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International Equity

International Growth Fund/VA

The Strategy typically invests in a mix of foreign growth stocks.

Investment Style
International Growth
Fund Inception
May 13, 1992
Total Assets (all classes) (as of 4/30/2017)
$531 million
Fund Index
MSCI AC World ex USA
NAV (as of 5/26/17)
  • A
$2.42

Equity

Fixed Income

Municipal Bond
performance
analytics
holdings
as of 4/30/2017
  • B
as of 3/31/2017
  • B

Include Sales Charge
Include Sales Charge
Include Sales Charge
Include Sales Charge
  • B
Cumulative
Annualized
ytd as of 5/26/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr since inception
International Growth Fund/VA (NAV)
16.35% 4.00% -0.02% 6.44% 3.61% 7.09%
Cumulative
Annualized
ytd as of 5/26/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr since inception
International Growth Fund/VA (with sales charge)
16.35% 4.00% -0.02% 6.44% 3.61% 7.09%
Cumulative
Annualized
ytd as of 5/26/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr since inception
International Growth Fund/VA (NAV)
16.35% 8.17% 1.19% 7.49% 3.60% 7.26%
Cumulative
Annualized
ytd as of 5/26/17
  • C
1 yr 3 yr 5 yr 10 yr since inception
International Growth Fund/VA (with sales charge)
16.35% 8.17% 1.19% 7.49% 3.60% 7.26%
Gross Expense Ratio: 1.09% | Net Expense Ratio: 1.00%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. The Fund's total returns should not be expected to be the same as the returns of other funds, whether or not both funds have the same portfolio managers and/or similar names. The Fund's total returns include reinvested distributions but do not include the charges associated with the separate account products that offer this Fund. Such performance would have been lower if such charges were taken into account.


Year International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA
1993 21.80% -
1994 1.44% -
1995 10.30% -
1996 13.26% -
1997 8.11% -
1998 19.40% -
1999 50.37% -
2000 -9.43% -
2001 -24.31% -19.73%
2002 -28.51% -14.95%
2003 50.13% 40.83%
2004 17.86% 20.91%
2005 14.06% 16.62%
2006 30.78% 26.65%
2007 12.61% 16.65%
2008 -42.64% -45.53%
2009 39.24% 41.45%
2010 14.76% 11.15%
2011 -7.16% -13.71%
2012 22.22% 16.83%
2013 25.87% 15.29%
2014 -7.22% -3.87%
2015 3.43% -5.66%
2016 -2.12% 4.50%

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. The Fund's total returns should not be expected to be the same as the returns of other funds, whether or not both funds have the same portfolio managers and/or similar names. The Fund's total returns include reinvested distributions but do not include the charges associated with the separate account products that offer this Fund. Such performance would have been lower if such charges were taken into account.


