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Ivy VIP Pathfinder Conservative

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$4.96 NAV as of 11/15/2018
$0.02 / 0.33% Daily NAV Change
0.60% YTD (NAV) as of 11/15/2018 i

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Overview
To achieve its objective, Ivy VIP Pathfinder Conservative allocates its assets primarily among the underlying funds shown on this Fund Detail page so that approximately 30-40% of their value is in U.S. stocks, approximately 5-15% is in international/global stocks, approximately 0-40% is in bonds and approximately 20-65% in short-term investments. The Portfolio's allocation primarily focuses on bonds and short-term investments while including stocks for long-term growth.
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Portfolio Management
  • Chace Brundige, CFA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 2 Years with Fund
    • — 25 Years in Industry
  • Aaron D. Young

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — 2 Years with Fund
    • — 13 Years in Industry
  • W. Jeffery Surles, CFA

    • — Ivy Investment Management Company
    • — <1 Years with Fund
    • — 17 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.

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 11/15/2018
Net Asset Value (NAV) $4.96  
Daily NAV Change $0.02 0.33%
Weekly NAV Change ($0.05) -0.96%
Public Offering Price (POP) $4.96
Fund Facts
Ticker Symbol -
CUSIP 46600H711
Fund Code 846
Fund Type Specialty Funds
Fund Inception 3/13/2008
Class Inception 3/13/2008
Fiscal Year End December
Dividends Paid May
Fund Assets
(as of 10/31/2018)
$99.5 mil
Portfolio Turnover Rate
(as of 6/30/2018)
31%
Morningstar Category Allocation--30% to 50% Equity
Lipper Category VUF Mixed-Asset Target Alloc Conservative Funds
Benchmark35% Russell 3000 Index + 35% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index + 20% Bloomberg Barclays 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit Index + 10% MSCI EAFE Index
BenchmarkRussell 3000 TR USD
BenchmarkBBgBarc US Universal TR USD
BenchmarkBBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD
BenchmarkMSCI EAFE NR USD
BenchmarkBloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD
BenchmarkBloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD
BenchmarkS&P 500 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)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 0.31% 1.64% 4.20% 3.90% 6.04% 4.58%
35% Russell 3000 Index + 35% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index + 20% Bloomberg Barclays 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit Index + 10% MSCI EAFE Index -0.75% 0.97% 5.07% 5.02% 7.61% -
Russell 3000 TR USD 2.43% 6.60% 11.27% 10.81% 13.35% -
BBgBarc US Universal TR USD -2.23% -1.95% 1.59% 2.16% 4.51% -
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD -0.02% -0.29% 0.78% 1.00% 2.32% -
MSCI EAFE NR USD -9.28% -6.85% 3.62% 2.02% 6.89% -
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD -2.38% -2.05% 1.04% 1.83% 3.94% -
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 1.45% 1.62% 0.84% 0.52% 0.31% -
S&P 500 TR USD 3.01% 7.35% 11.52% 11.34% 13.24% -
Morningstar Allocation--30% to 50% Equity -2.67% -1.08% 3.81% 3.37% 6.87% -

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

(Returns for periods of less than 1-yr are not annualized)
YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR LIFE
Fund at NAV 4.12% 6.58% 6.64% 5.09% 5.72% 4.99%
35% Russell 3000 Index + 35% Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index + 20% Bloomberg Barclays 1-5 Year U.S. Government/Credit Index + 10% MSCI EAFE Index 3.02% 5.80% 7.65% 6.27% 6.94% -
Russell 3000 TR USD 10.57% 17.58% 17.07% 13.46% 12.01% -
BBgBarc US Universal TR USD -1.41% -1.00% 1.98% 2.53% 4.22% -
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD -0.07% -0.38% 0.72% 1.06% 2.30% -
MSCI EAFE NR USD -1.43% 2.74% 9.23% 4.42% 5.38% -
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD -1.60% -1.22% 1.31% 2.16% 3.77% -
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD 1.26% 1.52% 0.78% 0.48% 0.30% -
S&P 500 TR USD 10.56% 17.91% 17.31% 13.95% 11.97% -
Morningstar Allocation--30% to 50% Equity 1.08% 3.30% 6.30% 4.74% 6.05% -

