brundige began his investment career at UMB Financial Corp. in 1991. In 1996, he joined our firm as an equity investment analyst but left in 1999 to join TCW/WestBridge Ventures LLC in San Francisco as a vice president and limited partner. Mr. Brundige rejoined our firm 2003 as an assistant portfolio manager to the large-cap growth team. He managed the Waddell & Reed Advisors Tax-Managed Equity Fund from February 2006 through December 2008. Mr. Brundige assumed portfolio manager responsibility for the Waddell & Reed Advisors International Growth Fund, Ivy Funds VIP International Growth (formerly W&R Target Funds International Growth Portfolio), and the Ivy International Growth Fund in January 2009. In August 2014, Mr. Brundige was appointed portfolio manager of the Ivy Asset Strategy Fund, Ivy VIP Asset Strategy and Waddell & Reed Advisors Asset Strategy Fund, which was renamed with an investment mandate change in May 2017 to Waddell & Reed Advisors Wilshire Global Allocation Fund. . Mr. Brundige graduated from Kansas State University in 1991 with a BS in finance. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1996.

Aaron D. Young

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 1 Year with Fund
  • 12 Years in Industry
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Aaron Young is co-portfolio manager of Ivy Managed International Opportunities Fund since 2016. He is a portfolio manager of Ivy VIP Pathfinder Portfolios and InvestEd Portfolios since 2016. Mr. Young joined Waddell & Reed in 2005 as a fixed income investment analyst with an emphasis in credit research and derivative securities. He joined the Asset Strategy team as an investment analyst in 2007. He covered brokers, asset managers and exchanges as an equity investment analyst during 2008. He was named assistant portfolio manager of Ivy and Ivy VIP Asset Strategy Funds in 2012 and continues to serve in that role. He was appointed assistant vice president in 2012 and vice president in 2014. Mr. Young graduated with honors in 2000 with a BA in Philosophy from the University of Missouri. He earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from the Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis in 2005.

David M Kuplic, CFA

  • Advantus Capital Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 33 Years in Industry
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David M. Kuplic is Executive Vice President of Advantus Capital Management Inc. and Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Securian Financial Group. Mr. Kuplic graduated with a BS in Business from Minnesota State University-Mankato and earned an MBA with emphasis in finance from Indiana University. Mr. Kuplic is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Craig M Stapleton, CFA , FRM

  • Advantus Capital Management (Sub-adviser)
  • 4 Years with Fund
  • 15 Years in Industry
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Craig M. Stapleton is Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Advantus Capital Management Inc. Mr. Stapleton graduated with a BS in computer engineering and earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Illinois. Prior to his role as portfolio manager, Mr. Stapleton provided quantitative analysis, security and portfolio risk statistics, and derivatives hedging for Advantus. Mr. Stapleton is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds the Financial Risk Manager designation.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 10/31/2017

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes.

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Daily Prices as of 11/17/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $5.46
Daily NAV Change ($) ($0.00) -0.07%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.00 0.07%
Public Offering Price (POP) $5.46

Fund Facts

CUSIP 46600H653
Fund Code 844
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 8/1/2013
Class Inception 8/1/2013
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets (as of 10/31/2017) $73.6 mil
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 6/30/2017) 12%
Lipper Category Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds
Morningstar Category Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD
Benchmark Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD
Benchmark S&P 500 TR USD

Performance

Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 10/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.64% 0.69% 0.31% 0.20% 0.38% 0.23%
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 3.20% 0.90% 2.40% 2.04% 4.19% 2.96%
Fund at NAV 10.16% 12.27% 3.69% 4.69%
Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds 10.60% 12.73% 5.09% 7.24% 4.46% 5.54%
S&P 500 TR USD 16.91% 23.63% 10.77% 15.18% 7.51% 12.81%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.56% 0.62% 0.28% 0.19% 0.41% 0.21%
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 3.14% 0.07% 2.71% 2.06% 4.27% 3.01%
Fund at NAV 8.91% 9.09% 3.57% 4.50%
Lipper Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds 9.49% 10.08% 5.16% 6.93% 4.53% 5.34%
S&P 500 TR USD 14.24% 18.61% 10.81% 14.22% 7.44% 12.47%

Calendar Year Return

  2012
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 0.08 0.05 0.02 0.03 0.26
Class II 3.06 -0.52 1.21
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 4.21 -2.02 5.97 0.55 2.65
S&P 500 TR USD 16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: Allocation--50% to 70% Equity
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 686
3 Year out of 686
5 Year out of —
10 Year out of —

Lipper Ranking through 10/31/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Moderate Funds
 
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 159/263 61
3 Year 225/246 92
5 Year
10 Year

Expense Ratios as of 4/28/2017

Net 1.14%
Gross 1.14%

3-Year Standard Deviation as of

S&P 500 TR USD 9.46
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD N/A
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD 2.85

Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 8/1/2013

11/1/2017 $5.47 NO NO
11/2/2017 $5.47 NO NO
11/3/2017 $5.48 NO NO
11/6/2017 $5.48 NO NO
11/7/2017 $5.47 NO NO
11/8/2017 $5.48 NO NO
11/9/2017 $5.46 NO NO
11/10/2017 $5.46 NO NO
11/13/2017 $5.45 NO NO
11/14/2017 $5.45 NO NO
11/15/2017 $5.43 NO NO
11/16/2017 $5.46 NO NO
11/17/2017 $5.46 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 8/1/2013

5/18/2017 $0.0229 Long: $0.113 Short: $0.000 $5.2 5/18/2017
5/19/2016 $0.0286 Long: $0.163 Short: $0.001 $4.91 5/19/2016
5/21/2015 $0 Long: $0.003 Short: $0.011 $5.43 5/21/2015
12/16/2014 $0.0339 Long: $0.137 Short: $0.016 $5.18 12/16/2014
5/22/2014 $0 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.011 $5.33 5/22/2014
12/17/2013 $0 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.003 $5.22 12/17/2013

*Special Dividend
The table includes the daily prices at NAV (net asset value) for the history of this fund's selected share class. NAV is the amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.

Portfolio

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 10/31/2017

Internet Software & Services 5.4%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 5.0%
Application Software 3.6%
Systems Software 3.6%
Aerospace & Defense 3.5%
Pharmaceuticals 3.2%
Diversified Banks 3.0%
Semiconductors 2.8%
Health Care Equipment 2.6%
Integrated Oil & Gas 2.6%

Fixed Income Country Allocation
as a % of bond holdings as of 10/31/2017

United States 90.5%
Canada 2.4%
Japan 1.5%
Netherlands 1.4%
United Kingdom 1.1%
Australia 0.7%
Luxembourg 0.5%
Norway 0.4%
Ireland 0.3%
Spain 0.2%
Denmark 0.2%
Sweden 0.2%
France 0.2%
Switzerland 0.1%
Cayman Islands 0.1%
Guernsey 0.1%
Hong Kong 0.1%
Macau 0.0%
Austria 0.0%

Underlying Fund Composition
as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2017

Ivy VIP Limited-Term Bond 19.1 %
Ivy VIP Government Money Market 14.4 %
Ivy VIP Growth 13.9 %
Ivy VIP Dividend Opportunities 9.8 %
Ivy VIP International Core Equity 8.7 %
Ivy VIP Bond 6.2 %
Ivy VIP Global Growth 5.9 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Core 4.0 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Growth 4.0 %
Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth 3.9 %
Ivy VIP Value 3.9 %
Ivy VIP High Income 3.4 %

Portfolio Allocation Ranges
(as of the most recent prospectus)

  Low High
Ivy VIP Government Money Market Fund 15.0 % 55.0 %
Ivy VIP Bond Fund 0.0 % 50.0 %
Ivy VIP Limited-Term Bond Fund 0.0 % 20.0 %
Ivy VIP Dividend Opportunities Fund 5.0 % 20.0 %
Ivy VIP International Core Equity Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Global Growth Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Growth Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Value Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Core Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Growth Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP High Income Fund 0.0 % 5.0 %

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2017

Information Technology 26.34%
Financials 15.32%
Industrials 14.05%
Consumer Discretionary 13.55%
Health Care 10.90%
Consumer Staples 6.03%
Energy 5.94%
Materials 3.69%
Real Estate 1.90%
Telecommunication Services 1.41%
Utilities 0.87%

Quality
as a % of fixed income assets as of 10/31/2017

Quality: Ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.
Government Bonds 14.80%
NonRated 1.30%
AAA 1.30%
AA 10.20%
A 23.90%
BBB 38.10%
BB 2.00%
B 5.50%
CCC 2.90%
Below CCC 0.00%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2017

Domestic Common Stock 40.17%
Corporate Bonds 20.80%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 20.56%
Foreign Common Stock 12.52%
Government Bonds 3.89%
Senior Loans 0.53%
Preferred Stock 0.36%
General Obligation Bonds 0.29%
Asset-Backed Securities 0.29%
Revenue Bonds 0.28%
Mortgage-Backed Securities 0.21%
Other Government Securities 0.09%
Other Financial Instruments 0.01%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2017

United States 75.7%
Japan 4.2%
United Kingdom 3.2%
France 3.2%
Germany 2.4%
China 2.3%
Switzerland 1.5%
Canada 1.4%
Netherlands 1.2%
Italy 0.7%
Ireland 0.7%
Australia 0.6%
Brazil 0.5%
Hong Kong 0.4%
India 0.3%
Sweden 0.2%
Norway 0.2%
South Korea 0.2%
Luxembourg 0.2%
Belgium 0.2%
Spain 0.2%
Bermuda 0.2%
Macau 0.1%
Israel 0.1%
Finland 0.1%
Thailand 0.1%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

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You could lose money by Investing in Ivy VIP Government Money Market. Although the Portfolio seeks to preserve the value of your Investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment In the Portfolio is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Portfolio's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Portfolio, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Portfolio at any time.