Date International Growth Fund/VA MSCI ACWI ex-US MSCI World MSCI ACWI
4/30/2007 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
5/31/2007 3.40 2.63 2.80 2.98
6/30/2007 2.43 3.47 2.01 2.68
7/31/2007 1.46 3.15 -0.25 1.11
8/31/2007 0.97 1.54 -0.33 0.83
9/30/2007 6.80 8.25 4.41 6.24
10/31/2007 12.62 14.27 7.62 10.39
11/30/2007 6.31 9.11 3.22 5.51
12/31/2007 3.40 7.53 1.89 4.34
1/31/2008 -4.85 -2.89 -5.90 -4.21
2/29/2008 -4.37 -0.11 -6.44 -3.93
3/31/2008 -5.39 -2.31 -7.34 -5.34
4/30/2008 -0.98 3.61 -2.47 -0.06
5/31/2008 0.00 5.25 -0.98 1.50
6/30/2008 -7.84 -3.40 -8.88 -6.84
7/31/2008 -10.78 -6.88 -11.11 -9.25
8/31/2008 -12.75 -11.24 -12.36 -11.21
9/30/2008 -25.49 -24.57 -22.78 -22.31
10/31/2008 -41.18 -41.18 -37.42 -37.70
11/30/2008 -44.61 -44.58 -41.47 -41.80
12/31/2008 -40.69 -41.43 -39.59 -39.69
1/31/2009 -46.08 -46.60 -44.89 -44.84
2/28/2009 -49.02 -51.59 -50.53 -50.24
3/31/2009 -45.44 -47.70 -46.80 -46.14
4/30/2009 -39.94 -40.57 -40.83 -39.78
5/31/2009 -32.93 -32.53 -35.47 -33.78
6/30/2009 -33.43 -33.27 -35.76 -34.15
7/31/2009 -27.42 -26.74 -30.32 -28.36
8/31/2009 -24.42 -24.03 -27.44 -25.80
9/30/2009 -19.92 -20.13 -24.55 -22.39
10/31/2009 -21.42 -21.12 -25.89 -23.59
11/30/2009 -19.42 -18.86 -22.86 -20.45
12/31/2009 -17.41 -17.15 -21.48 -18.80
1/31/2010 -19.42 -21.20 -24.72 -22.31
2/28/2010 -20.42 -21.20 -23.66 -21.32
3/31/2010 -14.35 -15.83 -18.94 -16.26
4/30/2010 -14.85 -16.58 -18.92 -16.12
5/31/2010 -23.98 -25.36 -26.69 -24.07
6/30/2010 -23.98 -26.31 -29.20 -26.41
7/31/2010 -17.39 -19.66 -23.46 -20.42
8/31/2010 -20.43 -21.87 -26.32 -23.20
9/30/2010 -11.81 -14.09 -19.45 -15.86
10/31/2010 -8.77 -11.17 -16.45 -12.82
11/30/2010 -13.33 -14.59 -18.25 -14.76
12/31/2010 -5.23 -7.91 -12.24 -8.51
1/31/2011 -4.21 -7.00 -10.26 -7.08
2/28/2011 -1.68 -4.55 -7.12 -4.37
3/31/2011 -1.78 -4.77 -8.03 -4.47
4/30/2011 5.38 -0.12 -4.13 -0.56
5/31/2011 3.84 -3.00 -6.12 -2.70
6/30/2011 2.31 -4.41 -7.60 -4.23
7/31/2011 0.78 -5.71 -9.28 -5.79
8/31/2011 -5.36 -13.79 -15.67 -12.67
9/30/2011 -16.11 -23.38 -22.95 -20.92
10/31/2011 -7.92 -15.31 -14.98 -12.44
11/30/2011 -10.48 -19.63 -17.06 -15.06
12/31/2011 -12.01 -20.53 -17.11 -15.24
1/31/2012 -7.41 -15.14 -12.95 -10.31
2/29/2012 -1.27 -10.37 -8.69 -5.79
3/31/2012 -0.25 -11.60 -7.52 -5.17
4/30/2012 -0.76 -13.00 -8.57 -6.25
5/31/2012 -10.99 -22.88 -16.46 -14.66
6/30/2012 -7.01 -18.33 -12.20 -10.44
7/31/2012 -5.45 -17.18 -11.08 -9.22
8/31/2012 -2.34 -15.44 -8.82 -7.24
9/30/2012 0.78 -12.28 -6.32 -4.32
10/31/2012 1.82 -11.94 -6.95 -4.96
11/30/2012 4.42 -10.27 -5.76 -3.74
12/31/2012 7.54 -7.16 -3.99 -1.56
1/31/2013 11.69 -3.38 0.90 2.97
2/28/2013 12.21 -4.40 1.07 2.95
3/31/2013 13.77 -4.21 3.44 4.84
4/30/2013 16.89 -0.69 6.70 7.83
5/31/2013 16.37 -2.99 6.74 7.54
6/30/2013 14.29 -7.20 4.11 4.39
7/31/2013 21.13 -3.13 9.59 9.39
8/31/2013 19.55 -4.47 7.25 7.11
9/30/2013 27.45 2.17 12.62 12.64
10/31/2013 30.09 5.92 17.03 17.17
11/30/2013 31.14 6.10 19.11 18.83
12/31/2013 35.35 7.04 21.63 20.88
1/31/2014 27.98 2.17 17.12 16.05
2/28/2014 36.93 7.31 22.99 21.65
3/31/2014 36.41 7.58 23.16 22.19
4/30/2014 37.46 9.00 24.43 23.36
5/31/2014 39.04 11.12 26.87 25.98
6/30/2014 38.63 12.99 29.14 28.35
7/31/2014 32.65 11.87 27.08 26.80
8/31/2014 34.28 12.49 29.88 29.60
9/30/2014 27.21 7.04 26.36 25.39
10/31/2014 26.13 5.98 27.17 26.28
11/30/2014 28.84 6.75 29.72 28.39
12/31/2014 25.58 2.90 27.63 25.91
1/31/2015 25.58 2.75 25.32 23.94
2/28/2015 33.74 8.24 32.66 30.84
3/31/2015 31.02 6.49 30.58 28.82
4/30/2015 36.45 11.87 33.65 32.55
5/31/2015 38.09 10.12 34.11 32.38
6/30/2015 34.04 7.05 30.99 29.26
7/31/2015 36.41 6.75 33.34 30.39
8/31/2015 26.37 -1.41 24.52 21.45
9/30/2015 23.41 -5.98 19.92 17.05
10/31/2015 31.68 1.02 29.43 26.23
11/30/2015 32.27 -1.06 28.78 25.19
12/31/2015 29.91 -2.93 26.52 22.93
1/31/2016 23.41 -9.53 18.95 15.52
2/29/2016 22.82 -10.56 18.07 14.73
3/31/2016 31.09 -3.29 26.08 23.23
4/30/2016 31.68 -0.75 28.07 25.05
5/31/2016 31.09 -2.42 28.79 25.20
6/30/2016 26.56 -3.91 27.35 24.45
7/31/2016 33.28 0.84 32.73 29.81
8/31/2016 33.28 1.47 32.84 30.25
9/30/2016 34.50 2.73 33.54 31.04
10/31/2016 28.39 1.25 30.96 28.82
11/30/2016 23.50 -1.09 32.84 29.80
12/31/2016 27.17 1.44 36.02 32.60
1/31/2017 29.61 5.03 39.30 36.23
2/28/2017 31.45 6.71 43.17 40.05
3/31/2017 36.34 9.41 44.69 41.76
4/30/2017 42.45 11.75 46.84 43.97