Calendar Year Return

201320142015201620172008200920102011201220032004200520062007
Class II14.75 3.39 0.45 2.84 10.51 - 12.95 9.38 0.75 6.95 - - - - -
Russell 3000 TR USD33.55 12.56 0.48 12.74 21.13 -37.31 28.34 16.93 1.03 16.42 - 11.95 6.12 15.72 5.14
BBgBarc US Universal TR USD-1.35 5.56 0.43 3.91 4.09 2.38 8.60 7.16 7.40 5.53 - 4.97 2.72 4.97 6.50
BBgBarc US Govt/Credit 1-5 Yr TR USD0.28 1.42 0.97 1.56 1.27 5.13 4.62 4.08 3.14 2.24 3.35 1.85 1.44 4.22 7.27
MSCI EAFE NR USD22.78 -4.90 -0.81 1.00 25.03 -43.38 31.78 7.75 -12.14 17.32 38.59 20.25 13.54 26.34 11.17
Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond TR USD-2.02 5.97 0.55 2.65 3.54 5.24 5.93 6.54 7.84 4.21 4.10 4.34 2.43 4.33 6.97
Bloomberg Barclays US Treasury Bill 1-3 Mon TR USD0.05 0.02 0.03 0.26 0.82 1.77 0.15 0.13 0.07 0.08 1.03 1.24 3.00 4.80 4.78
S&P 500 TR USD32.39 13.69 1.38 11.96 21.83 -37.00 26.46 15.06 2.11 16.00 28.68 10.88 4.91 15.79 5.49

Morningstar Ratings as of 10/31/2018

Category: Allocation--30% to 50% Equity

Overall out of 460 ★★★
3 Year out of 460 ★★★
5 Year out of 368 ★★★★
10 Year out of 261 ★★

Ratings are based on risk-adjusted returns.

Morningstar Ranking through 10/31/2018

Category: Allocation--30% to 50% Equity

  Rank Percentile
1 Year 4 /129 5
3 Year 49 /118 39
5 Year 51 /104 31
10 Year 52 /55 73

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 0.86%
Gross 0.86%

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 3/13/2008

Date Price Dividend Reinvest Date Capital Gain Reinvest Date

Historical Distributions Inception 3/13/2008

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 1.15%
With Sales Charge 1.15%

Fund Documents

Top 10 Industry Allocation (as a % of Equity Holdings as of 10/31/2018)
Pharmaceuticals 5.7%
Data Processing & Outsourced Services 4.1%
Application Software 4.0%
Aerospace & Defense 3.8%
Systems Software 3.7%
Interactive Media & Services 3.7%
Health Care Equipment 3.5%
Other Diversified Financial Services 2.9%
Diversified Banks 2.7%
Semiconductors 2.4%
Fixed Income Country Allocation (as a % of bond holdings as of 10/31/2018)
United States 90.7%
Canada 2.8%
United Kingdom 1.5%
Japan 1.2%
Netherlands 0.9%
Australia 0.5%
Sweden 0.5%
Spain 0.4%
China 0.3%
Ireland 0.2%
Luxembourg 0.2%
Bermuda 0.2%
Switzerland 0.1%
France 0.1%
Norway 0.1%
Denmark 0.1%
Guernsey 0.1%
Mexico 0.1%
Hong Kong 0.0%
Cayman Islands 0.0%
Jamaica 0.0%
Macau 0.0%
Portfolio Allocation Ranges (as of the most recent prospectus)
Low High
Ivy VIP Limited-Term Bond Fund 0.0 % 65.0 %
Ivy VIP Government Money Market Fund 0.0 % 65.0 %
Ivy VIP Corporate Bond Fund 0.0 % 40.0 %
Ivy VIP Global Bond Fund 0.0 % 20.0 %
Ivy VIP Growth Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Core Equity Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Global Growth Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Value Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Global Equity Income Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP International Core Equity Fund 0.0 % 15.0 %
Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Core Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Growth Fund 0.0 % 10.0 %
Ivy VIP High Income Fund 0.0 % 5.0 %
Sector Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2018
Information Technology 19.16%
Financials 14.97%
Health Care 14.45%
Industrials 12.47%
Consumer Discretionary 11.12%
Communication Services 8.65%
Consumer Staples 7.53%
Energy 5.69%
Materials 3.15%
Utilities 1.61%
Real Estate 1.20%
Quality as a % of fixed income assets as of 10/31/2018
Government Bonds 34.20%
NonRated 0.10%
AAA 1.50%
AA 7.40%
A 20.90%
BBB 29.50%
BB 1.70%
B 3.10%
CCC 1.50%
Below CCC 0.10%

Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's, Moody’s, and Fitch. It is each Portfolio’s general policy to classify such security at the lower rating level if only two ratings are available. If more than two ratings are available and a median exists, the median is used. If more than two ratings exist without a median, the lower of the two middle ratings is used. 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 10/31/2018
Domestic Common Stock 28.48%
Corporate Bonds 24.27%
Cash and Cash Equivalents 23.14%
Government Bonds 13.72%
Foreign Common Stock 8.21%
Senior Loans 0.50%
General Obligation Bonds 0.42%
Revenue Bonds 0.40%
Asset-Backed Securities 0.34%
Other Government Securities 0.22%
Mortgage-Backed Securities 0.20%
Preferred Stock 0.10%
Other Financial Instruments 0.00%
Equity Country Allocation as a % of equity assets as of 10/31/2018
United States 77.4%
France 3.7%
United Kingdom 3.6%
Japan 2.7%
Switzerland 2.2%
Germany 1.6%
China 1.3%
Canada 1.2%
Ireland 1.0%
Netherlands 1.0%
Hong Kong 0.8%
Australia 0.5%
Luxembourg 0.4%
Italy 0.3%
Spain 0.3%
Norway 0.3%
Brazil 0.3%
Sweden 0.3%
South Korea 0.2%
India 0.2%
Taiwan 0.2%
Denmark 0.2%
Russia 0.1%
Malaysia 0.1%
Singapore 0.1%
South Africa 0.1%
Jersey 0.0%
Underlying Fund Composition as a % of net assets as of 10/31/2018
Ivy VIP Limited-Term Bond 24.5 %
Ivy VIP Government Money Market 18.5 %
Ivy VIP Corporate Bond 15.6 %
Ivy VIP Growth 7.3 %
Ivy VIP Core Equity 7.2 %
Ivy VIP Value 7.1 %
Ivy VIP International Core Equity 5.6 %
Ivy VIP Mid Cap Growth 4.9 %
Ivy VIP Global Equity Income 3.9 %
Ivy VIP High Income 2.5 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Growth 1.1 %
Ivy VIP Small Cap Core 0.7 %

Fund Documents

Documents

Fact Sheet
Prospectus
Summary Prospectus
Statement of Additional Information
Annual Report
Semi-Annual Report
Quarterly Commentary
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You could lose money by Investing in Ivy VIP Government Money Market. Although the Portfolio seeks to preserve the value of your Investment at $1.00 per share, it cannot guarantee it will do so. An investment In the Portfolio is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. The Portfolio's sponsor has no legal obligation to provide financial support to the Portfolio, and you should not expect that the sponsor will provide financial support to the Portfolio at any time.

Important Information About Fees And Expenses: Each Portfolio is a "fund of funds," meaning each will seek to achieve its particular level of risk/return objective by investing substantially all of its assets in the Ivy Variable Insurance Portfolios, Inc. and short-term investments in varying combinations and percentage amounts to achieve each Portfolio’s particular investment objective. Because an investor is investing in funds indirectly through the Pathfinder Portfolios, the investor will pay a proportionate share of the applicable expenses of the underlying funds, as well as the expenses of the particular Portfolio. Please consult the Portfolio, variable life insurance, or variable annuity prospectuses for additional information about fees, charges and expenses, and read them carefully before investing.

Effective April 30, 2018, the Portfolio's benchmarks changed to the Russell 3000 Index, MSCI EAFE Index, Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Universal Bond Index and Bloomberg Barclays 1-5Year U.S. Government/Credit Index. Both the prior and current benchmark indexes will be shown for a period of one year for comparison purposes.

Index Description: MSCI EAFE is an unmanaged index comprised of securities that represent the securities markets in Europe, Australasia and the Far East. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

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

Index Description: S&P 500 - An unmanaged index of common stocks. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Treasury Bills: 1-3 Month Index - Includes all publicly issued zero-coupon U.S. Treasury Bills that have a remaining maturity of less than 3 months and more than 1 month, are rated investment grade, and have $250 million or more of outstanding face value. In addition, the securities are denominated in U.S. dollars and are fixed rate and non-convertible. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: 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

Index Description: The Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond TR USD Index - A market capitalization-weighted index, representing most U.S. traded investment grade bonds. It is not possible to invest directly in an index.

Index Description: The Russell 3000® Index measures the performance of the largest 3000 U.S. companies representing approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. The Russell 3000® Index is constructed to provide a comprehensive, unbiased, and stable barometer of the broad market and is completely reconstituted annually to ensure new and growing equities are reflected. Source: FTSE Russell

Each Portfolio's risk designation is relative only to the other Portfolios and does not represent comparisons to any other investment. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and it is possible to lose money by investing. The performance of each Portfolio is dependent on the performance of its underlying funds, and each Portfolio will assume the risks associated with its underlying funds.

