Objective & Strategy
The fund seeks to achieve total return, comprised of current income and capital appreciation by investing in U.S. government securities.
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|Holding Name||Coupon %||Bond Maturity Date||% of Total Assets|
|Ginnie Mae II Pool||4.500||09/01/2053||5.00|
|Federal Home Loan Banks||0.500||04/14/2025||3.98|
|Ginnie Mae II Pool||5.500||09/01/2053||3.61|
|Ginnie Mae II Pool||5.000||09/01/2053||2.98|
|Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac||5.000||10/01/2053||2.98|
|United States Treasury Note/Bond||1.130||02/28/2027||2.41|
|United States Treasury Note/Bond||0.380||11/30/2025||2.41|
|United States Treasury Note/Bond||2.130||05/15/2025||2.16|
|United States Treasury Note/Bond||2.880||08/15/2028||2.07|
|United States Treasury Note/Bond||1.500||08/15/2026||2.01|
May not equal 100% due to rounding.
Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.
Average Annual Returns (%)
|YTD (%)||1Y (%)||3Y (%)||5Y (%)||10Y (%)|
Performance quoted is past performance and cannot guarantee comparable future results; current performance may be lower or higher. Investment return and principal value will vary so that you may have a gain or a loss when you sell shares.
Annualized Benchmark Returns
|Index Name||1 Mo (%)||3 Mo (%)||1Y (%)||3Y (%)||5Y (%)||10Y (%)|
|Bloomberg US Government Intermediate Total Return Index||-0.94||-0.78||1.33||-3.17||0.68||0.81|
|Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Total Return Index||-2.54||-3.23||0.64||-5.21||0.10||1.13|
|Bloomberg US Government Intermediate Total Return Index||-0.94||-0.78||1.33||-3.17||0.68||0.81|
|Bloomberg US Aggregate Bond Total Return Index||-2.54||-3.23||0.64||-5.21||0.10||1.13|
Source: RIMES Technologies Corp.
An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
Expense Ratio per Prospectus
|Total Other Expenses||0.20|
|Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses)||N/A|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses||0.68|
|Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS||0.68|
|Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction||0.68|
|Ex-Date||Income||Short Term||Long Term|
|3-Year Sharpe Ratio||-1.25|
|3-Year Standard Deviation||4.47|
Source: RIMES Technologies Corp.,StyleADVISOR
|% of Total Assets|
|Commercial & Residential Mortgage Finance||38.79|
May not equal 100% due to rounding.
The holdings are organized according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, which was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. and Standard & Poor's.
As with any mutual fund investment, loss of money is a risk of investing. An investment in the Fund is not a deposit in a bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency. The risks associated with an investment in the Fund can increase during times of significant market volatility. The principal risks of investing in the Fund are:
U.S. Government Obligations Risk. Obligations of U.S. Government agencies and authorities receive varying levels of support and may not be backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, which could affect the Fund’s ability to recover should they default. No assurance can be given that the U.S. Government will provide financial support to its agencies and authorities if it is not obligated by law to do so.
Debt Securities Risk. The prices of debt securities held by the Fund will be affected by changes in interest rates, the creditworthiness of the issuer and other factors. An increase in prevailing interest rates typically causes the value of existing debt securities to fall and often has a greater impact on longer–duration debt securities and higher quality debt securities. Falling interest rates will cause the Fund to reinvest the proceeds of debt securities that have been repaid by the issuer at lower interest rates. Falling interest rates may also reduce the Fund’s distributable income because interest payments on floating rate debt instruments held by the Fund will decline. The Fund could lose money on investments in debt securities if the issuer or borrower fails to meet its obligations to make interest payments and/or to repay principal in a timely manner. Changes in an issuer’s financial strength, the market’s perception of such strength or in the credit rating of the issuer or the security may affect the value of debt securities. The Adviser’s credit analysis may fail to anticipate such changes, which could result in buying a debt security at an inopportune time or failing to sell a debt security in advance of a price decline or other credit event.
