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Ivy VIP Core Equity

  • $11.07 NAV as of 4/21/2017
  • ($-0.03) / -0.27% Daily NAV Change
  • 3.71% YTD (NAV)

Summary

Building a well-rounded portfolio

Strategy
Stock selection stems from uncovering multi-year earnings catalysts that appear underappreciated by the market in companies believed to have strong or strengthening competitive advantages.
Process
Concentrated portfolio of U.S. companies that generally invests across the valuation and large- to mid-cap spectrum opportunistically
Experienced management
Each portfolio manager has more than 15 years of industry experience. Both managers began their careers as research analysts covering a wide range of industries.

Morningstar Style Box

Growth
Large
Source: Morningstar

Portfolio Management

Gus C. Zinn, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 10 Years with Fund
  • 18 Years in Industry
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Gus C. Zinn is a senior vice president of Waddell & Reed Investment Management Company. Mr. Zinn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in May 1996 and a Masters of finance in May 1998. Mr. Zinn joined Waddell & Reed in June 1998 as an investment analyst. He assumed assistant portfolio manager responsibilities in July 2003 of the Ivy Science and Technology Fund. Mr. Zinn was named co-portfolio manager of the Waddell & Reed Advisors Core Investment Fund in July 2006.

Erik R. Becker, CFA

  • Ivy Investment Management Company
  • 10 Years with Fund
  • 18 Years in Industry
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Erik R. Becker is senior vice president of Ivy Investment Management Company. Mr. Becker earned a BBA in finance, investment, and banking in August 1997 and an MS in finance in May 1999 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Becker joined Waddell & Reed in June 1999 as an investment analyst. He assumed assistant portfolio manager responsibilities in August 2003 of the Ivy Core Equity Fund. He was named co-portfolio manager of the Ivy Core Equity Fund in February 2006.

Growth of a $10,000 Investment
through 3/31/2017

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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Perspectives

Quarterly Fund Commentary

Daily Prices as of 4/21/2017

Net Asset Value (NAV) $11.07
Daily NAV Change ($) ($-0.03) -0.27%
Weekly NAV Change ($) $0.15 1.41%
Public Offering Price (POP) $11.07

Fund Facts

CUSIP 46600H406
Fund Code 857
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 7/16/1991
Class Inception 7/16/1991
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets (as of 3/31/2017) $426.2 mil
Total Equity Holdings (as of 3/31/2017) 49
Total Holdings (as of 3/31/2017) 50
Portfolio Turnover Rate (as of 12/31/2016) 75%
Lipper Category Large-Cap Core Funds
Morningstar Category Large Growth
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. Performance data quoted does not reflect any expenses or charges associated with owning a variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract that invests in the Portfolio's shares. When such charges are deducted, actual investment performance in a variable annuity will be lower.

Performance at NAV does not include the effect of sales charges, if it had, performance shown would be lower. Class A shares, including sales charges, reflects the maximum applicable front-end sales load.

Monthly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund at NAV 4.70% 10.66% 5.40% 10.38% 7.80% 9.27%
Lipper Large-Cap Core Funds 5.90% 15.97% 8.44% 12.00% 6.61% 8.73%
S&P 500 TR USD 6.07% 17.17% 10.37% 13.30% 7.51% 9.57%

Quarterly Rates of Return

Average Annual Total Returns as of 3/31/2017
(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
 
Fund at NAV 4.70% 10.66% 5.40% 10.38% 7.80% 9.27%
Lipper Large-Cap Core Funds 5.90% 15.97% 8.44% 12.00% 6.61% 8.73%
S&P 500 TR USD 6.07% 17.17% 10.37% 13.30% 7.51% 9.57%

Calendar Year Return

  2012
S&P 500 TR USD 16.00 32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96
Class A 18.60 33.51 9.68 -0.69 3.74

Morningstar Ratings as of 3/31/2017 Morningstar Logo

Category: Large Growth
Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns
Overall out of 1306
3 Year out of 1306
5 Year out of 1154
10 Year out of 800

Lipper Ranking through 3/31/2017 Lipper Logo

Category: Large-Cap Core Funds
 
Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.
1 Year 171/184 93
3 Year 160/178 90
5 Year 147/165 89
10 Year 12/133 9