W. Jeffery Surles, CFA, became a co-portfolio manager on the Portfolio on Feb. 5, 2018.

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.

Style Analysis: The Morningstar Style Box reveals a fund's investment style. For equity funds the vertical axis shows the market capitalization of the stocks owned and the horizontal axis shows investment style (value, blend, or growth). For fixed-income funds, the vertical axis shows the credit quality of the bonds owned and the horizontal axis shows interest rate sensitivity as measured by a bond's effective duration. Morningstar seeks credit rating information from fund companies on a periodic basis (e.g., quarterly). In compiling credit rating information, Morningstar instructs fund companies to only use ratings that have been assigned by the following Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations (NRSROs): Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Fitch, and Egan-Jones. If two NRSROs have rated a security, fund companies are to report the lowest rating; if three or more NRSROs have rated the same security differently, fund companies are to report the rating that is in the middle. For example, if NRSRO X rates a security AA-, NRSRO Y rates the same security an A and NRSRO Z rates it a BBB+, the fund company should use the credit rating of 'A' in its reporting to Morningstar. PLEASE NOTE: Morningstar, Inc. is not itself an NRSRO nor does it issue a credit rating on the fund. An NRSRO rating on a fixed-income security can change from time-to-time. For credit quality, Morningstar combines the credit rating information provided by the fund companies with an average default rate calculation to come up with a weighted-average credit quality. The weighted-average credit quality is currently a letter that roughly corresponds to the scale used by a leading NRSRO. Bond funds are assigned a style box placement of "low", "medium", or "high" based on their average credit quality. Funds with a low credit quality are those whose weighted-average credit quality is determined to be less than "BBB-"; medium are those less than "AA-", but greater or equal to "BBB-"; and high are those with a weighted-average credit quality of "AA-" or higher. When classifying a bond portfolio, Morningstar first maps the NRSRO credit ratings of the underlying holdings to their respective default rates (as determined by Morningstar's analysis of actual historical default rates). Morningstar then averages these default rates to determine the average default rate for the entire bond fund. Finally, Morningstar maps this average default rate to its corresponding credit rating along a convex curve. For interest-rate sensitivity, Morningstar obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. Generally, Morningstar classifies a fixed-income fund's interest-rate sensitivity based on the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index (MCBI), which is currently three years. The classification of Limited will be assigned to those funds whose average effective duration is between 25% to 75% of MCBI's average effective duration; funds whose average effective duration is between 75% to 125% of the MCBI will be classified as Moderate; and those that are at 125% or greater of the average effective duration of the MCBI will be classified as Extensive. For municipal bond funds, Morningstar also obtains from fund companies the average effective duration. In these cases static breakpoints are utilized. These breakpoints are as follows: (i) Limited: 4.5 years or less; (ii) Moderate: more than 4.5 years but less than 7 years; and (iii) Extensive: more than 7 years. In addition, for non-US taxable and non-US domiciled fixed income funds static duration breakpoints are used: (i) Limited: less than or equal to 3.5 years; (ii) Moderate: greater than 3.5 and less than equal to 6 years; (iii) Extensive: greater than 6 years.

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.

The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products (including mutual funds, variable annuity and variable life subaccounts, exchange-traded funds, closed-end funds, and separate accounts) with at least a three-year history. Exchange-traded funds and open-ended mutual funds are considered a single population for comparative purposes. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance, placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance, and does not include the effects of sales charges. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its three-, five-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. The weights are: 100% three-year rating for 36-59 months of total returns, 60% five-year rating/40% three-year rating for 60-119 months of total returns, and 50% 10-year rating/30% five-year rating/20% three-year rating for 120 or more months of total returns. While the 10-year overall star rating formula seems to give the most weight to the 10-year period, the most recent three-year period actually has the greatest impact because it is included in all three rating periods.

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Quality: Our preference is to always use ratings obtained from Standard & Poor's, Moody’s, and Fitch. It is each Portfolio’s general policy to classify such security at the lower rating level if only two ratings are available. If more than two ratings are available and a median exists, the median is used. If more than two ratings exist without a median, the lower of the two middle ratings is used. We do not evaluate these ratings, but simply assign them to the appropriate credit quality category as determined by the rating agency.

Information is subject to change and is not intended to represent any past or future investment recommendations.

Co-Portfolio Manager Cynthia Prince-Fox retired from the firm on April 30, 2018.