VP Capital Appreciation Fund

Summary

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FUND FACTS

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Expenses and Dividends

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Morningstar

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Lipper Rankings

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FUND DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

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Variable Portfolios

American Century Investments Variable Portfolio Funds (VP Funds) are a series of investment choices available exclusively through variable annuity and variable universal life products. There are no plans to distribute VP Funds in any other way. Performance will vary based on the fees and expenses assessed with investments in variable insurance products. Those charges are disclosed in the separate account prospectus.

Investment Objective

Seeks capital growth.

Risk & Additional Details

Goal & Strategy

Long-term capital growth by investing primarily in mid-sized U.S. companies.

Characteristics

Seeks high growth by investing in mid-sized companies exhibiting both sustainable accelerating earnings growth and positive price momentum.

Performance

  • CUMULATIVE
  • Average annual total returns illustrate the annual compounded returns that would have produced the cumulative total return if the fund's performance had remained constant throughout the period indicated. Returns for periods less than one year are not annualized.

    For periods prior to the inception of a class, performance is for the oldest class, restated with applicable fees, if any.

    Cumulative

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  • CALENDAR YEAR
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    Composition

    • INVESTMENT BLEND
    • Investment Blend

    • TOP TEN HOLDINGS
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    • SECTOR WEIGHTINGS
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      Geography

      • TOP COUNTRIES
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      • TOP REGIONS
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        Management

        Rob Brookby

        Rob Brookby

        Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager

        Nalin Yogasundram

        Nalin Yogasundram

        Portfolio Manager

        Data reflects past performance, assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than data shown. Investment return and principal value fluctuates. Redemption value may be more or less than original cost. Obtain performance data current to the most recent quarter end.

        Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if .11% of the management fee had not been waived. The advisor expects this waiver to continue until April 30, 2020, and cannot terminate it prior to such date without the approval of the Board of Directors. Review the annual or semiannual report for the most current information.

        The VP Funds are managed by the same management team using the same objectives, approach, and philosophy as the retail fund. The VP portfolios are managed in a manner that under normal circumstances should produce similar performance. However, it is important to note that there are additional fees and charges assessed with investments in variable insurance products, those charges are disclosed in the separate account prospectus. The fees and charges will reduce returns when compared to that of the retail fund. There is no guarantee that the management team will achieve the same or similar performance in the future.

        The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions.

        Historically, small- and/or mid-cap stocks have been more volatile than the stock of larger, more-established companies. Smaller companies may have limited resources, product lines and markets, and their securities may trade less frequently and in more limited volumes than the securities of larger companies.

        B

        Please see the prospectus for details about sales charges.

        C

        Net expense ratio is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, net of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Gross expense ratio is the total annual operating expense ratio for the fund, gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursements. Expense ratios are as of the funds' most current prospectus. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year.

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