Objective & Strategy
The Fund seeks, over a specified annual outcome period, to provide investors with returns that match those of the S&P 500 Index (Index) up to an upside cap, while providing a buffer against the first 10% of Index losses. The Fund can be held continuously throughout each outcome period and investors have the flexibility to buy and sell the Fund during an outcome period, however the buffer is designed to have its full effect for investors who hold the Fund’s shares for the entire Outcome Period.
The Fund has characteristics unlike traditional investment products and is not suitable for all investors. Carefully read this prospectus before determining whether the Fund may be a suitable investment. The outcomes that the Fund seeks to provide may only be realized if investors are holding shares on the first day of the Outcome Period, Oct. 1, 2022, and continue to hold them on the last day of the Outcome Period, Sept. 30. 2023, approximately one year. There is no guarantee that the Outcomes for an Outcome Period will be realized or that the Fund will achieve its investment objective.
Access the Upside. Protect Your Downside.
Invesco® V.I. Defined Outcome Funds
We can’t predict what the markets will do, but investors can mitigate the impact of market drops thanks to the Invesco® Variable Insurance (V.I.) Defined Outcome Funds.
These funds are designed to empower your plan by providing exposure to equity growth, protection against market drawdowns, and the ability to nimbly respond to changing market conditions.
Growth exposure with downside protection
Participate in equity index gains up to a predetermined cap while mitigating value-destroying market dips thanks to a buffer against losses.
Respond to new market threats and opportunities by moving assets across our family of funds — each with different quarterly start dates — without tax consequences.1
Enhanced visibility, liquidity, and transparency
Seeks to gain more certainty into your expected returns and access daily valuation information — all without additional restrictions on how the funds can be traded and used.
1 Invesco does not offer tax advice. Please consult your tax professional for information regarding your own personal tax situation.
Defined Outcome Details
- Year 1: Sep 30, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022
- Year 2: Sep 30, 2022 - Sep 29, 2023
|Unit value||Fund return||Reference asset return||Estimated remaining cap||Estimated remaining buffer||Estimated downside before buffer||Remaining outcome period|
|Unit value||Fund return||Reference asset return||Cap||Buffer||Estimated downside before buffer||Outcome period|
Current figures are net of accrued Outcome Period expenses to date. Net figures also include Outcome Period expenses yet to be incurred.
They do not reflect sales charges, expenses and fees at the separate account level. These sales charges, expenses and fees, which are determined by the product issuers, will vary and will lower the total return.
Fund return and current outcome period values assume reinvestment of capital gain distributions, if any. Investors purchasing the fund intra-period will achieve a different defined outcome than those who entered on day one. The remaining cap represents the maximum return the fund can achieve at its current price. The index may need to rise higher or lower than the remaining cap before the remaining cap is realized. If the remaining buffer is greater than the fund's starting buffer, a portion of the buffer will be realized before the downside before buffer begins. After the downside before buffer has been realized, the final portion of the buffer will begin again.
Series I and II may not be available in all products. Please check the product prospectus for more information.
Had fees not been waived and/or expenses reimbursed currently or in the past, returns would have been lower.
Index price returns do not include dividends.
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 (%)|
|S&P 500 Price Return Index (USD)||-1.77||7.84||13.97||8.80||9.21||10.69|
|S&P 500 Price Return Index (USD)||-1.77||7.84||13.97||8.80||9.21||10.69|
|S&P 500 Price Return Index (USD)||6.47||8.30||17.57||12.81||10.36||10.73|
|S&P 500 Price Return Index (USD)||6.47||8.30||17.57||12.81||10.36||10.73|
An investment cannot be made directly in an index.
