†dagger disclosure The fund's expense ratio is from the most recent prospectus, which shows that the fund is not waiving any expenses.
As of April 26, 2018, this formerly undesignated share class was re-designated as Primary Shares.
Expenses shown do not reflect any additional fees or expenses that may be imposed by separate accounts of insurance companies or in connection with any variable annuity or variable life insurance contract. If these had been included, an investor's costs would be higher.
Total returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative.
Total return may have been lower in the absence of temporary expense waivers or reimbursements.
Bond prices are sensitive to changes in interest rates, and a rise in interest rates can cause a decline in their prices.
International investing involves special risks including currency risk, increased volatility, political risks, and differences in auditing and other financial standards.
High-yield, lower-rated securities generally entail greater market, credit/default and liquidity risks and may be more volatile than investment-grade securities.
The fund’s use of derivative instruments involves risks different from, or possibly greater than, the risks associated with investing directly in securities and other traditional instruments.
There can be no guarantee that the fund will maintain its annualized volatility target. Furthermore, while the volatility management seeks competitive returns with more consistent volatility of returns, the attainment and maintenance of the target volatility does not ensure that the fund will deliver competitive returns. The fund’s managed volatility strategy may expose the fund to losses (some of which may be sudden and significant) that it would not have otherwise been exposed to if it only invested directly in equity and fixed income securities. For example, the value of the Long S&P Futures Positions (which may be up to 60% of the fund’s net asset value) may decline in value due to a decline in the level of the S&P 500, while the value of the Short S&P Futures Position (which may be up to 40% of the fund’s net asset value) may decline in value due to an increase in the level of the S&P 500. Furthermore, losses on the Short S&P Futures Position are potentially unlimited. Additionally, Long S&P 500 Futures Positions are being held to hedge the value of the fund’s direct investments in equity securities and, as a result, these futures contracts may decline in value at the same time as the fund’s direct investments in equity securities. The fund’s managed volatility strategy also exposes shareholders to leverage risk and the risks of investing in derivative contracts. There can be no assurances that the fund’s use of derivative contracts or hybrid instruments will work as intended.
Diversification does not assure a profit nor protect against loss.
There are no guarantees that dividend-paying stocks will continue to pay dividends. In addition, dividend-paying stocks may not experience the same capital appreciation potential as non-dividend-paying stocks.
Effective December 2, 2011, the fund's name was changed from Federated Capital Income Fund II to Federated Managed Volatility Fund II and the Advisor will use derivative contracts, including stock index futures to target an annualized volatility level for the Fund of approximately 10%. However, the actual or realized volatility for any particular period may be materially higher or lower depending on market conditions.
Volatility is a statistical measurement of the frequency and level of changes in the value of an asset, index or instrument without regard to the direction of those changes. Volatility may result from rapid and dramatic price swings.
Fund shares are available exclusively as a funding vehicle for life insurance companies writing variable life insurance policies and variable annuity contracts. If you are an individual investor, contact your financial advisor or insurance company for more information on these products.
The fund is a managed portfolio and its holdings are subject to change.
The holdings percentages are based on net assets at the close of business on the date above, and may not necessarily reflect adjustments that are routinely made when presenting net assets for formal financial statement purposes. Because this is a managed portfolio, the investment mix will change.
The ratings agencies that provided the quality breakdown ratings are Standard and Poor's, Moody's and Fitch. When ratings vary, the highest rating is used. Credit ratings of A or better are considered to be high credit quality; credit ratings of BBB are good credit quality, and the lowest category of investment grade; credit ratings BB and below are lower-rated securities ("junk bonds"); and credit ratings of CCC or below have high default risk. The credit quality breakdown does not give effect to the impact of any credit derivative investments made by the fund.
Investors should carefully consider the fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a summary prospectus or prospectus containing this and other information, contact us or view the prospectus provided on this website. Please carefully read the summary prospectus or prospectus before investing.
Product classifications noted at the top are Federated Hermes' internal classifications.