Fund Detail

Delaware Ivy VIP Global Growth

(Formerly, Ivy VIP Global Growth)
Track Fund
$4.76 NAV as of 10/21/2021
$0.00 / -0.06% Daily NAV Change
16.47% YTD (NAV) as of 10/21/2021 i

Fund Summary

Broad reach
Flexibility to invest in stocks trading in most countries across the globe in a variety of economic sectors and industries.
Fundamentally sound
Applies a strong fundamental stock selection process with an economic overlay; sector and country weightings are the result of bottom-up company selection.
Highly focused
Seeks leading companies with sustainable competitive advantages; invests when the manager believes fundamentals are under-appreciated, providing what she considers a long-term growth opportunity.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Sarah C. Ross, CFA

    • — Delaware Management Company
    • — 7 Years with Fund
    • — 26 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 9/30/2021

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes. If it had, performance shown would have been lower.

Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Information Statement
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings
Daily Prices as of 10/21/2021
Net Asset Value (NAV) $4.76  
Daily NAV Change $0.00 -0.06%
Weekly NAV Change $0.09 1.91%
Public Offering Price (POP) $4.76
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol -
CUSIP 46600H877
Fund Code 858
Fund Type Global/International
Fund Inception 5/3/1994
Class Inception 5/3/1994
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets
(as of 9/30/2021)
$155.0 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 9/30/2021)
Total Holdings
(as of 9/30/2021)
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 12/31/2020)
Morningstar Category World Large-Stock Growth
BenchmarkMSCI World NR USD

Fund Performance

Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Monthly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 10.78% 26.07% 12.26% 13.83% 11.67% 8.01%
MSCI World NR USD 13.04% 28.82% 13.14% 13.74% 12.68% -
Morningstar World Large-Stock Growth 8.39% 24.85% 17.56% 17.05% 14.05% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 10.78% 26.07% 12.26% 13.83% 11.67% 8.01%
MSCI World NR USD 13.04% 28.82% 13.14% 13.74% 12.68% -
Morningstar World Large-Stock Growth 8.39% 24.85% 17.56% 17.05% 14.05% -

Calendar Year Return

Class II-3.04 24.52 -6.27 25.93 20.58 -7.32 18.05 19.23 0.96 3.39 20.99 21.29 -42.15 26.89 14.79 -22.23 -18.15 24.90 14.00 16.47 15.11 16.70 33.89 65.58 -23.66 7.28
MSCI World NR USD7.51 22.40 -8.71 27.67 15.90 -5.54 15.83 26.68 4.94 -0.87 20.07 9.04 -40.71 29.99 11.76 - - 33.11 14.72 9.49 - - - - - -

Morningstar Ratings as of 9/30/2021

Category: World Large-Stock Growth

Overall out of 298 ★★
3 Year out of 298
5 Year out of 254 ★★
10 Year out of 159 ★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 9/30/2021

Category: World Large-Stock Growth

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 22 /29 48
3 Year 27 /29 90
5 Year 24 /26 83
10 Year 23 /23 85

Morningstar Ranking / # of Funds in Category displays the fund's actual rank within its Morningstar Category based on average annual total return and number of Funds in that Category. The Morningstar Percentile Ranking compares a Fund's Morningstar risk and return scores with all the Funds in the same Category, where 1% = Best and 100% = Worst.

Expense Ratios as of 4/30/2021

Net 1.13%
Gross 1.23%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 9/30/2021

Fund 15.93
MSCI World NR USD 14.81

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 9/30/2021

Alpha -0.31
Beta 1.04
R-Squared 94.35
Sharpe Ratio 0.80
Capture Ratio

Upside: 102.54%

Downside: 104.19%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 9/30/2021

Assumes an investment over 10 years or life of the share class, reinvestment of dividends and capital gains, and does not include the effect of sales charges or taxes.

Fund Distributions

Historical Prices Inception 5/3/1994

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 5/3/1994

Ex-date Income Capital Gains Reinvest Gains Payment Date

*Special Dividend
The table includes the daily prices at NAV (net asset value) for the history of this fund's selected share class. NAV is the amount per share you would receive if you sold shares that day.