Changing Fixed Income Market Conditions Risk. Increases in the federal funds and equivalent foreign rates or other changes to monetary policy or regulatory actions may expose fixed income markets to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity for certain fixed income investments, particularly those with longer maturities. It is difficult to predict the impact of interest rate changes on various markets. In addition, decreases in fixed income dealer market–making capacity may also potentially lead to heightened volatility and reduced liquidity in the fixed income markets. As a result, the value of the Fund’s investments and share price may decline. Changes in central bank policies could also result in higher than normal redemptions by shareholders, which could potentially increase the Fund’s portfolio turnover rate and transaction costs.
Market Risk. The market values of the Fund’s investments, and therefore the value of the Fund’s shares, will go up and down, sometimes rapidly or unpredictably. Market risk may affect a single issuer, industry or section of the economy, or it may affect the market as a whole. The value of the Fund’s investments may go up or down due to general market conditions that are not specifically related to the particular issuer, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for revenues or corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates, regional or global instability, natural or environmental disasters, widespread disease or other public health issues, war, military conflict, acts of terrorism, economic crisis or adverse investor sentiment generally. During a general downturn in the financial markets, multiple asset classes may decline in value. When markets perform well, there can be no assurance that specific investments held by the Fund will rise in value.
Mortgage– and Asset–Backed Securities Risk. Mortgage– and asset–backed securities, including collateralized debt obligations and collateralized mortgage obligations, are subject to prepayment or call risk, which is the risk that a borrower’s payments may be received earlier or later than expected due to changes in prepayment rates on underlying loans. This could result in the Fund reinvesting these early payments at lower interest rates, thereby reducing the Fund’s income. Mortgage– and asset–backed securities also are subject to extension risk, which is the risk that an unexpected rise in interest rates could reduce the rate of prepayments, causing the price of the mortgage– and asset–backed securities and the Fund’s share price to fall. An unexpectedly high rate of defaults on the mortgages held by a mortgage pool may adversely affect the value of mortgage–backed securities and could result in losses to the Fund. Privately–issued mortgage–backed securities and asset–backed securities may be less liquid than other types of securities and the Fund may be unable to sell these securities at the time or price it desires. During periods of market stress or high redemptions, the Fund may be forced to sell these securities at significantly reduced prices, resulting in losses. Liquid privately–issued mortgage–backed securities and asset–backed securities can become illiquid during periods of market stress. Privately–issued mortgage–related securities are not subject to the same underwriting requirements as those with government or government–sponsored entity guarantees and, therefore, mortgage loans underlying privately–issued mortgage–related securities may have less favorable collateral, credit risk, liquidity risk or other underwriting characteristics, and wider variances in interest rate, term, size, purpose and borrower characteristics. The Fund may invest in mortgage pools that include subprime mortgages, which are loans made to borrowers with weakened credit histories or with lower capacity to make timely payments on their mortgages. Liquidity risk is even greater for mortgage pools that include subprime mortgages.
Collateralized Loan Obligations Risk. CLOs are subject to the risks of substantial losses due to actual defaults by underlying borrowers, which will be greater during periods of economic or financial stress. CLOs may also lose value due to collateral defaults and disappearance of subordinate tranches, market anticipation of defaults, and investor aversion to CLO securities as a class. The risks of CLOs will be greater if the Fund invests in CLOs that hold loans of uncreditworthy borrowers or if the Fund holds subordinate tranches of the CLO that absorb losses from the defaults before senior tranches. In addition, CLOs are subject to interest rate risk and credit risk.
TBA Transactions Risk. TBA transactions involve the risk of loss if the securities received are less favorable than what was anticipated by the Fund when entering into the TBA transaction, or if the counterparty fails to deliver the securities. When the Fund enters into a short sale of a TBA mortgage it does not own, the Fund may have to purchase deliverable mortgages to settle the short sale at a higher price than anticipated, thereby causing a loss. As there is no limit on how much the price of mortgage securities can increase, the Fund’s exposure is unlimited. The Fund may not always be able to purchase mortgage securities to close out the short position at a particular time or at an acceptable price. In addition, taking short positions results in a form of leverage, which could increase the volatility of the Fund’s share price.
