Delaware VIP® Government Cash Management Series**
(Closed to new investors)(formerly, First Investors Life Series Government Cash Management Fund)

Key features

Daily pricing as of 09/17/2020

NAV 1-day net change
Max offer price

Total net assets as of 08/31/2020

All share classes
$10.3 million


Series information
Inception date11/09/1987
Dividends paid (if any)Monthly
Capital gains paid (if any)Annually
Series identifiers


ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill 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 (08/31/2020)

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.

Performance shown prior to Oct. 4, 2019, are as of the predecessor fund and investment team. Please see the Updated Significant Fund Event and prospectus for more information.

Average annual total return as of quarter-end (06/30/2020)

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.

Performance shown prior to Oct. 4, 2019, are as of the predecessor series and investment team. Please see the Updated Significant Series Event and prospectus for more information.

Expense ratio


Net expense ratio reflects a contractual waiver of certain fees and/or expense reimbursements from Oct. 4, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2021. Please see the fee table in the Series' prospectus for more information.

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 08/31/2020

Beta (relative to ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index) (view definition)
Annualized standard deviation, 3 years (view definition)

Portfolio composition as of 08/31/2020
Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Cash and cash equivalents

Top 10 holdings as of 08/31/2020

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

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.

Holdings based by issuer.

% of portfolio
% of portfolio

Total % Portfolio in Top 10 holdings - 61.91%

List of monthly holdingsList of quarterly holdings


Stephen Juszczyszyn

Stephen M. Juszczyszyn 

  • Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2019
  • Years of industry experience: 29
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Kathleen (Marnell) Burst 

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Start date on the Fund: October 2019
  • Years of industry experience: 33
  • Read bio


The Series’ investment manager, Delaware Management Company (Manager), has agreed to voluntarily waive and/or reimburse fees to the extent necessary to assist the Series in attempting to maintain a yield of at least 0.00%. Such yield waivers and reimbursements are voluntary and could change or be terminated at any time at the discretion of the Manager. There is no guarantee that the Series will maintain a positive yield.

Annual series operating expenses
Management fees0.45%
Distribution and service (12b-1) feesnone
Other expenses0.97%
Total annual Series operating expenses1.42%
Fee waivers and expense reimbursements1(0.59%)
Total annual series operating expenses after fee waivers and expense reimbursements0.83%

1The Series' 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 series operating expenses from exceeding 0.83% of the Series' average daily net assets from Oct. 4, 2019 through Oct. 31, 2021. These waivers and reimbursements may only be terminated by agreement of the Manager and the Series.


*Effective Oct. 4, 2019, the Series added the ICE BofA US 3-Month Treasury Bill Index. The Series elected to use the new index because it more closely reflected the Series’ investment strategies.

**Updated Significant Series Event. On April 6, 2019, Foresters Investment Management Company, Inc. (FIMCO), the investment adviser to the First Investors Funds, entered into an agreement with Macquarie Management Holdings, Inc. (MMHI), whereby MMHI, on behalf of its affiliate Delaware Management Company (DMC), a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust (MIMBT), would acquire FIMCO’s asset management business (the “Transaction”). In connection with the Transaction, the Board of Trustees of the First Investors Trusts and the First Investors Fund shareholders approved, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization (the “Agreement”), the transfer of all assets and liabilities of each First Investors Fund to a corresponding, newly formed fund in the Delaware Funds by Macquarie family of funds. The Transaction closed on Oct. 4, 2019.

All third-party marks cited are the property of their respective owners.

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.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.

An investment in the Series is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Although the Series seeks to preserve the value of an investment at $1.00 per share, it is possible to lose money by investing in the Series. The Series' sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Series, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Series at any time.

Liquidity risk is the possibility that securities cannot be readily sold within seven days at approximately the price at which a fund has valued them.

The risk that all or a majority of the securities in a certain market — like the stock market or bond market — will decline in value because of factors such as adverse political or economic conditions, future expectations, investor confidence, or heavy institutional selling.

The yields received by the Series on its investments will generally decline as interest rates decline.

Like the values of other debt instruments, the market values of US Government securities are affected by changes in interest rates. When interest rates rise, the market values of US Government securities generally decline. This could cause the Series' NAV to decline below $1.00 per share.

The US Government securities the Series invests in may or may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the US Government. Securities issued by US Government sponsored enterprises are supported only by the credit of the issuing entity. The value of an investment will decline if there is a default by or a deterioration in the credit quality of the issuer or a provider of a credit enhancement or demand feature. This could cause the Series NAV to decline below $1.00 per share.

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 Series’ 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 Series from executing advantageous investment decisions in a timely manner and could negatively impact the Series’ ability to achieve its investment objective. Any such event(s) could have a significant adverse impact on the value and risk profile of the Series.

Delaware VIP® Series refers to Delaware VIP Funds. Delaware 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.

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