Delaware Ivy VIP Core Equity

Delaware Ivy VIP Core Equity

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Key features

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

Concentrated portfolio of U.S. companies that generally invests across the valuation and large- to mid-cap spectrum opportunistically

The portfolio manager has more than 20 years of industry experience, including 10+ years managing the strategy. He began his career as a research analyst covering a wide range of industries from technology and transportation to aerospace/defense and retail/apparel.

Daily pricing as of 02/03/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$12.40

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$597.4 million

Overview

Series information
Inception date 07/16/1991
Dividends paid (if any) Annual
Series identifiers
CUSIP 46600H406

Benchmark

S&P 500 Index (view definition)

Performance

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

Gross
0.99%
Net
0.95%

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

Year
Annual return
Year
Annual return
2022
-17.33%
2021
28.94%
2020
21.52%
2019
31.09%
2018
-4.51%
2017
20.75%
2016
3.74%
2015
-0.69%
2014
9.68%
2013
33.51%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
45
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$79.0 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$369.7 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
29%
Beta (relative to S&P 500 Index) (view definition)
0.97
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
20.81

Portfolio composition as of 01/31/2023
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Domestic equities
96.0%
International equities & depositary receipts
2.5%
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets
1.6%

Top 10 holdings as of 12/31/2022

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

List may exclude cash and cash equivalents. Please see the Series' complete list of holdings for more information.

Holdings based by issuer.

Holding
% of portfolio
Holding
% of portfolio
Microsoft Corp.
7.62
UnitedHealth Group Inc
5.68
Nextera Energy Inc.
3.33
United Rentals Inc.
3.33
Alphabet Inc.
3.26
Progressive Corp.
3.00
Apple Inc.
2.86
Linde PLC
2.85
Microchip Tech Inc.
2.63
te Connectivity Ltd.
2.62

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 37.18%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings

Sector allocation as of 12/31/2022

List may exclude cash, cash equivalents, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are used for cash management purposes. Please see the Series’ complete list of holdings for more information.

Sector
% of portfolio
Sector
% of portfolio
Information technology
23.4%
Financials
17.9%
Healthcare
15.3%
Industrials
12.7%
Consumer discretionary
6.3%
Communication services
4.9%
Materials
4.8%
Consumer staples
4.2%
Energy
3.8%
Utilities
3.3%

Management

Erik R Becker

Erik R. Becker, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: February 2006
  • Years of industry experience: 24
  • Read bio

Fees

Annual series operating expenses
Management fees 0.70%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees 0.25%
Other expenses 0.04%
Total annual Series operating expenses 0.99%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 (0.04%)
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.95%

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.

1The Fund’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has contractually agreed to waive all or a portion of its investment advisory fees and/or pay/reimburse expenses (excluding any acquired fund fees and expenses, taxes, interest, short sale dividend and interest expenses, brokerage fees, certain insurance costs, and nonroutine expenses or costs, including, but not limited to, those relating to reorganizations, litigation, conducting shareholder meetings, and liquidations) in order to prevent total annual fund operating expenses from exceeding 0.95% of the Fund’s average daily net assets from April 30, 2021 through April 30, 2022. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Fund.

Resources

Significant events

On December 2, 2020, Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., the parent company of Ivy Investment Management Company, the investment adviser of the Ivy Funds, and Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc., the US holding company for Macquarie Group Limited’s US asset management business (“Macquarie”), announced that they had entered into an agreement whereby Macquarie would acquire the investment management business of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (the “Transaction”). The Transaction closed on April 30, 2021. The Ivy Funds, as part of Delaware Funds by Macquarie, are now managed by Delaware Management Company and distributed by Delaware Distributors, L.P.

The Portfolio’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), may permit its affiliates, Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) and Macquarie Funds Management Hong Kong Limited, to execute Fund security trades on behalf of the Manager. The Manager may also seek quantitative support from MIMGL.

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 delawarefunds.com/vip-literature 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.

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.

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