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Franklin US Government Securities VIP 2
Release date as of 2024-04-30. Data on page is subject to change.
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Overall Morningstar
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As of 2024-04-30
Out of 215
Intermediate Government Funds
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As of 2024-03-31
Total Fund Assets ($ Mil)
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  Investment Objective & Strategy  
The investment seeks income.
The fund normally invests at least 80% of its net assets in U.S. government securities. It invests primarily to predominantly in fixed rate 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 invest in U.S. Treasury STRIPS, bills, bonds, notes and Treasury inflation-protected securities.
  Morningstar Category: Intermediate Government
Intermediate-government portfolios have at least 90% of their bond holdings in bonds backed by the U.S. government or by government-linked agencies. This backing minimizes the credit risk of these portfolios, as the U.S. government is unlikely to default on its debt. These portfolios have durations typically between 3.5 and 6.0 years. Consequently, the group's performance--and its level of volatility--tends to fall between that of the short government and long government bond categories. Morningstar calculates monthly breakpoints using the effective duration of the Morningstar Core Bond Index in determining duration assignment. Intermediate is defined as 75% to 125% of the three-year average effective duration of the MCBI. 
  Investment Risks
There are no additional fund specific investment risks (e.g. liquidity risk, currency risk, foreign investment risk, etc.) associated with this fund beyond the normal risks generally associated with investing in a mutual fund.
  Portfolio Profile
Asset Allocation
% of Net Assets
Bullet U.S. Stocks U.S. Stocks 0.0
Bullet Non-U.S. Stocks Non-U.S. Stocks 0.0
Bullet Bonds Bonds 90.2
Bullet Cash Cash 9.8
Bullet Other Other 0.0
Asset Allocation Rescaled Graph
Data through 2024-04-30
Morningstar Fixed-Income Sectors
% Fund
Government 13.13
Corporate 1.04
Securitized 76.05
Municipal 0.00
Cash & Equivalents 9.78
Derivative 0.00
Data through 2024-04-30
Credit Analysis
% Bonds
AAA 0.00
AA 93.49
A 0.00
BBB 0.00
BB 0.00
B 0.00
Below B 0.00
Not Rated 6.51
Data through 2024-03-31
Credit Analysis Graph
Holding Status
Total Number of Stock Holdings 0
Total Number of Bond Holdings 699
% of Net Assets in Top 10 Holdings 32.79
Turnover % (as of 2023-06-30) 12.86
30 Day SEC Yield % 2.99
Top Holdings
% of Net
United States Treasury Notes 2.25% 2027-08-15 34,040 31,535 5.93
Government National Mortgage Association 2.5% 2051-08-20 29,562 24,342 4.58
United States Treasury Notes 2.375% 2024-08-15 22,000 21,917 4.12
Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5% 2051-09-01 19,286 15,383 2.89
Government National Mortgage Association 3% 2051-11-20 17,967 15,359 2.89
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. 4.5% 2052-10-01 14,302 13,244 2.49
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. 5% 2052-12-01 13,850 13,196 2.48
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. 5.5% 2053-01-01 13,496 13,180 2.48
Government National Mortgage Association 3% 2051-10-20 15,350 13,124 2.47
Federal National Mortgage Association 4% 2052-09-01 14,503 13,052 2.46
Data through 2024-04-30
  Principal Risks   
Credit and Counterparty, Extension, Prepayment (Call), Loss of Money, Not FDIC Insured, Active Management, Income, Interest Rate, Market/Market Volatility, Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities, Other, U.S. Government Obligations
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  Other Information
Inception Date: 1999-01-06
Portfolio Manager(s)
Neil Dhruv   (2019-10-24)
Portfolio Manager of FT Institutional and portfolio manager of FRANKLIN STRATEGIC MORTGAGE PORTFOLIO since October 2019.
Paul Varunok   (2004-12-31)
Mr. Varunok is portfolio manager of Franklin Advisers. He joined Franklin Templeton Investments in 2001. Previously, Varunok was a fixed-income analyst for Prudential Securities, Inc.
Investment Advisor(s)
Franklin Advisers, Inc.
Franklin Templeton Investments
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