Franklin U.S. Government Securities VIP Fund

  • Trading Symbol: FFMEC
  • Information
    Prior to May 1, 2014, the Franklin U.S. Government Securities VIP Fund was known as the Franklin U.S. Government Fund.Prior to May 1, 2014, the Franklin U.S. Government Securities VIP Fund was known as the Franklin U.S. Government Fund.

Morningstar® Snapshot*

Returns 5 out of 5, High Returns
Risk of this Category Category Risk Rating:3, where 1 is Lower and 10 is Higher

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AS OF 8/31/2015
Average Annual Returns
YTD (Daily)* 1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr Life
FFMEC +0.23% +0.93% +0.16% -- +0.50%
*AS OF 8/31/2015; Value is cumulative

Hypothetical Growth of $10,000

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Shows growth of hypothetical $10,000 investment in Franklin U.S. Government Securities VIP Fund over the selected time period

The chart illustrates the performance of a hypothetical $10,000 investment made in the fund ten years ago or on commencement of operations (whichever is later). Figures include reinvestment of capital gains and dividends, and reflect the effects of the annual annuity charge and the underlying fund's expenses. Figures do not reflect the effects of any applicable redemption fees, maintenance charges, or surrender fees, which would lower these figures. This chart is not intended to imply any future performance of the fund.

The performance data featured represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment returns and the principal value of a variable annuity will fluctuate; therefore, you may have a gain or loss when money is withdrawn or received. Fund performance fluctuates and currently may be significantly higher or lower than stated.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
This Fund -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -2.48% 3.13% 0.23%

Fund Manager(s)

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Paul Varunok since 12/31/2004 Patrick Klein since 5/1/2010

Fund Overview


The investment seeks income.


The fund normally invests at least 80% of net assets in U.S. government securities. It invests primarily to predominantly in fixed income and variable rate mortgage-backed securities, a significant to substantial amount of which is in securities issued by the Government National Mortgage Association. The fund may also invest in mortgage-backed and other securities issued or guaranteed by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). It may invest in U.S. Treasury STRIPS, bills, bonds and notes. The fund may also invest in other U.S. government securities.


In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible. Additional risk information for this product may be found in the prospectus or other product materials, if available.


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Morningstar Category
Intermediate Government
Subaccount Inception
Unit Value
Turnover Rate
Net Assets ($M)
12 Month Low-High
$10.09 - $10.29

Top 10 Holdings

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AS OF 6/30/2015
Top 10 Holdings
GNMA 3.5% 06/20/2045 6.64%
GNMA 4% 12/20/2044 5.01%
FNMA 3.60%
GNMA 3.5% 09/20/2042 2.78%
FNMA FRN 2.41%
GNMA 2.317% 2.25%
GNMA 3.5% 01/20/2043 2.08%
GNMA 4% 11/20/2044 2.03%
GNMA 3.5% 05/20/2043 1.75%
GNMA 3.5% 11/20/2042 1.67%
% of Total Portfolio 30.22%
Total # of holdings: 1559 as of 6/30/2015

Quarter-End Average Annual Total Returns

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AS OF 6/30/2015; *SUBACCOUNT INCEPTION 4/30/2012 Glossary definition opens in new window.

0.74% AS OF 5/1/2015
1 Yr 3 Yr 5 Yr 10 Yr Life*
Franklin U.S. Government Securities VIP Fund 0.77% 0.35% -- -- 0.44%
Barclays Int Gov bond 1.79% 0.90% 2.06% 3.67% --
Intermediate Government 0.47% -0.38% 0.81% 2.24% --

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