Delaware Ivy VIP Asset Strategy

Delaware Ivy VIP Asset Strategy

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Key features

Seeks competitive long-term capital appreciation through bottom-up security selection and risk optimization.

Portfolio is diversified across regions and asset classes. Flexible range of 55-65% of the assets for the Equity sleeve with a long-term target of 60%.

Portfolio managers seek to capitalize on assets with low correlations to provide both total return and reduced volatility.

Daily pricing as of 02/03/2023

NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$566.7 million


Series information
Inception date 05/01/1995
Dividends paid (if any) Quarterly
Series identifiers
CUSIP 46600H109


MSCI ACWI Index (view definition)


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

Total returns may reflect waivers and/or expense reimbursements by the manager and/or distributor for some or all of the periods shown. Performance would have been lower without such waivers and reimbursements.

Average annual total return as of month-end (01/31/2023)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Average annual total return as of quarter-end (12/31/2022)

Returns for less than one year are not annualized.

Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs, or expenses. Indices are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index.

Expense ratio


The performance and expense ratio information shown represent the performance and fees as they relate to actual shares of the Series. These examples do not include any fees or sales charges imposed by the variable insurance contract for which the Series is an investment option. If they were included, your costs would be higher and performance would be lower. Investors should consult the contract prospectus or disclosure documents for more information.

Calendar year total returns @ NAV

Annual return
Annual return


Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$57.3 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$208.2 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
Beta (relative to MSCI ACWI Index (Net)) (view definition)
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)

Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/2022

Holdings are as of the date indicated and subject to change.

List excludes cash and cash equivalents.

% of portfolio
% of portfolio
Vip Asf Gold Cfc
Treasury Floating Rate Note 4.538 10/31/2024 4.600 10/31/2024
Treasury Note 4.375 10/31/2024 4.375 10/31/2024
Treasury Note 4.250 10/15/2025 4.250 10/15/2025
Treasury Note 0.125 4/30/2023 0.125 4/30/2023
Ishares--5 Year High Yield Corpora
Microsoft Corp.
Unitedhealth Group Inc.
Deutsche Telekom N AG
Orix Corp.

Total % Fund in Top 10 holdings - 0.0%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings


Investment manager

Delaware Management Company, a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust (a Delaware statutory trust)

Chace Brundige

F. Chace Brundige, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: August 2014
  • Years of industry experience: 29
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Aaron Young

Aaron D. Young 

  • Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: November 2021
  • Years of industry experience: 18
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Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG (MIMAK) serves as sub-advisor for the Fund.

Stefan Lowenthal

Stefan Löwenthal, CFA

  • Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer — Global Multi Asset Team
  • Start date on the Fund: November 2021
  • Years of industry experience: 15
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Jurgen Wurzer

Jürgen Wurzer, CFA

  • Senior Vice President, Deputy Head of Portfolio Management— Global Multi Asset Team
  • Start date on the Fund: November 2021
  • Years of industry experience: 16
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Annual series operating expenses
Management fees 0.70%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees 0.25%
Other expenses 0.05%
Total annual Series operating expenses 1.00%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 (0.13%)
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.87%

Please see the prospectus and SAI for additional information.

1Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees/and/or expense reimbursements from April 29, 2022 through April 29, 2023. Please see the fee table in the Series' prospectus for more information.

1Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees/and/or expense reimbursements from November 23, 2021 through November 23, 2022.


Significant Fund Event

On September 13, 2021, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Ivy Variable Insurance Portfolios approved the appointment of Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG portfolio managers Stefan Löwenthal and Jürgen Wurzer and Aaron D. Young of Delaware Management Company (DMC) to join F. Chace Brundige of DMC as portfolio managers for the Portfolio. In connection with this change, the Board approved applicable revisions to the Portfolio’s investment strategies. All changes took effect on or about November 15, 2021.

Carefully consider the Series' investment objectives, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and other information can be found in the Series' prospectus and its summary prospectus, which may be obtained by visiting or calling 800 523-1918. Investors should read the prospectus and the summary prospectus carefully before investing.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Risk is increased in a concentrated portfolio since it holds a limited number of securities with each investment having a greater effect on the overall performance.

International investments entail risks including fluctuation in currency values, differences in accounting principles, or economic or political instability. Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in established foreign markets due to increased volatility, lower trading volume, and higher risk of market closures. In many emerging markets, there is substantially less publicly available information and the available information may be incomplete or misleading. Legal claims are generally more difficult to pursue.

Fixed income securities and bond funds can lose value, and investors can lose principal, as interest rates rise. They also may be affected by economic conditions that hinder an issuer’s ability to make interest and principal payments on its debt. The Fund may also be subject to prepayment risk, the risk that the principal of a bond that is held by a portfolio will be prepaid prior to maturity, at the time when interest rates are lower than what the bond was paying. A portfolio may then have to reinvest that money at a lower interest rate.

The Portfolio may invest in derivatives, which may involve additional expenses and are subject to risk, including the risk that an underlying security or securities index moves in the opposite direction from what the portfolio manager anticipated. A derivatives transaction depends upon the counterparties’ ability to fulfill their contractual obligations.

Exposure to the commodities markets may subject the investments to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities.

IBOR risk is the risk that changes related to the use of the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) or similar rates (such as EONIA) could have adverse impacts on financial instruments that reference these rates. The abandonment of these rates and transition to alternative rates could affect the value and liquidity of instruments that reference them and could affect investment strategy performance.

Natural or environmental disasters, such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other severe weather-related phenomena generally, and widespread disease, including pandemics and epidemics, have been and can be highly disruptive to economies and markets, adversely impacting individual companies, sectors, industries, markets, currencies, interest and inflation rates, credit ratings, investor sentiment, and other factors affecting the value of the Portfolio’s investments. Given the increasing interdependence among global economies and markets, conditions in one country, market, or region are increasingly likely to adversely affect markets, issuers, and/or foreign exchange rates in other countries. These disruptions could prevent the Portfolio from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and could negatively impact the Portfolio’s ability to achieve its investment objective. Any such event(s) could have a significant adverse impact on the value and risk profile of the Portfolio.

Delaware Ivy VIP Funds are not available for direct investment except for issuers of variable insurance product contracts. They are available only through the purchase of certain variable insurance products.

Nothing presented should be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any security or follow any investment technique or strategy.

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