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Ivy VIP Global Equity Income

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$7.29 NAV as of 11/15/2018
$0.04 / 0.50% Daily NAV Change
-6.52% YTD (NAV) as of 11/15/2018 i

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Fund Summary

Global Diversification
Flexibility to invest in stocks trading in most countries around the world in a variety of economic sectors and industries.
Income Potential
Seeks income generating securities with favorable prospects for total return.
Experienced management
Portfolio managers have nearly 45 years of industry experience and are supported by more than 70 investment professionals.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Robert Nightingale

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 23 Years in Industry
  • Christopher J. Parker, CFA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 4 Years with Fund
    • — 23 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 10/31/2018

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.

Fact Sheet
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
Daily Prices as of 11/15/2018
Net Asset Value (NAV) $7.29  
Daily NAV Change $0.04 0.50%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.12) -1.66%
Public Offering Price (POP) $7.29
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol -
CUSIP 46600H505
Fund Code 865
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 11/20/2003
Class Inception 11/20/2003
Fiscal Year End March
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets
(as of 10/31/2018)
$302.2 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 10/31/2018)
Total Holdings
(as of 10/31/2018)
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 6/30/2018)
Morningstar Category Large Blend
Lipper Category Equity Income Funds
BenchmarkFTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index
BenchmarkRussell 1000 TR 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.

Performance data quoted does not reflect any expenses or charges associated with owning a variable life insurance policy or variable annuity contract that invests in the Portfolio's shares. When such charges are deducted, actual investment performance will be lower.

Monthly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 10/31/2018

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV -7.74% -4.92% 4.39% 5.26% 8.03% 6.47%
FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index -7.31% -3.94% 5.68% 3.42% 8.35% -
Russell 1000 TR USD 2.67% 6.98% 11.31% 11.05% 13.42% -
Morningstar Large Blend 0.93% 5.28% 9.73% 9.44% 12.14% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2018

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV -0.64% 3.63% 9.63% 7.69% 7.13% 7.05%
FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index -1.63% 2.53% 10.48% 5.59% 6.52% -
Russell 1000 TR USD 10.49% 17.76% 17.07% 13.67% 12.09% -
Morningstar Large Blend 8.42% 15.35% 15.17% 11.93% 10.84% -

Calendar Year Return

Class II29.61 9.84 -2.06 6.95 15.56 -35.91 17.88 16.37 -4.69 13.18 - 9.96 13.03 15.91 16.72
Russell 1000 TR USD33.11 13.24 0.92 12.05 21.69 -37.60 28.43 16.10 1.50 16.42 29.89 11.40 6.27 15.46 5.77

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/2018

Category: Large Blend

Overall out of 1218
3 Year out of 1218
5 Year out of 1084
10 Year out of 817

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 10/31/2018

Category: Large Blend

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 210 /210 99
3 Year 202 /202 98
5 Year 186 /188 97
10 Year 158 /158 99

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 4/30/2018

Net 1.00%
Gross 1.00%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 10/31/2018

Fund 9.07
Russell 1000 TR USD 10.12
FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index 10.33

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 10/31/2018

Alpha -5.05
Beta 0.86
R-Squared 81.57
Sharpe Ratio 0.39
Capture Ratio

Upside: 68.81%

Downside: 109.77%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 10/31/2018

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 11/20/2003

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 11/20/2003

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.

12-Month Trailing Dist. Yield as of 10/31/2018

NAV 1.75%
With Sales Charge 1.75%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2018

Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. 4.67%
Pfizer, Inc. Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) is a research-based, global biopharmaceutical company. The Company manages its operations through five segments: Primary Care; Specialty Care and Oncology; Established Products and Emerging Markets; Animal Health and Consumer Healthcare, and Nutrition. 3.94%
Royal Dutch Shell plc, Class A Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is an independent oil and gas company. 3.84%
Intel Corp. Intel Corporation is a semiconductor chip maker, developing advanced integrated digital technology products, primarily integrated circuits, for industries, such as computing and communications. 3.73%
Nestle S.A., Registered Shares Nestle is the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. 3.30%
Total S.A. TOTAL is the world's fourth-largest integrated oil and petroleum company, engaged in oil and gas exploration, development, production, refining, marketing, trading and shipping. 3.14%
Chevron Corp. Chevron Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated energy, chemicals, and petroleum operations worldwide. 2.95%
Roche Holdings AG, Genusscheine Roche Holdings AG is a Switzerland-based pharmaceuticals and diagnostics company. 2.78%
Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. 2.78%
AstraZeneca plc 2.40%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2018)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2018
Large ( > $10 bil) 97.9%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 2.1%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 10/31/2018) $62.8 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 10/31/2018)
Pharmaceuticals 16.1%
Integrated Oil & Gas 13.4%
Diversified Banks 11.1%
Aerospace & Defense 5.9%
Packaged Foods & Meats 4.8%
Electric Utilities 4.0%
Semiconductors 3.9%
Tobacco 3.5%
Personal Products 3.1%
Diversified Chemicals 2.6%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2018
Health Care 17.90%
Financials 16.92%
Consumer Staples 14.93%
Energy 14.57%
Industrials 11.61%
Information Technology 7.00%
Materials 6.35%
Utilities 5.22%
Consumer Discretionary 3.38%
Communication Services 2.12%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2018
Foreign Common Stock 58.45%
Domestic Common Stock 37.27%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4.28%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2018
United States 38.9%
United Kingdom 12.0%
France 11.9%
Netherlands 6.5%
Switzerland 6.4%
Canada 3.8%
Japan 3.5%
Hong Kong 3.0%
Ireland 2.9%
Italy 1.9%
China 1.5%
Spain 1.5%
Russia 1.4%
Norway 1.3%
Singapore 1.2%
Malaysia 1.2%
South Africa 1.1%
Total Portfolio Holdings
DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2018)

