Investing internationally involves risks not associated with investing solely in the United States, such as currency fluctuation, political risk, differences in accounting and the limited availability of information.
2 Small & Mid Cap
Funds that invest in small and/or mid-size company stocks typically involve greater risk, particularly in the short term, than those investing in larger, more established companies.
An index is unmanaged, and one cannot invest directly in an index.
4 Sector Funds
Funds that concentrate investments in one region or industry may carry greater risk than more broadly diversified funds.
5 Bond Portfolios
The return of principal in bond portfolios is not guaranteed. Bond Portfolios have the same interest rate, inflation, credit, prepayment and market risks that are associated with the underlying bonds owned by the fund (or account).
6 Asset Allocation Portfolios
Asset allocation does not ensure a profit, nor protect against loss in a declining market.
7 High Yield Portfolios
High-yield portfolios may invest in high-yield or lower rated fixed-income securities (junk bonds), which may experience higher volatility and increased risk of non-payment or default.
REITs involve risks such as refinancing, economic conditions in the real estate industry, changes in property values, dependency on real estate management, and other risks associated with a portfolio that concentrates its investments in one sector or geographic region.
9 Emerging Markets
Investing in emerging markets can be riskier than investing in well-established foreign markets. International investing involves special risks not found in domestic investing, including increased political, social and economic instability.
10 Fund of Funds
Each Fund is operated as a fund of funds which invests primarily in other funds rather than in individual securities. Funds of this nature may be more expensive than other investment options.
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12 Collective Trusts
Collective trusts are non-deposit investment products, which are not bank deposits or obligations, are not guaranteed by any bank, and are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board, or any other government agency.
13 Exchange-Traded Funds
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in this lineup are available through collective trusts or mutual funds. Investors cannot invest directly in an ETF.
14 Target Date Funds
The target date is the approximate date when investors plan to retire or start withdrawing their money. Some target-date funds make no changes in asset allocations after the target date is reached; other target-date funds continue to make asset allocation changes following the target date (see prospectus for the fund's allocation strategy). The principal value is not guaranteed at any time, including at the target date.
15 MSCI Disclosure
The fund referred to herein is not sponsored, endorsed, or promoted by MSCI, and MSCI bears no liability with respect to any such fund, or an index on which each fund is based. The prospectus and statement of additional information contain a more detailed description of the limited relationship MSCI has with Lincoln Investment Advisors Corporation and any related funds.
16 Delaware Investments
Investments in Delaware Investments VIP Series, Delaware Funds, LVIP Delaware Funds or Lincoln Life accounts managed by Delaware Investment Advisors, a series of Delaware Management Business Trust, are not and will not be deposits with or liabilities of Macquarie Bank Limited ABN 46008 583 542 and its holding companies, including their subsidiaries or related companies, and are subject to investment risk, including possible delays in prepayment and loss of income and capital invested. No Macquarie Group company guarantees or will guarantee the performance of the Series or Funds or accounts, the repayment of capital from the Series or Funds or account, or any particular rate of return.
The Fund's protection sub-strategy is not a guarantee, and the Fund's shareholders may experience losses. The Fund employs hedging strategies designed to provide for downside protection during sharp downward movements in equity markets. The cost of these hedging strategies could limit the upside participation of the Fund in rising equity markets relative to other un-hedged funds.
The Fund's RPM strategy is not a guarantee the Fund's shareholders may experience losses. The Fund employs hedging strategies designed to manage overall portfolio volatility. The cost of these hedging strategies could limit the upside participation of the Fund in rising equity markets relative to un-hedged funds.
This Fund will typically seek to gain exposure to the commodity markets by investing in commodity-linked derivative instruments, swap transactions, or index- and commodity-linked "structured" notes. These instruments may subject the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities. This Fund is non-diversified, which means it may incur greater risk by concentrating its assets in a smaller number of issuers than a diversified fund.
This variable annuity contract has limitations and expense charges. For costs and complete details of the coverage contact your Lincoln plan representative.
The Lincoln DirectorSM is a group variable annuity contract issued by The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, IN on policy form #19476 7/94 and variations thereof. It is distributed by Lincoln Financial Distributors, Inc., a broker-dealer.
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