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 9/30/2021, Inc., Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. 4.57%
Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. 4.12%
Apple, Inc. Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions worldwide. 3.69%
Airbus SE Airbus SE manufactures airplanes and military equipment. The Company produces military fighter aircraft, military and commercial helicopters, missiles, satellites, and telecommunications and defense systems, as well as offers military and commercial aircraft conversion and maintenance services. 3.10%
Intuit, Inc. Intuit Inc. provides business and financial management solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, consumers, accounting professionals, financial institutions. Its products and services simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, tax preparation and filing. 3.03%
PayPal, Inc. PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a technology company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. It offers online payment solutions worldwide. 3.00%
Schneider Electric S.A. Schneider Electric SE is a French multinational corporation that specializes in energy management, automation solutions, spanning hardware, software, and services. 2.92%
Ferguson plc Ferguson plc is a Jersey-registered multinational plumbing and heating products distributor with its head office in Winnersh Triangle, United Kingdom. Ferguson has approximately 35,000 employees across three regions. Its brands include Ferguson Enterprises, Wolseley and William Wilson.  2.68%
Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley, a bank holding company, provides diversified financial services worldwide. The company operates a global securities business which serves individual and institutional investors and investment banking clients. Morgan Stanley also operates a global asset management business. 2.49%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ADR 2.46%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2021)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2021
Large ( > $10 bil) 94.4%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 5.6%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 9/30/2021) $108.5 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 9/30/2021)
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 8.9%
Semiconductors 6.0%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 5.7%
Interactive Media & Services 5.7%
Application Software 5.1%
Electrical Components & Equipment 4.9%
Aerospace & Defense 4.8%
Investment Banking & Brokerage 4.7%
Other Diversified Financial Services 4.3%
Systems Software 4.2%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2021
Information Technology 27.98%
Consumer Discretionary 16.06%
Industrials 15.05%
Financials 14.94%
Health Care 10.85%
Communication Services 7.53%
Energy 5.43%
Consumer Staples 2.16%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 9/30/2021
Domestic Common Stock 62.41%
Foreign Common Stock 36.41%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 1.18%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 9/30/2021
United States 63.2%
United Kingdom 7.7%
France 7.0%
Switzerland 3.9%
China 3.6%
Germany 3.4%
Japan 3.1%
Taiwan 2.5%
Italy 2.0%
Canada 2.0%
India 1.7%
Total Portfolio Holdings
DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2021)

Fund Documents


Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Information Statement
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings

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Data quoted is past performance and current performance may be lower or higher. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.

Risk Factors: The value of the Portfolio's shares will change, and you could lose money on your investment. An investment in the Portfolio is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Prices of growth stocks may be more sensitive to changes in current or expected earnings than the prices of other stocks. Growth stocks may be more volatile or not perform as well as value stocks or the stock market in general. International investing involves additional risks including currency fluctuations, political or economic conditions affecting the foreign country, and differences in accounting standards and foreign regulations. These risks are magnified in emerging markets The Portfolio typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 50 to 70). As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Portfolio may have a greater impact on the Portfolio’s net asset value than it would if the Portfolio invested in a larger number of securities. These and other risks are more fully described in the Portfolio's prospectus. Not all portfolios may be offered at all broker/ dealers. The IVY VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOS® are only available as investment options in variable life insurance policies and variable annuity contracts issued by participating insurance companies. They are not offered or made available directly to the general public.

Prior to April 30, 2012, the Portfolio’s investment objective was to provide, as its primary objective, long-term appreciation of capital and, as a secondary objective, to seek current income. Effective as of April 30, 2012, the Portfolio changed its investment objective to seeking to provide growth of capital. In November 2014, the Portfolio increased its emphasis on investments in the stocks of U.S. companies. Effective January 1, 2015, the Portfolio changed its name and investment strategy to reflect a global focus. Performance prior to January 2015 reflects the Portfolio’s former international strategy, which did not include significant investments in U.S. companies, and may have differed if the Portfolio’s current strategy that includes investing globally, including in stocks of U.S. companies, had been in place.

Index Description: MSCI World is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the securities markets around the world. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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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.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through April 30, 2022, Delaware Management Company (DMC), a series of Macquarie Investment Management Business Trust, the Portfolio’s investment manager, Delaware Distributors, L.P. (Distributor), the Portfolio’s distributor, and/or Waddell & Reed Services Company, doing business as WI Services Company (WISC), the Portfolio’s transfer agent, have contractually agreed to reimburse sufficient management fees, Rule 12b-1 fees and/or shareholder servicing fees to cap the total annual ordinary portfolio operating expenses (which would exclude interest, taxes, brokerage commissions, acquired fund fees and expenses and extraordinary expenses, if any) for Class II shares at 1.13%. Prior to that date, the expense limitation may not be terminated without the consent of the Board of Trustees (Board).

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