Expense Ratio per Prospectus
|Total Other Expenses||1.18|
|Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses (Underlying Fund Fees & Expenses)||0.01|
|Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses||1.61|
|Net Expenses - PER PROSPECTUS||0.71|
|Net Expenses - With Additional Fee Reduction||0.71|
|Ex-Date||Income||Short Term||Long Term|
Top Equity Holdings | View all
|% of Total Assets|
|SPX US 09/29/23 C107.57 FLEX||86.99|
|SPY US 09/29/23 C10.72 FLEX||13.02|
|SPX US 09/29/23 P3585.62 FLEX||0.02|
|SPY US 09/29/23 P357.17 FLEX||0.00|
|Invesco Liquid Assets||0.00|
May not equal 100% due to rounding.
Holdings are subject to change and are not buy/sell recommendations.
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:
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. The value of the Underlying Index may be volatile, may go up or down due to general market conditions, such as real or perceived adverse economic conditions, changes in the general outlook for revenues or corporate earnings, changes in interest or currency rates or expectations about inflation, 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. Such circumstances may impact the ability of the Adviser to effectively implement the Fund’s investment strategy. The value of options contracts on the Underlying Index, which will constitute the substantial portion of the Fund’s portfolio, may at times be more volatile than the Underlying Index itself. Consequently, the value of the Fund’s shares will be impacted by the price volatility of both the Underlying Index and options contracts on the Underlying Index.
Buffered Loss Risk. The term “buffer” is a generic term that is widely used in the investment management and financial services industries to describe an investment product or strategy that mitigates or alleviates downside risk and, typically, caps returns on the upside. The Buffer here is designed to limit downside losses for shares purchased at the beginning and held until the end of the Outcome Period; however, there is no guarantee that the Fund will be successful in implementing its stated Buffer strategy in an Outcome Period or that the Buffer will effectively protect against any or all losses. If the Underlying Index declines over an Outcome Period by more than the Buffer, shareholders will bear the amount of the loss in excess of the Buffer at the end of the Outcome Period (plus Fund fees and expenses). In addition, if shares are purchased after the beginning of or redeemed before the end of the Outcome Period, there may be no effect of the Buffer and the result may be a loss of investment. If an investor purchases shares of the Fund during an Outcome Period after the Underlying Index’s value has decreased, the investor may receive less, or none, of the intended benefit of the Buffer. The Fund does not provide principal protection or protection of gains and shareholders could experience significant losses, including loss of their entire investment. The Fund’s Buffer as part of its Defined Outcome strategy may not be successful in limiting losses.
Capped Return Risk. If the Underlying Index experiences returns over the Outcome Period in excess of the Cap, the Fund will not participate in such returns beyond the Cap. In this way, the Fund is unlike other investment companies that seek to replicate the performance of the Underlying Index in all cases. If shares are purchased after the beginning of the Outcome Period, and the Fund’s net asset value has already achieved returns at or near the Cap, there may be no ability to experience any return on investment, but such purchaser remains vulnerable to risk of loss. In this circumstance, you should not buy shares of the Fund. Additionally, the Fund’s Defined Outcome strategy may not be successful in replicating the returns (before Fund fees and expenses) of the Underlying Index up to the level of the Cap.
Cap Level Change Risk. At the end of the trading day immediately preceding the first day of each Outcome Period, a new Cap is established, depending on the market conditions and the prices for options contracts on the Underlying Index at the time. Therefore, the level of the Cap may rise or fall for subsequent Outcome Periods and is unlikely to remain the same. If the Caps for future Outcome Periods of the Fund were to decrease, shareholders in the Fund would have less opportunity to participate in any future positive returns of the Underlying Index.
Outcome Period Risk. The Fund’s Defined Outcome strategy seeks to replicate the performance of the Underlying Index (prior to taking into account fees and expenses of the Fund) over the Outcome Period, subject to the Cap and Buffer, solely if shares are purchased on the first day of the Outcome Period and held until the last day of the Outcome Period. This means investors should hold or purchase shares prior to the beginning of the Outcome Period to achieve the intended results. If shares are purchased after the commencement of the Outcome Period or redeemed before the end of the Outcome Period, investment returns may vary significantly.
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.
