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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.
All share classes of the VP Growth Fund were closed to new investors on August 31, 2011.
Consistent Long-Term Growth. Growth investing can play a key role in helping investors reach their long-term financial goals. Growth is a cornerstone equity fund designed with the objective to steadily build wealth over time without exposing investors to unnecessary risk.
Seeks long-term capital growth.
Invests in large companies with improving business fundamentals.
Follows a structured investment process with an emphasis on stock selection designed to outperform the Russell 1000® Growth Index over an entire market cycle.
Managers seek to outperform with a risk-aware approach designed to balance risk with upside potential.
Managed by industry veterans with more than 40 years of combined investment experience.
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 stocks 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 those of larger companies.
Long-term capital growth by investing primarily in large U.S. companies.
Designed to provide consistent growth with below-average risk through holdings in large companies exhibiting sustainable business improvement. Disciplined process seeks to build capital without exposing investors to excess risk.
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.
Co-Chief Investment Officer — Global Growth Equity, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager, Senior Investment Analyst
Returns or yields for the fund would have been lower if .21% of the management fee had not been waived. The advisor expects this waiver to continue until July 31, 2021, 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.
Please see the prospectus for details about sales charges.
The gross expense ratio is the fund's total annual operating costs, expressed as a percentage of the fund's average net assets for a given time period. It is gross of any fee waivers or expense reimbursement. The net expense ratio is the expense ratio after the application of any waivers or reimbursement. This is the actual ratio that investors paid during the fund's most recent fiscal year. Please see the prospectus for more information.
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