The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. The Fund's total returns should not be expected to be the same as the returns of other funds, whether or not both funds have the same portfolio managers and/or similar names. The Fund's total returns include reinvested distributions but do not include the charges associated with the separate account products that offer this Fund. Such performance would have been lower if such charges were taken into account.

$ per share as of 5/26/2017

Date 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Short Term 0.0049
Long Term 0.0522 0.1666 0.0511
Total Amount of Distribution 0.0522 0.1715 0.0511
Record Date 6/16/14 6/15/15 6/20/16
Ex Div Date 6/17/14 6/16/15 6/21/16
Pay Date 6/18/14 6/16/15 6/21/16

There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level.

Analytics

(As of 4/30/2017)

Morningstar 4/30/2017 (based on risk adjusted performance)
Overall Rating
Number of Funds
68
Category
Foreign Large Growth
Performance Statistics
3Y
5Y
Alpha
0.49
2.73
Information Ratio
0.07
0.48
Upside Capture
93.85
100.57
Downside Capture
91.54
86.10
Sharpe Ratio
0.14
0.63
R-Squared
82.01
85.77
Standard Deviation
12.29
12.63
Sortino Ratio
0.06
0.27
Win Ratio
53.00
55.00
Loss Ratio
47.00
45.00
Margin of Outperformance
1.19
1.22
Margin of Underperformance
-1.27
-1.08
Beta
0.90
0.91
Tracking Error
5.36
4.92
Dividends
  • D
Est. Frequency
Annual
Last Pay Date
6/21/2016
Per Share ($)
$0.02
Net Income
32.50%
Net Profit from Sale
45.60%
Other Capital Sources
21.90%
12-Month Distribution ($)
$0.02
Portfolio Characteristics
Fund
Fund Index
Average Market Cap (weighted)
$31.00 B
$54.50 B
Median Market Cap (weighted)
$17.00 B
$30.70 B
Trailing P/E
23.62
18.67
Forward P/E
18.98
14.31
Price/Book
3.55
1.74
Debt to Capital Ratio
37.73
42.08
Turnover Ratio
15.00%
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Top Issuers

(30.7% of assets as of 04/30/17)