Index Description: S&P 500 - An unmanaged index of common stocks. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Bills: 1-3 Month Index - Includes all publicly issued zero-coupon U.S. Treasury Bills that have a remaining maturity of less than 3 months and more than 1 month, are rated investment grade, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value. In addition, the securities are denominated in U.S. dollars and are fixed rate and non-convertible. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond TR USD Index - A market capitalization-weighted index, representing most U.S. traded investment grade bonds. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Important Information About Fees And Expenses: Each Ivy VIP Pathfinder Managed Volatility Portfolio is a "fund of funds," meaning each will seek to achieve its particular level of risk/return objective by investing substantially all of its assets in the Ivy Funds Variable Insurance Portfolios, Inc. and short-term investments in varying combinations and percentage amounts to achieve each Portfolio’s particular investment objective. There is no guarantee that the volatility management strategy of the VIP Pathfinder Portfolios - Managed Volatility will achieve its goal of managing the volatility of equity returns. Because an investor is investing in funds indirectly through the Portfolios, the investor will pay a proportionate share of the applicable expenses of the underlying funds, as well as the expenses of the particular Portfolio. Please consult the Portfolio, variable life insurance or variable annuity prospectuses for additional information about fees, charges and expenses, and read them carefully before investing.

Each Portfolio's risk designation is relative only to the other Portfolios and does not represent comparisons to any other investment. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and it is possible to lose money by investing. The performance of each Portfolio is dependent on the performance of its underlying funds, and each Portfolio will assume the risks associated with its underlying funds.

Original shares of the Portfolio were renamed Class II shares on April 28, 2017.

Pricing: All prices and year-to-date returns are based on closing quotes unless noted, as supplied to the NASDAQ by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

Style Analysis: The Morningstar Style Box reveals a fund's investment style. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis shows the credit quality of the bonds owned and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's effective duration. Morningstar seeks credit rating information from fund companies on a periodic basis (e.g., quarterly). In compiling credit rating information, Morningstar instructs fund companies to only use ratings that have been assigned by the following Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs): Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch, and Egan-Jones. If two NRSROs have rated a security, fund companies are to report the lowest rating; if three or more NRSROs have rated the same security differently, fund companies are to report the rating that is in the middle. For example, if NRSRO X rates a security AA-, NRSRO Y rates the same security an A and NRSRO Z rates it a BBB+, the fund company should use the credit rating of 'A' in its reporting to Morningstar. PLEASE NOTE: Morningstar, Inc. is not itself an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. An NRSRO rating on a fixed-income security can change from time-to-time. For credit quality, Morningstar combines the credit rating information provided by the fund companies with an average default rate calculation to come up with a weighted-average credit quality. The weighted-average credit quality is currently a letter that roughly corresponds to the scale used by a leading NRSRO. Bond funds are assigned a style box placement of "low", "medium", or "high" based on their average credit quality. Funds with a low credit quality are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be less than "BBB-"; medium are those less than "AA-", but greater or equal to "BBB-"; and high are those with a weighted-average credit quality of "AA-" or higher. When classifying a bond portfolio, Morningstar first maps the NRSRO credit ratings of the underlying holdings to their respective default rates (as determined by Morningstar's analysis of actual historical default rates). Morningstar then averages these default rates to determine the average default rate for the entire bond fund. Finally, Morningstar maps this average default rate to its corresponding credit rating along a convex curve. For interest-rate sensitivity, Morningstar obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. Generally, Morningstar classifies a fixed-income fund's interest-rate sensitivity based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI), which is currently three years. The classification of Limited will be assigned to those funds whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI's average effective duration; funds whose average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI will be classified as Moderate; and those that are at 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as Extensive. For municipal bond funds, Morningstar also obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. In these cases static breakpoints are utilized. These breakpoints are as follows: (i) Limited: 4.5 years or less; (ii) Moderate: more than 4.5 years but less than 7 years; and (iii) Extensive: more than 7 years. In addition, for non-US taxable and non-US domiciled fixed income funds static duration breakpoints are used: (i) Limited: less than or equal to 3.5 years; (ii) Moderate: greater than 3.5 and less than equal to 6 years; (iii) Extensive: greater than 6 years.

Unsubsidized yields reflect what the yield would have been without the effect of reimbursements and waivers. The adviser and its affiliates have or may voluntarily waive a portion of their fees (including, but not limited to, distribution and service (12b-1) fees) and reimburse certain expenses. There is no guarantee that the fund will avoid a negative yield. Such undertaking may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: at NAV refers to the 12-month historical cash flow paid over the past 12 months in dividends, divided by the past months ending NAV.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance, and does not include the effects of sales charges. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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Quality: Ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.

Information is subject to change and is not intended to represent any past or future investment recommendations.

The Portfolio is managed by Ivy Investment Management Company and subadvised by Advantus Capital Management, Inc.

YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.