MFS® Limited Maturity Portfolio

Fixed Income
$ 10.18
$0.01 As of 12/14/17
$573M
As of 11/30/17

MFS® Limited Maturity Portfolio

Fixed Income
$0.01 As of 12/14/17
As of 11/30/17
Fixed Income
$ 10.18
$0.01 As of 12/14/17
$573M
As of 11/30/17
INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

Seeks total return with an emphasis on current income, but also considering capital preservation.

INVESTMENT FOCUS

Conservative, short-term bond fund investing in investment-grade securities

The Fund's average maturity normally doesn't exceed five years.

Constructs a high quality and short duration portfolio from the bottom up

Fund Information

Net Assets ($ M)
As of 11/30/17
$573.25
Benchmark

Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index measures the short term (1 to 3 years) government and investment-grade corporate bond markets.

Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Year U.S. Government/Credit Bond Index

Top 10 Holdings

As of 11/30/17
  • US Treasury Note 1.375% FEB 15 20
  • US Treasury Note 1.625% AUG 31 19
  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc 2.55% OCT 23 19
  • Fannie Mae 3.738% JUN 01 18
  • Morgan Stanley 2.375% JUL 23 19
  • Shire Acquisitions Investments Ireland DAC 1.9% SEP 23 19
  • Barclays PLC 3.25% JAN 12 21
  • Svensk Exportkredit AB 1.125% AUG 28 19
  • Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services PLC 144A 2.375% JUN 24 22
  • Citigroup Inc 2.4% FEB 18 20
MANAGERS

Important Risk Considerations

The portfolio may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the portfolio.

Investments in debt instruments may decline in value as the result of declines in the credit quality of the issuer, borrower, counterparty, or other entity responsible for payment, underlying collateral, or changes in economic, political, issuer-specific, or other conditions. Certain types of debt instruments can be more sensitive to these factors and therefore more volatile. In addition, debt instruments entail interest rate risk (as interest rates rise, prices usually fall). Therefore the Fund's share price may decline during rising rates. Funds that consist of debt instruments with longer durations are generally more sensitive to a rise in interest rates than those with shorter durations. At times, and particularly during periods of market turmoil, all or a large portion of segments of the market may not have an active trading market. As a result, it may be difficult to value these investments and it may not be possible to sell a particular investment or type of investment at any particular time or at an acceptable price. The price of an instrument trading at a negative interest rate responds to interest rate changes like other debt instruments; however, an instrument purchased at a negative interest rate is expected to produce a negative return if held to maturity.

Investments in foreign markets can involve greater risk and volatility than U.S. investments because of adverse market, currency, economic, industry, political, regulatory, geopolitical, or other conditions.

Investments in derivatives can be used to take both long and short positions, be highly volatile, involve leverage (which can magnify losses), and involve risks in addition to the risks of the underlying indicator(s) on which the derivative is based, such as counterparty and liquidity risk.

Please see the prospectus for further information on these and other risk considerations.

Performance

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These results represent the percent change in net asset value.
Monthly | Quarterly As of 09/30/17 (*YTD Updated Daily, As of 12/13/17 , subject to revision and not annualized.)

    Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value fluctuate so your units, when sold, may be worth more or less than the original cost; current performance may be lower or higher than quoted.

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    Important Performance Information

    Performance results reflect any applicable expense subsidies and waivers in effect during the periods shown. Without such subsidies and waivers the portfolios' performance results would be less favorable. All results assume the reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. The performance is as of the date shown; it may not include the entire investment portfolio and is subject to change.

    Initial Class shares have no sales charge.

    The returns for the portfolio shown do not reflect the deduction of expenses associated with variable products, such as mortality and expense risk charges, separate account charges, and sales charges imposed by insurance company separate accounts. Such expenses would reduce the overall returns shown. Please refer to the variable product's annual report for performance that reflects the deduction of the fees and charges imposed by insurance company separate accounts.

    Withdrawals of earnings and other taxable amounts are subject to income tax and, if made prior to age 59 ½, may be subject to an additional 10% federal tax penalty. Early withdrawals reduce the death benefit.

    Performance figures shown for periods before December 8, 2012, represent performance of the prior investment adviser and sub-adviser to the fund's predecessor under the previous investment strategies for the Fund.

    No representation is made, and no assurance can be given, that any investment's results will be comparable to the investment results of any other product with similar investment objectives and policies, including products with the same investment professional or manager. Differences in portfolio size, investments held, contract and portfolio expenses, and other factors can be expected to affect performance.

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