Fund Detail

Ivy VIP Growth

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$12.83 NAV as of 3/1/2021
$0.30 / 2.37% Daily NAV Change
0.97% YTD (NAV) as of 3/1/2021 i

Fund Summary

Seeking quality growth companies with competitive advantages
Consistent Philosophy
Long-term focus of owning enduring business models over multi-year periods.
Sustainable Process
Seeks durable, competitively advantaged companies capable of participating in rising markets, weathering disruption and mitigating loss.
Disciplined Construction
Emphasis on fundamental, active stock selection driving risk and return over time through a portfolio that typically holds 40-60 companies.
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
Portfolio Management
  • Bradley M. Klapmeyer, CFA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 5 Years with Fund
    • — 21 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 2/28/2021

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
Q1 Holdings
Q3 Holdings
Daily Prices as of 3/1/2021
Net Asset Value (NAV) $12.83  
Daily NAV Change $0.30 2.37%
Weekly NAV Change $0.02 0.14%
Public Offering Price (POP) $12.83
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol -
CUSIP 46600H802
Fund Code 856
Fund Type Domestic Equity
Fund Inception 7/13/1987
Class Inception 7/13/1987
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets
(as of 1/31/2021)
$867.1 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 1/31/2021)
Total Holdings
(as of 1/31/2021)
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 12/31/2019)
Morningstar Category Large Growth
BenchmarkRussell 1000 Growth 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 2/28/2021

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV -1.37% 34.40% 18.95% 20.94% 15.46% 11.80%

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 12/31/2020

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
Fund at NAV 30.55% 30.55% 22.18% 19.01% 16.22% 11.91%
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD 38.49% 38.49% 22.99% 21.00% 17.21% -
Morningstar Large Growth 35.86% 35.86% 20.50% 18.30% 15.14% -

Calendar Year Return

Class II1.22 29.34 2.28 36.59 30.55 2.12 12.74 36.46 11.81 7.17 5.04 25.81 -36.27 27.07 12.58 -14.34 -21.30 23.06 3.31 11.23 12.41 21.44 27.31 34.35 1.41 38.56
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD7.08 30.21 -1.51 36.39 38.49 2.64 15.26 33.48 13.05 5.67 9.07 11.81 -38.44 37.21 16.71 - - 29.75 6.30 5.26 - - - - - -

Morningstar Ratings as of 1/31/2021

Category: Large Growth

Overall out of 1203 ★★★★
3 Year out of 1203 ★★★
5 Year out of 1075 ★★★
10 Year out of 789 ★★★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 1/31/2021

Category: Large Growth

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 215 /245 73
3 Year 127 /243 42
5 Year 149 /234 44
10 Year 101 /211 32

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 4/30/2020

Net 1.00%
Gross 1.00%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 1/31/2021

Fund 15.21
Russell 1000 Growth TR USD 16.00

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 1/31/2021

Alpha -0.58
Beta 0.93
R-Squared 96.04
Sharpe Ratio 1.24
Capture Ratio

Upside: 95.03%

Downside: 102.04%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 2/28/2021

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 7/13/1987

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 7/13/1987

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 1/31/2021

NAV 0.00%
With Sales Charge 0.00%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Equity Holdings as a % of net assets as of 1/31/2021

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. 10.48%
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. 9.08%, Inc., Inc. operates as an online retailer in North America and internationally. 7.70%
Alphabet, Inc., Class A Alphabet Inc through its subsidiary Google Inc is engaged in improving the ways people connect with information & products including Search, Android, YouTube, Apps, Maps & Ads. It also produces internet-connected home devices & provides internet services. 4.61%
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. 4.23%
Motorola Solutions, Inc. 3.11%
Facebook, Inc., Class A Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. It builds various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. 3.08%
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. 2.91%
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. 2.88%
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company offering a spectrum of products and services serving consumers, employers, physicians, providers, hospitals and other caregivers. 2.86%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 12/31/2020)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization as a % of equity assets as of 2/28/2021
Large ( > $10 bil) 100.0%
Medium ($2 - $10 bil) 0.0%
Small ( < $2 bil) 0.0%
Median Market Cap (as of 1/31/2021) $78.0 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 1/31/2021)
Systems Software 10.6%
Internet & Direct Marketing Retail 9.7%
Interactive Media & Services 9.6%
Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals 9.2%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 9.0%
Application Software 8.1%
Health Care Equipment 3.2%
Communications Equipment 3.1%
Financial Exchanges & Data 3.1%
Managed Health Care 2.9%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 1/31/2021
Information Technology 47.01%
Consumer Discretionary 15.55%
Health Care 13.09%
Communication Services 12.38%
Industrials 6.07%
Financials 3.06%
Consumer Staples 2.49%
Real Estate 0.35%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 1/31/2021
Domestic Common Stock 97.19%
Foreign Common Stock 1.90%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 0.91%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 1/31/2021
United States 98.1%
Italy 1.9%
Total Portfolio Holdings
DOWNLOAD (as of 12/31/2020)

Fund Documents


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

Additional Fund Literature

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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. Investing in companies involved primarily in a single asset class (large cap) may be more risky and volatile than an investment with greater diversification. The Portfolio typically holds a limited number of stocks (generally 40 to 60), and the Portfolio’s manager also tends to invest a significant portion of the Portfolio’s total assets in a limited number of stocks. As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Portfolio may have a greater impact on the Portfolio’s NAV than it would if the Portfolio invested in a larger number of securities or if the Portfolio’s manager invested a greater portion of the Portfolio’s total assets in a larger number of stocks. 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. Not all portfolios or portfolio 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. These and other risks are more fully described in the Portfolio’s prospectus.

Index Description: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Index represents the union of the U.S. Aggregate Index, the U.S. High-Yield Corporate Index, the 144A Index, the Eurodollar Index, the Emerging Markets Index, and the non-ERISA portion of the CMBS Index. Municipal debt, private placements, and non-dollar-denominated issues are excluded from the Universal Index. The only constituent of the index that includes floating-rate debt is the Emerging Markets Index. Source: Bloomberg Barclays. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Russell 1000 Growth Index measures the performance of the large-cap growth segment of the U.S. equity universe. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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.

Co-portfolio Manager Daniel P. Becker, CFA, left the firm effective April 12, 2018

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