NVIT JPMorgan Mozaic Multi-Asset
Objective And StrategyObjective
Seeks a high level of total return.
In seeking a high level of total return, the Fund seeks to track the performance of the J.P. Morgan MozaicSM Index (Series F) (the "Index") before the deduction of Fund expenses.
* This portfolio can leverage or use leveraged instruments or derivatives. Portfolios that use leverage, that is, borrow money, are subject to the risk that the cost of borrowing money to leverage will exceed the returns for the securities purchased or that the securities purchased may actually go down in value. Thus the portfolio's net asset value can decrease more quickly than if the portfolio had not borrowed. Portfolios that use leveraged instruments or derivatives such as futures, options and swap agreements, may expose the portfolio to additional risks that it would not be subject to if it invested directly in the securities underlying those derivatives. The more a portfolio invests in leveraged instruments, the more the leverage will magnify any gains or losses on those investments.
* The portfolio's exposure to the commodities markets may subject the portfolio to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. The value of commodity-linked derivative instruments may be affected by overall market movements, commodity index volatility, changes in interest rates and events affecting a particular industry or commodity such as drought, floods, weather, livestock disease, embargoes, tariffs and international economic, political and regulatory developments.
* This fund has a risk of prepayment and extension. A mortgage backed bond, unlike other bonds can be hurt when interest rates fall because homeowners refinance and prepay principal. Receiving increasing prepayments in a falling interest rate environment cause the average maturity of the portfolio to shorten, reducing its potential for price gains. It requires the fund to reinvest at lower interest rates, which reduced the portfolio's total return and yield, and may cause certain bond prices to fall below the level the fund paid for them, resulting in a capital loss.
* Credit risk is the risk that the issuer of a security may be unable to make interest payments and/or repay principal when due. A downgrade to an issuer’s credit rating or a perceived change in an issuer’s financial strength may affect a security’s value, and thus, impact the VA Short-Term Fixed Portfolio’s performance.
* Sovereign debt securities are subject to the risk that a government entity may delay or refuse to pay interest or repay principal on its sovereign debt.
* The value of a specific security can be more volatile than the market as a whole and can perform differently from the value of the market as a whole. The value of securities of smaller issuers can be more volatile than those of larger issuers. The value of certain types of securities can be more volatile due to increased sensitivity to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments.
* Rising interest rates will generally cause the prices of bonds and other debt securities to fall. Longer maturity debt securities may be subject to greater price fluctuations than shorter maturity debt securities. In addition, falling interest rates may cause an issuer to redeem, call or refinance a debt security before its stated maturity, which may result in the fund having to reinvest the process in lower yielding securities.
* A futures contract is considered a derivative because it derives its value from the price of the underlying security or financial index. The prices of futures contracts can be volatile, and futures contracts may be illiquid. In addition, there may be imperfect or even negative correlation between the price of a futures contract and the price of the underlying securities.
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