Delaware Ivy VIP Pathfinder Moderately Conservative- Managed Volatility

Delaware Ivy VIP Pathfinder Moderately Conservative- Managed Volatility

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Key features

Objective

To achieve its objective, Delaware Ivy VIP Pathfinder Moderately Conservative – Managed Volatility allocates its assets primarily among the underlying funds shown on this Fund Detail page so that approximately 30-45% of their value is in U.S. stocks, approximately 5-20% is in international/global stocks, approximately 0-50% is in bonds and approximately 15-55% in short-term investments. In addition, the Portfolio applies a customized strategy that seeks to manage the volatility of equity returns using securities such as exchange-traded futures and options contracts.

Daily pricing as of 02/03/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$3.57

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$30.2 million

Overview

Series information
Inception date 08/01/2013
Dividends paid (if any) Annual
Series identifiers
CUSIP 46600H653

Benchmark

40% Russell 3000® Index + 30% Bloomberg US Credit Index + 15% Bloomberg 1-3 Year US Government/Credit Index + 15% MSCI EAFE Index

40% Russell 3000® Index + 30% Bloomberg US Universal Bond Index + 15% Bloomberg 1-5 Year US Government/Credit Index + 15% MSCI EAFE Index

Russell 3000® Index (view definition)

MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australasia, Far East) Index (view definition)

Bloomberg US Credit Index (view definition)

Bloomberg 1-3 Year Government/Credit Index (view definition)

Bloomberg US Universal Index (view definition)

Bloomberg 1-5 Year Government/Credit 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
1.11%
Net
1.11%

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
-12.71%
2021
10.72%
2020
9.61%
2019
14.89%
2018
-2.90%
2017
11.84%
2016
1.21%
2015
-0.52%
2014
3.06%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
11
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
24%
Beta (relative to Blend Index - Pathfinder Moderately Conservative) (view definition)
0.74
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
10.38

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

Domestic equity
39.60%
International equity
13.10%
Domestic fixed income
38.70%
International fixed income
4.00%
Cash and cash equivalents
4.70%

Top 10 Underlying Funds (% of net assets) as of 12/31/2022

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

List excludes cash and cash equivalents.

Holding
% of portfolio
Holding
% of portfolio
Delaware Ivy VIP Corporate Bond
22.96
Delaware Ivy VIP Limited-Term Bond
20.25
Delaware Ivy Vip Core Equity
11.16
Delaware Ivy VIP Value
10.42
Delaware Ivy VIP Growth
10.24
Delaware Ivy VIP International Core Equity
7.89
Delaware Ivy Vip Global Value Equi
7.29
Delaware Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth
4.63
Delaware Ivy VIP Small Cap Core Fund
1.25
Delaware Ivy VIP High Income
0.99

Total % Fund in Top 10 holdings - 0.0%

Top 10 Equity countries as of 12/31/2022

(As a % of equity holdings)
List may exclude cash and cash equivalents.

Country
% of portfolio
Country
% of portfolio
United States
75.10%
France
4.00%
United Kingdom
3.90%
Germany
3.00%
Japan
2.20%
Netherlands
1.80%
Switzerland
1.80%
China
1.50%
Denmark
1.20%
Sweden
1.10%

Top 10 Fixed income countries as of 12/31/2022

(As a % of fixed income holdings)
List may exclude cash and cash equivalents.

Country
% of portfolio
Country
% of portfolio
United States
90.70%
United Kingdom
1.80%
Ireland
1.20%
Canada
1.10%
Switzerland
1.10%
Cayman Islands
0.90%
Japan
0.60%
Netherlands
0.40%
Italy
0.40%
Germany
0.30%

Management

Investment manager

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

Aaron Young

Aaron D. Young 

  • Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2016
  • Years of industry experience: 18
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Sub-advisors

Securian Asset Management, Inc. (Securian AM)
Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG (MIMAK)

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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Fees

Annual series operating expenses
Management fees 0.20%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses1 0.91%
Total annual Series operating expenses 1.11%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements none
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 1.11%

Please see the prospectus and SAI for additional information.

1Other expenses contain a 0.85% acquired fund fees and expenses. Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses sets forth the Portfolio's pro rata portion of the cumulative expenses charged by the Underlying Funds in which the Portfolio invested during its last fiscal year. The actual Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses will vary with changes in the allocations of the Portfolio's assets. The Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses shown are based on the total expense ratio of each Underlying Fund for the Fund's most recent fiscal year.

Resources

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 portfolio managers Stefan Löwenthal and Jürgen Wurzer, along with Aaron D. Young 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 and benchmark. 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 Portfolio security trades on behalf of the Manager. The Manager may also seek quantitative support from MIMGL. The Portfolio’s investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), may seek investment advice and recommendations from its affiliates: Macquarie Investment Management Europe Limited (MIMEL), Macquarie Investment Management Austria Kapitalanlage AG (MIMAK), and Macquarie Investment Management Global Limited (MIMGL) (together, the “Affiliated Sub-Advisors”). The Manager may also permit these Affiliated Sub-Advisors to execute Portfolio security trades on behalf of the Manager and exercise investment discretion for securities in certain markets where DMC believes it will be beneficial to utilize an Affiliated Sub-Advisor’s specialized market knowledge.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

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.

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.

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.

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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