Small-Cap Equity

Lifetime Variable Select
After-Tax Annuity

Investment Objective
The fund seeks a favorable long-term total return, mainly through capital appreciation, primarily from equity securities of smaller domestic companies.
Portfolio Strategy
Under normal circumstances, the Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in small-cap equity securities. A small-cap equity security is a security within the capitalization range of the companies included in the Russell 2000® Index at the time of purchase. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities of smaller domestic companies, across a wide range of sectors, growth rates and valuations, that appear to have favorable prospects for significant long-term capital appreciation. The Fund seeks to add incremental return over its stated benchmark index, the Russell 2000® Index, while also managing the relative risk of the Fund versus its benchmark index. Advisors uses proprietary quantitative models based on financial and investment theories to evaluate and score a broad universe of stocks in which the Fund invests.
Top 10 holdingsas of 09/30/2014
 Company Name% Assets
1Parexel International Corp0.88
2Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc0.79
3Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp0.77
4Prosperity Bancshares, Inc0.77
5RLJ Lodging Trust0.76
6Brunswick Corp0.75
7DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc0.75
8Cathay General Bancorp0.72
9Service Corp International0.71
10LogMeln, Inc0.71
portfolio analysis
LPAS Small-Cap Value Charts

The fund is exposed to the risks of investing in equity securities of smaller companies.

The holdings information provided above is as of the date indicated, and may not reflect the current holdings of this fund.

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