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Ivy VIP Global Growth

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$9.65 NAV as of 3/22/2019
($0.21) / -2.17% Daily NAV Change
11.34% YTD (NAV) as of 3/22/2019 i

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Overview
We utilize a research-based investment process that blends bottom-up stock selection, with a top-down global economic analysis. We seek strong companies that possess a unique, sustainable competitive advantage that we believe will allow them to withstand competitive pressures and grow faster than the general economy. We look at a number of facts in selecting securities, including a company’s competitive position and its sustainability, a company’s growth and earning potential and valuation, a company’s financials, including cash flow and balance sheet, management of the company and strength of the industry, and applicable economic, market and political conditions of the country in which the company is located and/or in which it is doing business.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
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Portfolio Management
  • Sarah C. Ross, CFA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 4 Years with Fund
    • — 23 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 2/28/2019

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.

Documents
Fact Sheet
Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
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Daily Prices as of 3/22/2019
Net Asset Value (NAV) $9.65  
Daily NAV Change ($0.21) -2.17%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.11) -1.13%
Public Offering Price (POP) $9.65
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 2/28/2019)
$147.1 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 2/28/2019)
62
Total Holdings
(as of 2/28/2019)
64
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 12/31/2018)
40%
Morningstar Category World Large Stock
Lipper Category VA Global Large-Cap 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.

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 2/28/2019

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 10.99% -1.42% 11.54% 5.05% 11.40% 7.08%
MSCI World NR USD 11.02% 0.43% 12.64% 6.53% 13.05% -
Morningstar World Large Stock 11.01% -0.67% 11.94% 5.66% 12.48% -

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 12/31/2018

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV -6.27% -6.27% 4.21% 3.39% 8.42% 6.67%
MSCI World NR USD -8.71% -8.71% 6.30% 4.56% 9.67% -
Morningstar World Large Stock -9.64% -9.64% 5.69% 3.72% 9.33% -

Calendar Year Return

201420152016201720182009201020112012201320042005200620072008199920002001200220031995199619971998
Class II0.96 3.39 -3.04 24.52 -6.27 26.89 14.79 -7.32 18.05 19.23 14.00 16.47 20.99 21.29 -42.15 65.58 -23.66 -22.23 -18.15 24.90 7.28 15.11 16.70 33.89
MSCI World NR USD4.94 -0.87 7.51 22.40 -8.71 29.99 11.76 -5.54 15.83 26.68 14.72 9.49 20.07 9.04 -40.71 - - - - 33.11 - - - -

Morningstar Ratings as of 2/28/2019

Category: World Large Stock

Overall out of 732 ★★★
3 Year out of 732 ★★★
5 Year out of 623 ★★★
10 Year out of 366 ★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 2/28/2019

Category: World Large Stock

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 27 /75 62
3 Year 45 /69 53
5 Year 44 /63 64
10 Year 36 /51 67

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 1.13%
Gross 1.17%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 2/28/2019

Fund 12.61
MSCI World NR USD 10.97

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 2/28/2019

Alpha -2.18
Beta 1.12
R-Squared 89.95
Sharpe Ratio 0.83
Capture Ratio

Upside: 105.60%

Downside: 124.57%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 2/28/2019

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.

12-Month Trailing Dist. Yield as of 2/28/2019

NAV 0.47%
With Sales Charge 0.47%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 2/28/2019

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. 5.57%
Amazon.com, Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. 4.27%
CME Group, Inc. CME Group Inc., a U.S. company, is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. It owns and operates large derivatives and futures exchanges in Chicago and New York, as well as online trading platforms.  3.47%
Visa, Inc., Class A Visa Inc. operates retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. 3.40%
HCA Holdings, Inc. HCA Holdings, Inc., was one of the first hospital companies in the U.S., and now includes 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. 3.22%
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. 3.09%
Dollar General Corp. The largest small-box discount consumer retailer in the U.S. 3.00%
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Class A Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation is a provider of custom information technology (IT) consulting and technology services, and outsourcing services. 2.62%
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. 2.45%
Prudential plc Prudential plc (Prudential) is United Kingdom-based international financial services company with its principal operations in the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia. 2.42%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 12/31/2018)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 2/28/2019
Large ( > $10 bil) 97.1%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 2.9%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 2/28/2019) $56.4 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 2/28/2019)
Life & Health Insurance 7.3%
Aerospace & Defense 7.3%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 6.9%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 5.8%
Financial Exchanges & Data 3.6%
Life Sciences Tools & Services 3.6%
Health Care Facilities 3.4%
Systems Software 3.2%
Tobacco 3.2%
General Merchandise Stores 3.1%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 2/28/2019
Information Technology 17.89%
Financials 16.71%
Health Care 16.39%
Consumer Discretionary 16.27%
Industrials 15.61%
Consumer Staples 9.04%
Energy 5.08%
Communication Services 3.01%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 2/28/2019
Domestic Common Stock 52.80%
Foreign Common Stock 42.93%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4.27%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 2/28/2019
United States 54.1%
France 10.7%
United Kingdom 8.2%
Netherlands 5.5%
China 4.7%
Canada 3.8%
Hong Kong 3.3%
Japan 3.3%
Switzerland 2.1%
Italy 1.6%
Sweden 1.1%
India 1.0%
Germany 0.7%
Total Portfolio Holdings
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Fund Documents

Documents

Fact Sheet
Prospectus
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'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 45 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 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.

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In November of 2014, Ivy VIP International Growth expanded its investment strategy to include stocks of U.S. companies. Effective January 1, 2015, the Portfolio changed its name to Ivy VIP Global Growth to reflect its global focus. Performance prior to November 2014 reflects the Portfolio’s former international strategy and may have differed if the Portfolio’s current strategy that includes investing globally had been in place.

Fee Waiver and/or Expense Reimbursement: Through April 30, 2019, Ivy Investment Management Company (IICO), the Portfolio’s investment manager, Ivy Distributors, Inc. (IDI), 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, 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.

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