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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.
The Value of Balancing Risk and Return. VP Value Fund is a foundational large-cap value portfolio designed to deliver higher returns with lower volatility over time through investments in high-quality companies temporarily selling at a discount.
Seeks long-term capital growth. Income is a secondary objective.
VP Value Fund is a large-cap value equity portfolio seeking capital appreciation with income as a secondary objective. In addition, the managers seek to:
The portfolio is consistently focused on characteristics the managers believe improve the odds of generating higher returns with less risk:
VP Value may help improve risk-adjusted return potential at the core of investor portfolios:
The value and/or returns of a portfolio will fluctuate with market and economic conditions. Different investment styles tend to shift in and out of favor depending upon market and economic conditions, as well as investor sentiment. A fund may outperform or underperform other funds that employ a different investment style. International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations. There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be met. Dividends and yields represent past performance and there is no guarantee that they will continue to be paid.
Long-term capital growth and income by investing in the stocks of companies of all sizes the managers believe to be undervalued.
Seeks higher returns, lower volatility and attractive yields with consistent large-cap value exposure. Has the flexibility to invest in high-quality companies of any size 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 .20% 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.
Different investment styles tend to shift in and out of favor depending upon market and economic conditions, as well as investor sentiment. A fund may outperform or underperform other funds that employ a different investment style.
International investing involves special risk considerations, including economic and political conditions, inflation rates and currency fluctuations.
Please see the prospectus for details about sales charges.
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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