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Van Eck VIP Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund

  • Van Eck VIP Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund

  • Ticker:- WWMMA;false;;
  • IMPORTANT NEWS: 

    This Fund is expected to be liquidated and dissolved on or about 6/3/2015.

    In anticipation of the Fund's liquidation on or about 6/03/2015 (which date may be changed), the Fund will not be available for purchase effective March 27, 2015, except in limited circumstances. Please contact the issuer of your insurance contract or policy to determine if shares of the Fund are available for purchase under your contract or policy.

    Please read the supplement below for more detailed information.


     


     

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    The Van Eck VIP Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund (formerly Worldwide Absolute Return Fund) seeks to achieve consistent absolute (positive) returns in various market cycles. It pursues its objective by allocating its assets among investment sub-advisers with experience managing various investment strategies, including absolute return strategies, and by investing directly in open- and closed-end funds and ETFs. By allocating its assets across sub-advisers and funds that employ an assortment of investment strategies, the Fund seeks to achieve greater diversification and lower volatility than if it employed a single manager or single strategy. The Fund's benchmark is the HFRX Global Hedge Fund (HFRXGL) Index.

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  • Fund Details

     

    as of 01/31/15
    Net Assets (Class I) $9.7M Turnover Rate (2014) 355%
    Number of Holdings 279
  • Fund Allocations (%) by Strategy



    Investment Strategy January Allocation (%) Implementation
    Event Driven
    15.67 Sub-Adviser: Tiburon
    10.56 Sub-Adviser: Hunting Hill
    Long/Short Equity
    8.03 Long/Short Equity - Indexed
    13.60 Sub-Adviser: Coe
    Tactical Overlay
    28.04 Internally Managed
    Cash/Equivalents
    24.10 --
    Total 100.00 --
    Investment Strategy December Allocation (%) Implementation
    Event Driven
    14.68 Sub-Adviser: Tiburon
    9.79 Sub-Adviser: Hunting Hill
    Long/Short Equity
    12.20 Long/Short Equity - Indexed
    12.69 Sub-Adviser: Coe
    Tactical Overlay
    25.92 Internally Managed
    Cash/Equivalents
    24.72 --
    Total 100.00 --
  • Fund Summary

     

    The Fund seeks to achieve absolute (positive) returns in various market cycles. The Fund's benchmark is the HFRX Global Hedge Fund (HFRXGL) Index.

  • Net Market Exposures (%)

     

    as of 01/31/15
    Equity 5.11
    Fixed Income 10.46
    Futures/Other 1.42
  • Important Disclosure 

    For a description of the Fund's investment strategies, please refer to the prospectus.

    You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be considered part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. Because the Fund implements a fund-of-funds strategy, an investor in the Fund will bear the operating expenses of the “Underlying Funds” in which the Fund invests. The total expenses borne by an investor in the Fund will be higher than if the investor invested directly in the Underlying Funds, and the returns may therefore be lower. The Fund, the Sub-Advisers and the Underlying Funds may use aggressive investment strategies, including absolute return strategies, which are riskier than those used by typical mutual funds. If the Fund and Sub-Advisers are unsuccessful in applying these investment strategies, the Fund and you may lose more money than if you had invested in another fund that did not invest aggressively. The Fund is subject to risks associated with the Sub-Advisers making trading decisions independently, investing in other investment companies, using a particular style or set of styles, basing investment decisions on historical relationships and correlations, trading frequently, using leverage, making short sales, being non-diversified and investing in securities with low correlation to the market. Please see the prospectus for information on these and other risk considerations.

    HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index is designed to be representative of the overall composition of the hedge fund universe, and includes convertible arbitrage, distressed securities, equity hedge, equity market neutral, event driven, macro, merger arbitrage, and relative value arbitrage strategies.

    Indices are unmanaged and are not securities in which investments can be made.

    The Fund is only available as an option under various insurance contracts issued by life insurance and annuity companies. These contracts offer life and tax benefits to the beneficial owners of the Fund. The insurance or annuity company charges, fees and expenses for these benefits are not included in Fund performance. A review of the particular life and/or annuity contract will provide you with much greater detail regarding these costs and benefits.

    The Fund is not available directly to the general public. For more complete information on variable life/annuity products, including all charges and expenses, please obtain a prospectus from a licensed insurance agent/registered representative. The prospectus includes information about the investment objective, risks and charges and expenses. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. 

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