Derivatives Risk. The value of a derivative instrument depends largely on (and is derived from) the value of an underlying security, currency, commodity, interest rate, index or other asset (each referred to as an underlying asset). In addition to risks relating to the underlying assets, the use of derivatives may include other, possibly greater, risks, including counterparty, leverage and liquidity risks. Counterparty risk is the risk that the counterparty to the derivative contract will default on its obligation to pay the Fund the amount owed or otherwise perform under the derivative contract. Derivatives create leverage risk because they do not require payment up front equal to the economic exposure created by holding a position in the derivative. As a result, an adverse change in the value of the underlying asset could result in the Fund sustaining a loss that is substantially greater than the amount invested in the derivative or the anticipated value of the underlying asset, which may make the Fund’s returns more volatile and increase the risk of loss. Derivative instruments may also be less liquid than more traditional investments and the Fund may be unable to sell or close out its derivative positions at a desirable time or price. This risk may be more acute under adverse market conditions, during which the Fund may be most in need of liquidating its derivative positions. Derivatives may also be harder to value, less tax efficient and subject to changing government regulation that could impact the Fund’s ability to use certain derivatives or their cost. Derivatives strategies may not always be successful. For example, derivatives used for hedging or to gain or limit exposure to a particular market segment may not provide the expected benefits, particularly during adverse market conditions.
Inflation–Indexed Securities Risk. The values of inflation–indexed securities generally fluctuate in response to changes in real interest rates. Because of the inflation–adjustment feature, these securities typically have lower yields than traditional fixed–rate securities with similar maturities. Normally inflation–indexed securities will decline in price when real interest rates rise which could cause losses for the Fund. As a result, the Fund’s income from its investments in these securities is likely to fluctuate considerably more than the income distributions of its investments in more traditional fixed–income securities.
When–Issued, Delayed Delivery and Forward Commitment Risks. When–issued and delayed delivery transactions subject the Fund to market risk because the value or yield of a security at delivery may be more or less than the purchase price or yield generally available when delivery occurs, and counterparty risk because the Fund relies on the buyer or seller, as the case may be, to consummate the transaction. These transactions also have a leveraging effect on the Fund because the Fund commits to purchase securities that it does not have to pay for until a later date, which increases the Fund’s overall investment exposure and, as a result, its volatility.
Zero Coupon or Pay–In–Kind Securities Risk. The value, interest rates, and liquidity of non–cash paying instruments, such as zero coupon and pay–in–kind securities, are subject to greater fluctuation than other types of securities. The higher yields and interest rates on pay–in–kind securities reflect the payment deferral and increased credit risk associated with such instruments and that such investments may represent a higher credit risk than loans that periodically pay interest.
LIBOR Transition Risk. The Fund may have investments in financial instruments that utilize the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) as the reference or benchmark rate for variable interest rate calculations. LIBOR is intended to measure the rate generally at which banks can lend and borrow from one another in the relevant currency on an unsecured basis. Regulators and financial industry working groups in several jurisdictions have worked over the past several years to identify alternative reference rates (“ARRs”) to replace LIBOR and to assist with the transition to the new ARRs. For example, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has identified the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) as the intended replacement to USD LIBOR and foreign regulators have proposed other interbank offered rates, such as the Sterling Overnight Index Average (“SONIA”) and other replacement rates, which could also be adopted. Consequently, the publication of most LIBOR rates ceased at the end of 2021, but a selection of widely used USD LIBOR rates continues to be published until June 2023 to allow for an orderly transition away from these rates. Additionally, key regulators have instructed banking institutions to cease entering into new contracts that reference these USD LIBOR settings after December 31, 2021, subject to certain limited exceptions.
There remains uncertainty and risks relating to the continuing LIBOR transition and its effects on the Fund and the instruments in which the Fund invests. For example, there can be no assurance that the composition or characteristics of any ARRs or financial instruments in which the Fund invests that utilize ARRs will be similar to or produce the same value or economic equivalence as LIBOR or that these instruments will have the same volume or liquidity. Additionally, although regulators have generally prohibited banking institutions from entering into new contracts that reference those USD LIBOR settings that continue to exist, there remains uncertainty and risks relating to certain “legacy” USD LIBOR instruments that were issued or entered into before December 31, 2021 and the process by which a replacement interest rate will be identified and implemented into these instruments when USD LIBOR is ultimately discontinued. The effects of such uncertainty and risks in “legacy” USD LIBOR instruments held by the Fund could result in losses to the Fund.
