Delaware Ivy VIP Energy

Delaware Ivy VIP Energy

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Key features

Co-portfolio managers Geoff King and Samuel Halpert have spent their entire careers in commodity markets. Their deep expertise in the industry helps to understand the business, its competing advantage, and the associated risk reward dynamics.

The Fund focuses on long-term fundamentals and investment in secular change. It seeks to take advantage of global opportunities and manage risk through diversification.

The Fund looks across energy sectors to find those best positioned in each market environment including the current framework of ESG and the energy transition.

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
$124.0 million


Series information
Inception date 04/28/2017
Dividends paid (if any) Annual
Series identifiers
CUSIP 46600H638


S&P 1500 Energy 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.

Benchmark lifetime returns are as of the Fund's inception date.

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.

Benchmark lifetime returns are as of the Series' inception date.

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
$10.0 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$47.6 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
Beta (relative to S&P 1500 Energy Sector Index) (view definition)
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)

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

Domestic equities
International equities & depositary receipts
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets

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.

% of portfolio
% of portfolio
Shell PLC
Denbury Resources Inc.
EOG Resources Inc.
Chord Energy Corp.
Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Schlumberger nv
Tourmaline Oil Corp.-(PRE-MERGER)
Valero Energy Corp.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 55.46%

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.

% of portfolio
% of portfolio
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Integrated Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Oil & Gas Drilling
Electrical Components & Equipment
Agricultural Products
Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation
Diversified Capital Markets
Coal & Consumable Fuels
Environmental & Facilities Services
Auto Parts & Equipment


Sam Halpert

Sam Halpert 

  • Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer — Global Natural Resources Equity
  • Start date on the Fund: November 2021
  • Years of industry experience: 22
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Geoffrey King

Geoffrey King, CFA

  • Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager — Global Natural Resources Equity
  • Start date on the Fund: November 2021
  • Years of industry experience: 19
  • Read bio


Annual series operating expenses
Management fees 0.85%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.12%
Total annual Series operating expenses 0.97%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 none
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.97%

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 1.13% 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.


Significant Fund Event

On September 13, 2021, the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Ivy Variable Insurance Portfolios approved the appointment of the portfolio manager team of Samuel Halpert and Geoffrey King of Delaware Management Company (DMC) as new portfolio managers. 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.

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.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Because the Portfolio invests more than 25% of its total assets in the energy related industry, the Portfolio may be more susceptible to a single economic, regulatory, or technological occurrence than a portfolio that does not concentrate its investments in this industry. Investing in companies involved in one specified sector may be more risky and volatile than an investment with greater diversification.

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.

Investing in the energy sector can be riskier than other types of investment activities because of a range of factors, including price fluctuation caused by real and perceived inflationary trends and political developments, and the cost assumed by energy companies in complying with environmental safety regulations.

The Portfolio may invest in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), which can have a significant positive impact on the Portfolio’s performance that may not be replicated in the future.

Frank Russell Company (“Russell”) is the source and owner of the trademarks, service marks, and copyrights related to the Russell Indexes. Russell® is a trademark of Russell.

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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