Fund Documents


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

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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 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. The portfolio's emphasis on dividend-paying stocks involves the risk that such stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform non-dividend paying stocks and the market as a whole over any period of time. In addition, there is no guarantee that the companies in which the portfolio invests will declare dividends in the future or that dividends, if declared, will remain at current levels or increase over time. The amount of any dividend the company may pay may fluctuate significantly. In addition, the value of dividend-paying common stocks can decline when interest rates rise as fixed-income investments become more attractive to investors. This risk may be greater due to the current period of historically low interest rates. 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 will have a greater impact on the portfolio's net asset value than it would if the portfolio invested in a large number of securities. These and other risks are more fully described in the portfolio's prospectus. Not all funds or fund classes may be offered at all broker/dealers.The IVY VARIABLE INSURANCE PORTFOLIOSSM, 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.

Effective April 30, 2018, the Portfolio's benchmark changed from the Russell 1000 Index to the FTSE All World High Dividend Yield Index. Both the prior and current benchmark indexes will be shown for a period of one year for comparison purposes.

Index Description: Russell 1000 is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the stock market. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The FTSE All-World High Dividend Yield Index comprises stocks that are characterized by higher than-average dividend yields and is based on the FTSE All-World Index. Real estate investment trusts (REITS) are removed from the index, as are stocks that are forecast to pay a zero dividend over the next 12 months. The remaining stocks are ranked by annual dividend yield and included in the target index until the cumulative market capitalization reaches 50% of the total market cap of this universe of stocks.

Annuities are long-term financial products designed for retirement purposes. Annuity and life insurance guarantees are based on the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company. The guarantees have no bearing on the performance of a variable investment option. Variable investment options are subject to market risk, including loss of principal. There are charges and expenses associated with annuities and variable life insurance products, including mortality and expense risk charges, management fees, administrative fees, expenses for optional riders and deferred sales charges for early withdrawals. Withdrawals before age 59 1/2 may be subject to a 10% IRS tax penalty and surrender charges may apply.

Effective Apr. 30, 2018, Ivy VIP Dividend Opportunities was renamed Ivy VIP Global Equity Income.

Pricing: All prices and year-to-date returns are based on closing quotes unless noted, as supplied to the NASDAQ by 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. YTD Prices can be updated 3 to 4 hours after the Daily Pricing information which can result in mismatching data.

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Unsubsidized yields reflect what the yield would have been without the effect of reimbursements and waivers. The adviser and its affiliates have or may voluntarily waive a portion of their fees (including, but not limited to, distribution and service (12b-1) fees) and reimburse certain expenses. There is no guarantee that the fund will avoid a negative yield. Such undertaking may be amended or withdrawn at any time.

12-Month Trailing Distribution Yield: at NAV refers to the 12-month historical cash flow paid over the past 12 months in dividends, divided by the past months ending NAV.

Alpha, Beta, R-Squared, Standard Deviation, Sharpe Ratio and Capture Ratio are 5 year statistics. Alpha is a measure of a fund's actual returns and expected performance, given its level of risk (as measured by beta). Beta reflects the sensitivity of the fund's return to fluctuations in the market index. R-squared indicates how much of a fund's fluctuations were attributable to movements in the fund's benchmark. Standard deviation is a measure of how volatile a fund's returns are. Sharpe ratio is a measure of a fund's risk-adjusted performance. Capture ratio reflects the annualized product of fund vs. index returns for all months in which the index had a positive return (upside capture) or negative return (downside capture).

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