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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.
Seek Higher Returns with Lower Risk. Mid Cap Value seeks to consistently deliver higher returns and lower volatility through investments in high-quality, mid-sized companies temporarily selling at a discount.
Seeks long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective.
VP Mid Cap Value is a value-oriented equity portfolio with a track record of:
The portfolio is consistently focused on characteristics the managers believe improve the odds of generating higher returns with less risk:
VP Mid Cap Value can help improve risk-adjusted return potential as:
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. International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor does it protect against loss of principal.
Long-term capital growth and income by investing in the stocks of mid-sized companies that are believed to be undervalued.
Seeks higher returns, lower volatility and attractive yields with consistent mid-cap value exposure. Invests in high-quality, mid-sized companies temporarily selling at a discount.
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.
Senior Vice President, Executive Portfolio Manager
Chief Investment Officer — Global Value Equity, Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Vice President, Senior 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 .16% 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.
International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations.
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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