Delaware Ivy VIP Science and Technology

Delaware Ivy VIP Science and Technology

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Key features

Strong historical results, managed by an investment team with more than 45 years of experience

Seeks opportunities within technology, health care, and applied science and technology

Built on a six-decade firm legacy of technology investing expertise

Daily pricing as of 02/03/2023

NAV
NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price
$20.18

Total net assets as of 12/31/2022

All share classes
$451.9 million

Overview

Series information
Inception date 04/28/2017
Dividends paid (if any) Annual
Series identifiers
CUSIP 46600H588

Benchmark

S&P North American Technology 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 (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

Gross
0.89%
Net
0.89%

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
-31.67%
2021
15.46%
2020
35.70%
2019
49.86%
2018
-5.00%

Portfolio

Portfolio characteristics as of 12/31/2022

Number of holdings
44
Market cap (median) Source: FactSet
$40.3 billion
Market cap (weighted average) Source: FactSet
$357.0 billion
Portfolio turnover (last fiscal year)
55%
Beta (relative to S&P North American Technology Sector TR Index) (view definition)
0.91
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)
23.70

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.
7.14
ASML Holding nv
4.48
AMAZON.COM Inc.
4.33
T-Mobile US Inc.
4.04
Apple Inc.
3.82
Amphenol Corp.
3.44
Pinterest Inc.
3.28
Verisign Inc.
3.25
Microchip Tech Inc.
3.14
Analog Devices Inc.
3.10

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 40.02%

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
63.4%
Communication services
13.1%
Consumer discretionary
9.1%
Healthcare
7.7%
Industrials
2.1%

Management

Gus C Zinn

Gus C. Zinn, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2001
  • Years of industry experience: 24
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Bradley J Warden

Bradley J. Warden, CFA

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2016
  • Years of industry experience: 25
  • Read bio

Fees

Annual series operating expenses
Management fees 0.85%
Distribution and service (12b-1) fees none
Other expenses 0.04%
Total annual Series operating expenses 0.89%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1 none
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements 0.89%

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 0.91% 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 Event

On November 15, 2021, Gustaf C. Zinn is added as an additional portfolio manager for the Portfolio.

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.

Because the Fund invests more than 25% of its total assets in the science and technology industry, the Fund’s performance may be more susceptible to a single economic, regulatory or technological occurrence than a fund that does not concentrate its investments in this industry.

“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.

Investment risks associated with investing in science and technology securities, in addition to other risks, include: operating in rapidly changing fields, abrupt or erratic market movements, limited product lines, markets or financial resources, management that is dependent on a limited number of people, short product cycles, aggressive pricing of products and services, new market entrants and obsolescence of existing technology.

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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