Delaware Ivy VIP Natural Resources

Delaware Ivy VIP Natural Resources

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Key features

Fund can invest across all capitalization ranges in international and domestic resource-related stocks, including energy, alternative energy, industrial products, paper and forest products, base metals, precious metals and minerals, and agricultural products

The fund managers combine a strong value-oriented bottom-up research on company fundamentals with a top-down global macro-economic analysis to make stock selections in seeking long-term returns

Natural resource equities typically provide leverage to global growth and inflation protection with relatively low correlations to broader equity markets

Daily pricing as of 01/27/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$5.12

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$109.5 million

Overview

Series information
Inception date 04/28/2005
Dividends paid (if any) Annual
Series identifiers
CUSIP 46600H703

Benchmark

S&P North American Natural Resources Sector 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 (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.

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
1.21%
Net
1.21%

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
17.72%
2021
26.68%
2020
-11.99%
2019
9.46%
2018
-23.23%
2017
2.97%
2016
23.81%
2015
-22.39%
2014
-13.04%
2013
7.80%
2012
1.89%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
39
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$5.4 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$30.4 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
121%
Beta (relative to S&P North American Natural Resources Sector TR Index) (view definition)
0.74
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
28.13

Portfolio composition as of 12/31/2022
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Domestic equities
71.2%
International equities & depositary receipts
27.3%
Cash, cash equivalents and other assets
1.5%

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
Valero Energy Corp.
4.58
Chesapeake Energy Corp.
4.37
Denbury Resources Inc.
4.29
Schlumberger nv
4.26
Newmont Corporation
4.09
Shell PLC
3.94
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.
3.86
Freeport-Mcmoran Inc.
3.68
Kimbell Royalty Partners LP
3.68
Anglo American PLC
3.56

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 40.31%

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
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
21.2%
Gold
9.4%
Integrated Oil & Gas
9.4%
Agricultural Products
7.6%
COPPER
6.3%
Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
6.1%
Diversified Metals & Mining
5.9%
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
4.6%
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
4.3%
Aluminum
3.4%
Construction & Engineering
3.3%
Asset Management & Custody Banks
3.2%
Oil & Gas Drilling
2.5%
Specialized REITs
2.0%
Diversified Capital Markets
1.8%
Silver
1.5%
Forest Products
1.5%
Electrical Components & Equipment
1.2%
Specialty Chemicals
1.0%
Paper Products
1.0%
Environmental & Facilities Services
0.9%
Auto Parts & Equipment
0.5%

Management

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
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Fees

Annual series operating expenses
Management fees 0.85%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees 0.25%
Other expenses 0.11%
Total annual Series operating expenses 1.21%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 none
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 1.21%

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.

Resources

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 delawarefunds.com/vip-literature 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.

“Non-diversified” investments may allocate more of their net assets to investments in single securities than “diversified” investments. Resulting adverse effects may subject these investments to greater risks and volatility.

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.

Because the Portfolio invests significantly in Natural Resources Securities, there is the risk that the Portfolio will perform poorly during a downturn in the natural resource sector

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 fulfil their contractual obligations.

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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