- One of the only variable annuity products dedicated to investing in micro-cap stocks (generally market caps up to $1 billion)
- Core approach that combines multiple investment themes and offers wide exposure to microcap stocks by investing in companies with strong fundamentals and/or prospects selling at prices that Royce believes do not fully reflect these attributes
- Approach emphasizes the intersection of valuation with fundamental strength and/or excellent growth or turnaround potential
meet your managers
Royce & Associates specializes in small-cap investing, offering both U.S. and international portfolios to individual investors, financial advisors and institutions. The firm is generally regarded as a pioneer in small-cap investing and has focused on this distinctive asset class for more than 40 years, leading to unparalleled domain knowledge of the smaller-company investment universe.
Meet Your Managers
Royce & Associates is the Fund's investment adviser. For more than 35 years, Royce has utilized a disciplined value approach to invest in smaller companies.
Jim Stoeffel is your lead portfolio manager and Brendan Hartman and Rob Kosowsky manage your Fund with him.
What I Should Know
The Fund invests primarily in micro-cap stocks, which may involve considerably more risk than investments in securities of larger-cap companies. The Fund’s broadly diversified portfolio does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. The Fund may invest up to 25% of its net assets in foreign securities (measured at the time of investment), which may involve political, economic, currency, and other risks not encountered in U.S. investments.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Past performance is no guarantee of future results. These portfolios are available as investment options under a variable annuity or variable life contract. Shares of the portfolios are offered only to insurance company separate accounts that fund certain variable annuity or life contracts. These portfolios may not be available in all states and may only be offered in certain variable products. Please refer to the prospectuses. Variable annuities are long-term, tax-deferred investment vehicles designed for retirement purposes. Gains from tax-deferred investments are taxable as ordinary income upon withdrawal. Withdrawals made prior to age 59 1/2 are subject to a 10% IRS penalty charge and/or surrender charges. Investments in a variable annuity are subject to market risks, including loss of principal. Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the insurer.
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IMPORTANT HOLDINGS INFORMATION: Portfolio holdings are based on total portfolio, and are subject to change at any time. Holdings are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell any security. Any negative allocations or allocations in excess of 100% are primarily due to unsettled trade activities.
Derivatives, such as options and futures, which can be illiquid, may disproportionately increase losses and have a potentially large impact on Fund performance.