OCC/Clearing Member Default Risk. The Fund’s options contracts will cause it to incur counterparty risk to the OCC and its clearing member. The OCC acts as guarantor and central counterparty with respect to the Fund’s option contracts. As a result, the ability of the Fund to meet its objective depends on the OCC being able to meet its obligations. In the unlikely event that the OCC or the Fund’s clearing member becomes bankrupt, insolvent or is otherwise unable to meet its settlement obligations, the Fund could suffer significant losses and/or be unable to achieve its Defined Outcome strategy.
Options Risk. An option is a contract that gives the purchaser of the option, in return for the premium paid, the right, but not the obligation, to buy from (in the case of a call option) or sell to (in the case of a put option) the writer of the option at the exercise price during the term of the option (for American style options) or on a specified date (for European style options), the security, currency or other instrument underlying the option (or to receive payment of a cash settlement amount, in the case of cash-settled options, such as index options). Options transactions represent the possibility of large amounts of exposure (or leverage), which may result in the Fund’s net asset value being more sensitive to changes in the value of the option. The value of an option position will reflect, among other things, the current market value of the underlying investment, the time remaining until expiration, the relationship of the exercise price to the market value of the underlying investment, the price volatility of the underlying investment and general market and interest rate conditions.
Flex Options Risk. Flex Options are cleared and guaranteed for settlement by the OCC, but are not listed like other exchange-traded options. Therefore, Flex Options may be less liquid than certain other securities, such as conventional, listed options, and the Fund may not be able to close out certain Flex Options positions at desirable times and prices, which could prevent the Fund from achieving its Defined Outcome strategy.
In the event that trading in Flex Options is limited or absent, the value of the Fund’s Flex Options may decrease. There is no guarantee that a liquid secondary trading market will exist for the Flex Options.
Non-Indexing Risk. Unlike many investment companies, the Fund does not utilize an investing strategy that seeks returns that correspond to the returns of the Underlying Index in all cases. The operation of the Cap and the Buffer are designed to provide holders of shares of the Fund over an Outcome Period with an investment return that differs from the return of the Underlying Index if the performance of the Underlying Index exceeds the Cap or is negative. Additionally, a shareholder who redeems shares before the conclusion of an Outcome Period is unlikely to realize returns that correspond to the performance of the Underlying Index since the start of the Outcome Period. If you desire to achieve an investment return that equals the return on the Underlying Index in all cases, you should not buy shares of the Fund.
Industry Concentration Risk. In following its methodology, the Underlying Index from time to time may be concentrated to a significant degree in securities of issuers located in a single industry or industry group. To the extent that the Underlying Index concentrates in the securities of issuers in a particular industry or industry group, the Fund will also concentrate its investments to approximately the same extent. By concentrating its investments in an industry or industry group, the Fund may face more risks than if it were diversified broadly over numerous industries or industry groups. Such industry-based risks, any of which may adversely affect the companies in the Underlying Index, may include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic conditions or cyclical market patterns that could negatively affect supply and demand in a particular industry; competition for resources; adverse labor relations; political or world events; obsolescence of technologies; and increased competition or new product introductions that may affect the profitability or viability of companies in an industry. In addition, at times, such industry or industry group may be out of favor and underperform other industries or the market as a whole.
Technology Sector Risk. Technology companies are subject to intense competition, rapid obsolescence of their products, issues with obtaining financing or regulatory approvals, product incompatibility, changing consumer preferences, increased government scrutiny, high required corporate capital expenditure for research and development or infrastructure and development of new products, each of which make the prices of securities issued by these companies more volatile. Technology companies are also heavily dependent on patent and other intellectual property rights, and the loss or impairment of these rights may adversely affect the company’s profitability.
