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Ivy VIP Natural Resources

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$4.35 NAV as of 11/24/2017
$0.02 / 0.37% Daily NAV Change
-3.29% YTD (NAV) as of 11/24/2017 i

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Fund Summary

Tap the potential of natural resources companies worldwide
Investment universe
Can invest in international and domestic resource-related stocks, including oil and gas, precious metals, forest products, agribusiness, alternative energy and commodities.
Disciplined process
Portfolio manager uses a review of macroeconomic and global market environment plus a focus on fundamentals for stock selection in seeking long-term returns
Potential benefits
Commodities as an asset class historically have not moved in tandem with stocks, offering diversification and potential inflation protection by investing in life’s essential elements..
Morningstar Style Box
Value Blend Growth
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Portfolio Management
  • David P. Ginther, CPA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 4 Years with Fund
    • — 22 Years in Industry
  • Michael T. Wolverton, CFA

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

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
XBRL
Daily Prices as of 11/24/2017
Net Asset Value (NAV) $4.35  
Daily NAV Change $0.02 0.37%
Weekly NAV Change $0.07 1.64%
Public Offering Price (POP) $4.35
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol -
CUSIP 46600H703
Fund Code 868
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 4/28/2005
Class Inception 4/28/2005
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets
(as of 10/31/2017)
$126.8 mil
Total Equity Holdings
(as of 10/31/2017)
43
Total Holdings
(as of 10/31/2017)
45
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 6/30/2017)
18%
Lipper Category Natural Resources Funds
Morningstar Category Natural Resources
BenchmarkMSCI ACWI IMI ENERGY 55 MATERIALS 45
BenchmarkMSCI ACWI IMI/ Energy Index USD Net
BenchmarkMSCI ACWI IMI/ Materials Index USD Net

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 10/31/2017

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV -4.45% 4.13% -6.63% -2.62% -6.06% 1.64%
MSCI ACWI IMI ENERGY 55 MATERIALS 45 9.79% 17.16% 1.16% 1.73% -0.75% %
MSCI ACWI IMI/ Energy Index USD Net -0.68% 8.62% -4.81% -1.19% -2.01% 3.82%
MSCI ACWI IMI/ Materials Index USD Net 23.38% 27.69% 8.49% 5.05% 0.28% 7.45%
Lipper Natural Resources Funds -4.53% 2.85% -5.58% -2.20% -2.26% 2.81%

Quarterly Rates of Return Average Annual Total Returns as of 9/30/2017

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV -4.60% 1.64% -8.79% -2.72% -5.41% 1.63%
MSCI ACWI IMI ENERGY 55 MATERIALS 45 8.05% 14.05% -0.93% 1.20% -0.39% %
MSCI ACWI IMI/ Energy Index USD Net -1.33% 6.31% -6.86% -1.65% -1.50% 3.79%
MSCI ACWI IMI/ Materials Index USD Net 19.94% 23.41% 6.31% 4.41% 0.44% 7.26%
Lipper Natural Resources Funds -4.07% -0.51% -7.63% -2.49% -1.74% 2.77%

Calendar Year Return

20122013201420152016200720082009201020112003200420052006
Class II1.89 7.80 -13.04 -22.39 23.81 43.50 -61.46 73.64 17.06 -21.45 - - - 25.49
MSCI ACWI IMI ENERGY 55 MATERIALS 45 6.32 7.57 -11.31 -19.71 - 34.79 -46.68 50.95 18.00 -11.58 37.74 25.50 27.71 25.79

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/2017

Category: Natural Resources

Overall out of 128 ★★
3 Year out of 128 ★★
5 Year out of 115 ★★
10 Year out of 71

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns

Lipper Ranking through 10/31/2017

Category: Natural Resources Funds

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 13 /35 37
3 Year 16 /33 48
5 Year 14 /26 52
10 Year 21 /22 92

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

Expense Ratios as of 4/28/2017

Net 1.36%
Gross 1.36%

5-Year Standard Deviation as of 10/31/2017

Fund 18.84
MSCI ACWI IMI ENERGY 55 MATERIALS 45 15.15
MSCI ACWI IMI/ Energy Index USD Net N/A
MSCI ACWI IMI/ Materials Index USD Net N/A

5-Year MPT* Statistics as of 10/31/2017

Alpha -7.74
Beta 1.05
R-Squared 87.57
Sharpe Ratio -0.37
Capture Ratio

Upside: 92.29%

Downside: 126.62%

*Modern Portfolio Theory

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

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 4/28/2005

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 4/28/2005

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 10/31/2017

Halliburton Co. Halliburton Company provides various products and services to the energy industry for the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties worldwide. 6.33%
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. 3.52%
BHP Billiton plc BHP Billiton Plc is a diversified natural resources company that operates worldwide. 3.47%
Rio Tinto plc Rio Tinto Plc is an international business involved in each stage of metal and mineral production. The company produces aluminum, copper, diamonds, coal, iron ore, uranium, gold and industrial minerals (borates, titanium dioxide, salt, talc and zircon). 3.47%
Dow Chemical Co. (The) 3.44%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties located in North America. 3.35%
Phillips 66 Phillips 66 is an independent downstream energy company that operates in refining & marketing, midstream and chemicals 3.26%
EOG Resources, Inc. EOG Resources, Inc., explores, develops, produces and markets natural gas and crude oil primarily in producing basins in the United States, Canada, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and The People's Republic of China. 3.23%
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. 3.13%
Concho Resources, Inc. Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, develops, and explores for oil and natural gas properties in the U.S. 2.80%
Total Portfolio Holdings DOWNLOAD (as of 9/30/2017)
updated quarterly, upon availability
Market Capitalization
as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2017
Large 73.7%
Medium 25.9%
Small 0.5%
Median Market Cap (as of 10/31/2017) $14.5 bil
Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 10/31/2017)
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production 31.1%
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services 15.0%
Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation 10.3%
Diversified Metals & Mining 7.5%
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing 5.3%
Specialty Chemicals 4.9%
Industrial Gases 3.8%
Diversified Chemicals 3.7%
Integrated Oil & Gas 3.6%
Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals 3.4%
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2017
Energy 66.90%
Materials 28.49%
Industrials 2.73%
Consumer Staples 1.88%
Utilities 0.00%
Portfolio Composition as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2017
Domestic Common Stock 72.21%
Foreign Common Stock 20.30%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 7.49%
Preferred Stock 0.00%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2017
United States 78.1%
United Kingdom 11.5%
Canada 8.6%
Netherlands 1.9%
China 0.0%
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
XBRL

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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 share will change, and you could lose money on your investment. Investing in companies involved in one specified sector may be more risky and volatile than an investment with greater diversification. 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. Investing in natural resources can be riskier than other types of investment activities because of a range of factors, including price fluctuation caused by real and perceived inflationary trends and political developments; and the cost assumed by natural resource companies in complying with environmental and safety regulations. Investing in physical commodities, such as gold, exposes the fund to other risk considerations such as potentially severe price fluctuations over short periods of time. These and other risks are more fully described in the portfolio's prospectus. Not all portfolios may be offered at all broker/dealers.

Index Description: MSCI ACWI (All Country World Index) 55% Energy and 45% Materials Index is a custom index that is a free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index that is designed to measure the energy and materials equity market performance of developed and emerging markets. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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High recent returns are attributable, in part, to unusually favorable market conditions and may not be repeated or consistently achieved in the future.

Ivy VIP Global Natural Resources was renamed Ivy VIP Natural Resources on April 28, 2017.

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

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