Commercial Paper Risk. The value of an investment in commercial paper, which is an unsecured promissory note that generally has a maturity date between one and 270 days and is issued by a U.S. or foreign entity, is susceptible to changes in the issuer’s financial condition or credit quality. Investments in commercial paper are usually discounted from their value at maturity. Commercial paper can be fixed–rate or variable rate and can be adversely affected by changes in interest rates.
Rule 144A Securities and Other Exempt Securities Risk. The market for Rule 144A and other securities exempt from certain registration requirements typically is less active than the market for publicly–traded securities. Rule 144A and other exempt securities, which are also known as privately issued securities, carry the risk that their liquidity may become impaired and the Fund may be unable to dispose of the securities at a desirable time or price.
Active Trading Risk. Active trading of portfolio securities may result in added expenses and a lower return.
Financial Markets Regulatory Risk. Policy changes by the U.S. government or its regulatory agencies and political events within the U.S. and abroad may, among other things, affect investor and consumer confidence and increase volatility in the financial markets, perhaps suddenly and to a significant degree, which may adversely impact the Fund’s operations, universe of potential investment options, and return potential.
Management Risk. The Fund is actively managed and depends heavily on the Adviser’s judgment about markets, interest rates or the attractiveness, relative values, liquidity, or potential appreciation of particular investments made for the Fund’s portfolio. The Fund could experience losses if these judgments prove to be incorrect. Additionally, legislative, regulatory, or tax developments may adversely affect management of the Fund and, therefore, the ability of the Fund to achieve its investment objective.
Important information about Variable Products
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Invesco Variable Insurance Funds are available solely as underlying investment options for variable life insurance and variable annuity products issued or administered by life insurance companies. This information is provided to help investors consider the objectives, risks, charges, and expenses associated with these underlying investment option(s). Investors should contact their investment or insurance professional for important information about the variable life insurance and variable annuity products that hold these investment options. Invesco Distributors, Inc. does not offer any variable products.
Shares of Invesco Variable Insurance Funds have no sales charge and are offered at net asset value (“NAV”). These Funds are available solely as an underlying investment option for variable life insurance and variable annuity products issued or administered by life insurance companies. The insurance company actually owns the Shares of the Funds. Investors do not buy, sell or exchange Shares of the Funds directly, but choose investment options through a variable annuity contract or variable life insurance policy. The insurance company then invests in, sells or exchanges the Shares of the Fund according to the investment options chosen by the investor. Fund returns do not reflect fees and expenses of any variable annuity contract or variable life insurance policy and would be lower if they did. Those expenses and fees are determined by the offering insurance company and will vary. Please refer to specific performance reporting from the issuing insurance company for returns that reflect such charges.
Withdrawals of taxable amounts from variable annuity contracts prior to age 59½ may be subject to an additional 10% federal tax penalty as well as income tax. Amounts withdrawn from a variable insurance contract will reduce the death benefit and withdrawals of earnings will be subject to income tax.
Fund performance reflects any applicable fee waivers and/or expense reimbursements. Had the adviser not waived fees and/or reimbursed expenses currently or in the past, returns would have been lower. See the current prospectus for more information.
The returns for the Series shown do not reflect the deduction of fees and expenses associated with variable products, such as mortality and expense risk charges, separate account charges, and sales charges imposed by insurance company separate accounts. Such fees and expenses would reduce the overall returns shown and vary by insurance companies. Please refer to the variable product's annual report for performance that reflects the deduction of the fees, expenses and other charges imposed by insurance company separate accounts.
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About Variable Products
Issued by insurance companies, variable annuity and variable life insurance contracts allow investors to accumulate money on a tax deferred basis for long-term financial goals. Mortality and expense risk charges (which compensate the insurance company for insurance risks it assumes under the contract), surrender charges (typically levied if a contract holder cancels the contract within a certain period following initial purchase), and an annual maintenance charge are among the fees and expenses typically associated with these types of variable products.
Please keep in mind that any income guarantees are subject to the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company, and that contract owners have options when a contract's payout phase begins. Generally, investors may take their money in a lump sum, make discretionary or systematic distributions, or they can annuitize.
Before investing, investors should carefully read their variable annuity or life insurance contract and the associated variable product prospectus, as well as the underlying fund prospectus(es), and carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. For this and more complete information about the underlying funds, investors should ask the offering insurance company.