Non-Diversification Risk. Under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (1940 Act), a fund designated as “diversified” must limit its holdings such that the securities of issuers which individually represent more than 5% of its total assets must in the aggregate represent less than 25% of its total assets. The Fund is classified as “diversified” for purposes of the 1940 Act. However, the Fund may be “non-diversified,” as defined in the 1940 Act, solely as a result of a change in relative market capitalization or index weighting of one or more constituents of the Underlying Index. A non-diversified fund can invest such that a greater portion of its assets are tied to the securities of a small number of issuers or any single issuer than a diversified fund can. In such circumstances, a change in the value of one or a few issuers’ securities will therefore affect the value of the Fund more than if it was a diversified fund. As such, the Fund’s performance may be hurt disproportionately by the poor performance of relatively few stocks, or even a single stock, and the Fund’s shares may experience significant fluctuations in value.
Non-Correlation Risk. The Fund’s returns may not match the returns of the Underlying Index (that is, it may experience tracking error) for a number of reasons. In addition to the impact of the Cap and the Buffer on the Fund’s returns as compared to the returns of the Underlying Index, the Fund incurs operating expenses not applicable to the Underlying Index. To the extent that the Fund has recently commenced operations and/or otherwise has a relatively small amount of assets, such operating expenses could have a proportionally greater impact on the Fund. Additionally, subscription and redemption activity in the Fund may cause the Fund to experience tracking error. Investors purchasing or redeeming shares of the Fund will transact at the net asset value per share of the relevant Series of shares next computed after the Fund receives that investor’s order. However, the Fund generally will not purchase or sell the relevant options contracts referencing the Underlying Index in response to investor subscriptions and redemptions on a particular business day until after the investor orders are received, and the price of those options contracts may have changed (potentially substantially) in the intervening period since the net asset value of the Fund’s shares was last determined. The potential for such tracking error is greater when subscription and redemption activity in the Fund is relatively higher and/or during periods that the value of the Underlying Index or options contracts thereon are experiencing relatively higher volatility. The Fund’s net asset value will be principally composed of options contracts on the Underlying Index, the value of which is derived not only from the performance of the Underlying Index but also from the time remaining until expiration, the price volatility of the Underlying Index and general interest rate conditions. Consequently, the Fund’s net asset value will not directly correlate on a day-to-day basis with the returns experienced by the Underlying Index.
Operational Risk. The Fund is exposed to operational risks arising from a number of factors, including, but not limited to, human error, processing and communication errors, errors of the Fund’s service providers, counterparties or other third-parties, failed or inadequate processes and technology or systems failures. The Fund and its Adviser seek to reduce these operational risks through controls and procedures. However, these measures do not address every possible risk and may be inadequate to address these risks.
Redemption Risk. In some instances, an insurance company through which the Fund is available may restrict its contract owners from purchasing the Fund’s shares after an Outcome Period has already commenced. Nevertheless, existing Fund shareholders are legally permitted to redeem shares they already hold throughout the Outcome Period on any trading day, as described in the applicable variable insurance contract prospectus. Such redemptions may increase the Fund’s transaction costs and could cause the Fund’s operating expenses to be allocated over a smaller asset base, leading to an increase in the Fund’s expense ratio. If shareholders redeem large amounts of shares rapidly or unexpectedly, the Fund may have to sell portfolio securities at times when it would not otherwise do so, which could negatively impact the Fund’s net asset value and liquidity and its ability to achieve the Defined Outcome strategy.
Valuation Risk. During periods of reduced market liquidity or in the absence of readily available market quotations, the ability of the Fund to value the Flex Options it holds becomes more difficult and the judgment of the Fund’s Adviser (employing the valuation policy adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Trust and related procedures) may play a greater role in the valuation of the Fund’s holdings due to reduced availability of reliable, objective pricing data. Consequently, while such determinations will be made in good faith, it may nevertheless be more difficult for the Fund to accurately assign a daily value.
Important information about Variable Products
This content is provided for informational and/or educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation of the suitability of any investment strategy for a particular investor. Investors should consult a financial and/or tax professional before making any investment decisions if they are uncertain whether an investment is suitable for them.
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.
No representation is made, and no assurance can be given, that any investment's results will be comparable to the investment results of any other product with similar investment objectives and policies, including products with the same investment professional or manager. Differences in portfolio size, investments held, contract and portfolio expenses, and other factors, can be expected to affect performance.
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.