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Ivy VIP International Core Equity

  • $15.12 NAV as of 10/25/2016
  • ($0.02) / 0.14% Daily NAV Change
  • -0.08% YTD (NAV)


Your gateway to international opportunities

Broad reach
Wide-range investment mandate, which allows the Portfolio to invest across the entire international landscape, including emerging markets, in one Portfolio
True flexibility
A core style approach with the ability to over- and underweight international growth or international value stocks as market cycles and research dictates
Fundamentally sound
Seeks companies with strong free cash flow in healthy industries that may benefit from global restructuring and growth.

Morningstar Style Box

Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

John C. Maxwell, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 10 Years with Fund
  • 24 Years in Industry
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John C. Maxwell is a senior vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company. Mr. Maxwell graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 1985 with a BS in mechanical engineering. He earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the Johnson School at Cornell University in May 1992. Mr. Maxwell joined the Ivy organization in August 1998 as an investment analyst. He was appointed a vice president in January 2004 and joined the international team in October 2004. Mr. Maxwell was named co-portfolio manager of the Ivy VIP International Core Equity Fund (formerly Ivy VIP International Value Fund) in February 2006, and assumed sole management responsibilities for the Fund in January 2009.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 9/30/2016

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.



Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 10/25/2016

Net Asset Value (NAV) $15.12
Daily NAV Change ($) ($0.02) 0.14%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.01 0.06%
Public Offering Price (POP) $15.12

Fund Facts

Ticker Symbol
CUSIP 46600H869
Fund Code 862
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 5/19/1992
Class Inception 5/19/1992
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets (as of 9/30/2016) $668.7 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 9/30/2016) 77
Total Holdings (as of 9/30/2016) 80
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 6/30/2016) 30%
Lipper Category International Large-Cap Core
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend


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.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges. Class A shares, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2016
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 1.03% 6.20% 3.03% 8.60% 3.23% 7.77%
Lipper International Large-Cap Core 1.46% 4.22% -0.78% 6.55% 1.36%
MSCI EAFE NR USD 1.73% 6.52% 0.48% 7.39% 1.82% 5.63%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2016
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 1.03% 6.20% 3.03% 8.60% 3.23% 7.77%
Lipper International Large-Cap Core 1.46% 4.22% -0.78% 6.55% 1.36%
MSCI EAFE NR USD 1.73% 6.52% 0.48% 7.39% 1.82% 5.63%

Calendar Year Return

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Class A -13.88 13.33 24.91 1.44 -0.94
MSCI EAFE NR USD -12.14 17.32 22.78 -4.90 -0.81

Morningstar Ratings as of 9/30/2016 Morningstar Logo

Category: Foreign Large Blend
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 715
3 Year out of 715
5 Year out of 634
10 Year out of 382

Lipper Ranking through 9/30/2016 Lipper Logo

Category: International Large-Cap Core
  Rank Percentile
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 3/26 12
3 Year 1/26 4
5 Year 1/26 4
10 Year 1/17 6

Expense Ratios as of 4/30/2016

Net 1.16%
Gross 1.16%

3-Year Standard Deviation as of 9/30/2016


3-Year MPT* Statistics as of 9/30/2016

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha 2.54
Beta 0.94
R-Squared 93.63
Sharpe Ratio 0.24
Capture Ratio Upside: 102.10%
Downside: 87.27%


Historical Prices Inception 5/19/1992

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date
10/3/2016 $15.31 NO NO
10/4/2016 $15.36 NO NO
10/5/2016 $15.36 NO NO
10/6/2016 $15.31 NO NO
10/7/2016 $15.30 NO NO
10/10/2016 $15.34 NO NO
10/11/2016 $15.09 NO NO
10/12/2016 $15.02 NO NO
10/13/2016 $14.92 NO NO
10/14/2016 $15.00 NO NO
10/17/2016 $14.97 NO NO
10/18/2016 $15.11 NO NO
10/19/2016 $15.15 NO NO
10/20/2016 $15.15 NO NO
10/21/2016 $15.12 NO NO
10/24/2016 $15.10 NO NO
10/25/2016 $15.12 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 5/19/1992

Ex-date Income Capital Gains Reinvest Gains Payment Date
5/18/2016 $0.2035 Long: $0.164 Short: $0.000 $14.26 5/18/2016
5/20/2015 $0.2396 Long: $1.669 Short: $0.698 $17.58 5/20/2015
5/21/2014 $0.5073 Long: $0.412 Short: $1.163 $18.39 5/21/2014
5/22/2013 $0.2858 Long: $0.000 Short: $0.000 $17.54 5/22/2013
5/16/2012 $0.3595 Long: $0.130 Short: $0.000 $14.11 5/16/2012

*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.


Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 9/30/2016

Bridgestone Corp. 2.51%
Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc ADR Shire plc (Shire) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the specialist physician. 2.35%
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Teva) is a global pharmaceutical and drug company. It develops, produces and markets generic drugs in all treatment categories. 2.34%
Pernod Ricard A French-based company that produces distilled beverages. The company offers cognac, spirits, champagne, vodka, gin and whiskey among others. 2.30%
Nestle S.A., Registered Shares Nestle is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. 2.17%
Deutsche Post AG Deutsche Post AG is a Germany-based holding company and logistics services provider. The Company operates four business divisions: Mail; Express; Global Forwarding, Freight, and Supply Chain. 2.16%
SoftBank Group Corp. 2.16%
Naspers Ltd., Class N Naspers Limited is a multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media and print media. 2.05%
BAE Systems plc Global provider of defense and security products, including cyber services, military support, electronic systems and protection equipment. 2.04%
Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA Fresenius SE is a Germany-based holding company of the Fresenius Group, operating in the healthcare sector, with products and services for dialysis, hospitals and outpatient medical care. The Group also offers engineering and services for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. 1.93%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2016

Large 89.6%
Medium 9.9%
Small 0.6%
Median Market Cap (as of 9/30/2016) $33.8 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 9/30/2016

Diversified Banks 8.9%
Pharmaceuticals 7.6%
Life & Health Insurance 4.6%
Integrated Oil & Gas 4.3%
Packaged Foods & Meats 3.9%
Health Care Services 3.7%
Automobile Manufacturers 3.5%
Aerospace & Defense 3.5%
Integrated Telecommunication Services 3.0%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 2.9%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2016

Financials 17.77%
Health Care 14.93%
Consumer Discretionary 13.72%
Industrials 13.18%
Information Technology 9.04%
Consumer Staples 8.48%
Energy 8.11%
Materials 7.73%
Telecommunication Services 5.20%
Real Estate 1.84%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 9/30/2016

Foreign Common Stock 96.64%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 2.08%
Domestic Common Stock 0.72%
Preferred Stock 0.56%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2016

Japan 17.8%
United Kingdom 16.7%
France 10.1%
Switzerland 8.4%
Germany 7.6%
Ireland 4.6%
China 4.5%
Australia 4.0%
Hong Kong 3.3%
Sweden 2.7%
Israel 2.4%
Finland 2.3%
South Africa 2.1%
South Korea 1.9%
Canada 1.5%
Spain 1.4%
United States 1.3%
Denmark 1.3%
Norway 1.3%
Brazil 1.3%
Netherlands 1.2%
Italy 1.1%
Luxembourg 0.9%
Taiwan 0.6%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Risk Factors: The value of the Portfolio's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in the Portfolio is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. International investing involves additional risks including currency fluctuations, political or economic conditions affecting the foreign country, and differences in accounting standards and foreign regulations. These and other risks are more fully described in the Portfolio's prospectus. Not all portfolios may be offered at all broker/ dealers. The IVY VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOSSM, are only available as investment options in variable life insurance policies and variable annuity contracts issued by participating insurance companies. They are not offered or made available directly to the general public.

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Index Description: MSCI EAFE is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the securities markets in Europe, Australasia and the Far East. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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Ivy VIP International Core Equity formerly known as W&R Target International Value Portfolio

Annuities are long-term financial products designed for retirement purposes. Annuity and life insurance guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. The guarantees have no bearing on the performance of a variable investment option. Variable investment options are subject to market risk, including loss of principal. There are charges and expenses associated with annuities and variable life insurance products, including mortality and expense risk charges, management fees, administrative fees, expenses for optional riders and deferred sales charges for early withdrawals. Withdrawals before age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS tax penalty and surrender charges may apply.

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.

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.

MPT Statistics: Alpha is a measure of a portfolio’s actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the portfolio’s return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a portfolio’s fluctuations are attributable to movements in the portfolio’s benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a portfolio’s returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a portfolio’s risk-adjusted performance.

Morningstar Ratings: For each fund with at least a 3-year history, Morningstar calculates a risk-adjusted return measure that accounts for variation in a fund's monthly performance (including the effects of all sales charges), placing emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each 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. (Each share class is counted as a fraction of one fund and rated separately.) A fund's overall rating is derived from a weighted average of the 3-, 5- and 10-year (if applicable) rating metrics. Morningstar Rating is for the share classes specified; other classes may have different performance characteristics.

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