Vanguard VIF Diversified Value Portfolio
The Portfolio seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation and income.
The Portfolio invests mainly in large- and mid capitalization whose stocks are considered by an advisor to be undervalued. Undervalued stocks are generally those that are out of favor with investors and that the advisor believes are trading at prices that are below average in relation to measures such as earnings and book value. These stocks often have above-average dividend yields.
The Portfolio uses multiple investment advisors. Each advisor independently selects and maintains a portfolio of common stocks for the Portfolio.
An investment in the Portfolio could lose money over short or long periods of time. You should expect the Portfolio's share price and total return to fluctuate within a wide range. The Portfolio is subject to the following risks, which could affect the Portfolio’s performance:
- Stock market risk, which is the chance that stock prices overall will decline. Stock markets tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising prices and periods of falling prices.
- Investment style risk, which is the chance that returns from large- and mid-capitalization value stocks will trail returns from the overall stock market. Large- and mid-cap value stocks each tend to go through cycles of doing better—or worse—than other segments of the stock market or the stock market in general. These periods have, in the past, lasted for as long as several years. Historically, mid-cap value stocks have been more volatile in price than large-cap value stocks. The stock prices of mid-size companies tend to experience greater volatility because, among other things, these companies tend to be more sensitive to changing economic conditions.
- Manager risk, which is the chance that poor security selection will cause the Portfolio to underperform relevant benchmarks or other funds with a similar investment objective.
|Year to Date||-11.23%|
|Prior 3 Months||18.65%|
|Prior 1 Year||-4.60%|
|Prior 3 Years||0.91%|
|Prior 5 Years||3.20%|
|Prior 10 Years||8.63%|
The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and unit values will fluctuate so that units, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investment Fund total return performance currently may be lower or higher than the figures stated above.
The total return performance data are based on a hypothetical investment of $1,000, which is redeemed at the end of the periods shown. The total return figures reflect the reinvestment of investment income and capital gains and losses, and are net of expenses which include a contract fee, an expense risk fee, administrative charges, a distribution expense charge and Underlying Funds fees and expenses.
The total return figures for periods extending beyond a year are average rates of return and do not reflect the Funds' actual year-to-year results, which varied over the periods shown. Contributions or withdrawals made within a period would experience different rates of return based on the unit values on the dates of such transactions.
Portfolio Turnover Rate(%): 18%**Excludes all short-term securities.
|Industry||% of Portfolio|
|Company||% of Portfolio|
|Bank of America Corp.||2.7%|
|Johnson & Johnson||2.6%|
|Intercontinental Exchange Inc.||2.3%|
|General Electric Co.||0.0%|
|Honeywell International Inc.||1.9%|
George H. Davis, Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Hotchkis and Wiley. He has worked in investment management since 1983, has been with Hotchkis and Wiley since 1988, and has co-managed a portion of the Portfolio since December2019. Education: B.A. and M.B.A., Stanford University. Scott McBride, CFA, President and Portfolio Manager of Hotchkis and Wiley. He has worked in investment management since joining Hotchkis and Wiley in2001, has managed investment portfolios since 2004, and has co-managed a portion of the Portfolio since December 2019. Education: B.A., Georgetown University; M.B.A., Columbia University. Andrew Lacy, Deputy Chairman of Lazard. He has worked in investment management for Lazard since 1995 and has co-managed a portion of the Portfolio since December 2019. Education: B.A., Wesleyan University; M.B.A., Columbia University. Ronald Temple, Managing Director of Lazard. He has worked in investment management since 1991, has managed investment portfolios since he joined Lazard in 2001, and has co-managed a portion of the Portfolio since December2019. Education: B.A., Duke University; M.P.P., Harvard University.