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Ivy VIP Limited-Term Bond

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$4.89 NAV as of 9/21/2017
$0.00 / -0.02% Daily NAV Change
1.62% YTD (NAV) as of 9/21/2017 i

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Fund Summary

Managing interest rate risk with income potential
Duration
Duration measures the sensitivity of a fixed income investment to interest rate changes. Portfolio invests in short-term bonds, which have low duration and less rate sensitivity and longer-duration securities.
Discipline
Invests primarily in high quality securities.
Diversification
Bond funds can offer income and diversification to an all-equity portfolio.
Morningstar Style Box
LTD MOD EXT
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Medium
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Portfolio Management
  • Susan K. Regan

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 3 Years with Fund
    • — 30 Years in Industry
Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2017

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 9/21/2017
Net Asset Value (NAV) $4.89  
Daily NAV Change $0.00 -0.02%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.01) -0.15%
Public Offering Price (POP) $4.89
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol -
CUSIP 46600H687
Fund Code 871
Fund Type Fixed Income Funds
Fund Inception 8/23/2010
Class Inception 8/23/2010
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets
(as of 8/31/2017)
$423.2 mil
Total Holdings
(as of 8/31/2017)
212
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 6/30/2017)
32%
Lipper Category VA Short-Intmdt Investment Grade Debt Funds
Morningstar Category Short-Term Bond
BenchmarkBBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr 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 8/31/2017

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 1.89% 0.83% 1.46% 1.13% N/A 1.53%
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD 1.85% 0.93% 1.52% 1.29% 2.85% 1.62%
Lipper VA Short-Intmdt Investment Grade Debt Funds 1.97% 0.96% 1.61% 1.18% 1.91% 1.53%

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 6/30/2017

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 1.17% 0.34% 1.23% 1.20% N/A 1.47%
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD 1.14% 0.11% 1.35% 1.29% 2.97% 1.56%
Lipper VA Short-Intmdt Investment Grade Debt Funds 1.22% 0.65% 1.47% 1.26% 2.21% 1.47%

Calendar Year Return

20122013201420152016200720082009201020112003200420052006
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD2.24 0.28 1.42 0.97 1.56 7.27 5.13 4.62 4.08 3.14 3.35 1.85 1.44 4.22
Class II3.37 -0.54 0.97 0.87 1.94 - - - - 3.17 - - - -

Morningstar Ratings as of 8/31/2017

Category: Short-Term Bond

Overall out of 463 ★★★
3 Year out of 463 ★★★
5 Year out of 376 ★★★
10 Year out of

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns

Lipper Ranking through 8/31/2017

Category: VA Short-Intmdt Investment Grade Debt Funds

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 19 /32 58
3 Year 18 /31 57
5 Year 17 /29 57

Rankings are based on average annual total returns, but do not consider sales charges.

Expense Ratios as of 4/28/2017

Net 0.81%
Gross 0.81%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 8/31/2017

Fund 1.50
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD 1.23

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 8/31/2017

Alpha -0.12
Beta 1.05
R-Squared 86.64
Sharpe Ratio 0.80
Capture Ratio

Upside: 101.51%

Downside: 109.60%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

Growth of a $10,000 Investment through 8/31/2017

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 8/23/2010

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 8/23/2010

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 8/31/2017

NAV 1.59%
With Sales Charge 1.59%

Annualized 30-Day SEC Yield as of 8/31/2017

Subsidized 1.48%
Unsubsidized 1.48%

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Top 10 Holdings as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2017

U.S. Treasury Notes, 1.9%, 2/28/2022 3.58%
U.S. Treasury Notes, 2.8%, 2/28/2018 2.14%
U.S. Treasury Notes, 2.0%, 12/31/2021 1.92%
U.S. Treasury Notes, 1.8%, 10/31/2020 1.91%
Visa, Inc., 2.8%, 12/14/2022 1.21%
U.S. Treasury Notes, 0.8%, 10/31/2017 1.18%
Northern Trust Corp., 2.4%, 8/2/2022 1.13%
Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 5.0%, 2/1/2021 1.01%
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The), 2.6%, 12/27/2020 0.96%
Republic Services, Inc., 3.8%, 5/15/2018 0.96%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 6/30/2017)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Maturity as a % of fixed income assets as of 8/31/2017
<1 Year 21.60%
1-5 Years 64.40%
5-10 Years 12.00%
10-20 Years 1.70%
>20 Years 0.30%
Average Maturity 2.78 years
Effective Duration 2.57 years
Fixed Income Country Allocation (as a % of bond holdings as of 8/31/2017)
United States 94.1%
Japan 1.8%
Canada 1.4%
Netherlands 1.1%
United Kingdom 0.9%
Norway 0.6%
Cayman Islands 0.1%
Quality as a % of fixed income assets as of 8/31/2017
Government Bonds 24.00%
NonRated 0.40%
AAA 1.40%
AA 9.70%
A 26.00%
BBB 37.00%
BB 1.50%

Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's. For securities not rated by Standard & Poor's, ratings are obtained from Moody's. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.

Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 8/31/2017
Corporate Bonds 68.45%
Government Bonds 23.02%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 4.22%
Mortgage-Backed Securities 1.24%
General Obligation Bonds 1.18%
Revenue Bonds 0.97%
Asset-Backed Securities 0.92%
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. Fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk and, as such, the net asset value of the Portfolio may fall as interest rates rise. 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.

The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1-5 Year Government/Credit Bond Index is the 1-5 year component of the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Government/Credit Index, which includes treasuries, agencies, publicly issued U.S. corporate and foreign debentures & secured notes. To be included in the index, securities must have at least one, and up to, but not including five years to maturity. Source: Bloomberg Barclays

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.

Original shares of the Portfolio were renamed Class II shares on April 28, 2017.

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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.

30-Day SEC Yield: is calculated based on a formula mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that calculates a fund's hypothetical annualized income, as a percentage of its assets. A security's income, for the purposes of this calculation, is based on the current market yield to maturity (in the case of bonds) or projected dividend yield (for stocks) of the fund's holdings over a trailing 30 day period. This hypothetical income will differ (at times, significantly) from the fund's actual experience; as a result, income distributions from the fund may be higher or lower than implied by the SEC yield.

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.

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