Portfolio Holdings Breakdown

Country 4
Developed Markets 4
Emerging Markets 4
Equity Sector 4
Industry 4
Asset Allocation 4
Market Cap 5
Country International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
France 19.5% 7.3% 12.2%
United Kingdom 18.0% 12.4% 5.6%
Switzerland 10.8% 6.1% 4.7%
Germany 9.0% 6.7% 2.4%
Japan 7.7% 16.1% -8.5%
Netherlands 6.1% 2.4% 3.6%
Spain 5.2% 2.4% 2.8%
Denmark 4.8% 1.2% 3.6%
Canada 4.7% 6.6% -1.9%
Australia 3.1% 5.2% -2.1%
Sweden 2.1% 2.0% 0.1%
India 2.0% 2.1% -0.1%
United States 1.6% - -
Finland 1.0% 0.7% 0.3%
Thailand 0.9% 0.5% 0.4%
South Africa 0.8% 1.6% -0.8%
Belgium 0.7% 0.8% -0.1%
Developed Markets International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
Europe 77.2% 44.7% 32.6%
Asia Pacific 10.8% 24.8% -14.0%
Americas 6.3% 6.6% -0.3%
Emerging Markets International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
Asia Pacific 2.9% 16.8% -13.9%
Africa 0.8% 1.6% -0.8%
Equity Sector International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
Consumer Discretionary 22.7% 11.5% 11.2%
Industrials 20.3% 12.0% 8.3%
Information Technology 15.5% 10.1% 5.5%
Health Care 12.6% 8.1% 4.5%
Consumer Staples 11.4% 9.9% 1.5%
Telecommunication Services 5.3% 4.4% 0.9%
Materials 5.0% 7.9% -2.9%
Financials 3.6% 23.3% -19.7%
Energy 1.7% 6.6% -4.9%
Industry International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods 5.5% 1.5% 3.9%
Software 5.4% 1.2% 4.2%
Health Care Equipment & Supplies 4.9% 0.7% 4.3%
Auto Components 4.5% 1.2% 3.2%
Trading Companies & Distributors 4.4% 1.0% 3.4%
Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment 4.3% 1.9% 2.4%
Diversified Telecommunication Services 4.3% 2.3% 2.0%
Electrical Equipment 3.9% 1.1% 2.9%
Machinery 3.7% 2.0% 1.7%
Hotels Restaurants & Leisure 3.2% 1.2% 1.9%
Beverages 3.1% 1.9% 1.3%
Commercial Services & Supplies 2.9% 0.4% 2.5%
Food Products 2.8% 2.6% 0.2%
Biotechnology 2.8% 0.8% 2.0%
Pharmaceuticals 2.8% 5.8% -3.1%
Automobiles 2.8% 3.1% -0.3%
Professional Services 2.7% 0.8% 2.0%
Chemicals 2.7% 3.5% -0.9%
Food & Staples Retailing 2.6% 1.8% 0.8%
Media 2.5% 1.5% 1.0%
Asset Allocation International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
Equity 98.0% 100.0% -2.0%
Market Cap International Growth Fund/VA MSCI AC World ex USA Overweight / Underweight
Large 76.9% 93.0% -16.1%
Mid 20.4% 6.9% 13.5%
Small 0.6% 0.0% 0.6%
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  1. 1. Special Risks Foreign investments may be volatile and involve additional expenses and special risks, including currency fluctuations, foreign taxes, regulatory and geopolitical risks. Emerging and developing market investments may be especially volatile. Eurozone investments may be subject to volatility and liquidity issues. Investments in securities of growth companies may be volatile. Mid-sized company stock is typically more volatile than that of larger company stock. It may take a substantial period of time to realize a gain on an investment in a mid-sized company, if any gain is realized at all. Diversification does not guarantee profit or protect against loss.

  2. 2. The net expense ratio (where applicable) also takes into account contractual fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements without which performance would have been less. These undertakings may not be amended or withdrawn for one year from the date of the current prospectus, unless approved by the Board.
  3. 3. Access index definitions.
  4. 4. Holdings are subject to change, and are dollar weighted based on total net assets. Negative weightings may result from the use of leverage. Leverage involves the use of various financial instruments or borrowed capital in an attempt to increase investment return. Leverage risks include potential for higher volatility, greater decline of the fund's net asset value and fluctuations of dividends and distributions paid by the fund.
  5. 5. Holdings are subject to change, are dollar-weighted based on assets, and may not reflect the use of leverage in the Fund. Market Cap breakdown is calculated using Morningstar's methodology and those capitalization standards may not align with those in the Fund’s prospectus.
  6. A. Daily net asset value and dollar change of the fund is as of the previous business day's closing. Fund net asset values are updated at approximately 7 p.m. ET daily. ↩
  7. B. The performance data quoted represents past performance, which does not guarantee future results. The investment return and principal value of an investment in the Fund will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance and expense ratios may be lower or higher than the data quoted. The Fund's total returns should not be expected to be the same as the returns of other funds, whether or not both funds have the same portfolio managers and/or similar names. The Fund's total returns include reinvested distributions but do not include the charges associated with the separate account products that offer this Fund. Such performance would have been lower if such charges were taken into account. ↩
  8. C. "Year to Date" returns are cumulative, not annualized, and do not reflect sales charges (if sales charges are applicable to the Fund). These returns would be lower if sales charges were taken into consideration. Short-term returns may not be indicative of longer-term performance, which should also be considered when making investment decisions. ↩
  9. D. There is no guarantee of the payment of any dividend or other distributions at any level. ↩
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