Expense Ratios as of 10/1/2016

Net 0.95%
Gross 1.00%

3-Year Standard Deviation as of 3/31/2017

S&P 500 TR USD 10.20

3-Year MPT* Statistics as of 3/31/2017

*Modern Portfolio Theory
Alpha -5.25
Beta 1.07
R-Squared 91.04
Sharpe Ratio 0.45
Capture Ratio Upside: 92.72%
Downside: 135.55%

Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 7/16/1991

4/3/2017 $11.14 NO NO
4/4/2017 $11.14 NO NO
4/5/2017 $11.08 NO NO
4/6/2017 $11.10 NO NO
4/7/2017 $11.08 NO NO
4/10/2017 $11.09 NO NO
4/11/2017 $11.06 NO NO
4/12/2017 $10.99 NO NO
4/13/2017 $10.91 NO NO
4/17/2017 $11.01 NO NO
4/18/2017 $10.99 NO NO
4/19/2017 $10.99 NO NO
4/20/2017 $11.10 NO NO
4/21/2017 $11.07 NO NO

Historical Distributions Inception 7/16/1991

5/18/2016 $0.0522 Long: $1.208 Short: $0.189 $10.17 5/18/2016
5/20/2015 $0.0506 Long: $2.059 Short: $0.309 $12.21 5/20/2015
5/21/2014 $0.0767 Long: $1.762 Short: $0.399 $13.1 5/21/2014
5/22/2013 $0.0766 Long: $1.045 Short: $0.083 $13.05 5/22/2013
5/16/2012 $0.076 Long: $1.049 Short: $0.223 $11.15 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.

Portfolio

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets 3/31/2017

Apple, Inc. Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions worldwide. 3.83%
Alphabet, Inc., Class A Alphabet Inc through its subsidiary Google Inc is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information & products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices & provides internet services. 3.36%
Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services worldwide. The company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients. Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business. 3.09%
Wells Fargo & Co. Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer finance across North America and internationally. 3.07%
JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMorgan Chase) is a financial holding company. 3.06%
Union Pacific Corp. Union Pacific Corporation owns the largest railroad in the U.S. It's diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, energy, industrial products and intermodal. 3.03%
Adobe Systems, Inc. Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company worldwide. It operates in three segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. 3.01%
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. 2.89%
Applied Materials, Inc. Applied Materials, Inc. provides nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar, and related industries worldwide. 2.72%
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Class A Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. is a diversified media company. The company's media and entertainment operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming, music, radio broadcasting and sports 2.66%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

Large 98.9%
Medium 1.1%
Small 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 3/31/2017) $52.6 bil

Top 10 Industry Allocation
as a % of Equity Holdings as of 3/31/2017

Internet Software & Services 7.7%
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 5.6%
Diversified Banks 5.6%
Railroads 4.6%
Semiconductor Equipment 4.4%
Investment Banking & Brokerage 4.4%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 4.2%
Semiconductors 4.1%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 3.9%
Biotechnology 3.5%

Sector Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

Information Technology 27.35%
Financials 16.68%
Consumer Discretionary 15.51%
Health Care 12.89%
Energy 9.17%
Industrials 8.71%
Consumer Staples 8.68%
Materials 1.01%

Portfolio Composition
as a % of net assets as of 3/31/2017

Domestic Common Stock 93.29%
Foreign Common Stock 5.23%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.48%

Equity Country Allocation
as a % of equity assets as of 3/31/2017

United States 94.7%
Ireland 1.9%
China 1.7%
Netherlands 1.7%

Total Portfolio Holdings

Updated quarterly, upon availability.

Risk Factors: Because the Portfolio is generally invested in a small number of stocks, the performance of any one security held by the Portfolio will have a greater impact than if the Portfolio were invested in a larger number of securities. Although larger companies tend to be less volatile than companies with smaller market capitalizations, returns on investments in securities of large capitalization companies could trail the returns on investments in securities of smaller companies. 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.

Stylebox: The Morningstar Equity Style Box reveals a fund's investment strategy by displaying the fund's investment style and the market capitalization of the stocks owned.

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

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.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through April 30, 2018, Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), the Portfolio’s investment manager, Ivy Distributors, Inc. (IDI), the Portfolio’s distributor, and/or Waddell & Reed Services Company, doing business as WI Services Company (WISC), the Portfolio’s transfer agent, have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient management fees, 12b-1 fees and/or shareholder servicing fees to cap the total annual ordinary portfolio operating expenses (which would exclude interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and expenses and extraordinary expenses, if any) at 1.13%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees.

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.

The Morningstar RatingTM 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. 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.

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

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