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Investment Opportunity

This portfolio offers access to international equity markets built around a high conviction, best ideas approach capitalizing on the expertise of the manager's regional equity teams. Global, bottom up stock picking offers the portfolio access to the best companies outside the U.S. that are positioned to respond to a constantly changing economic and business environment. The global perspective allows the manager a greater opportunity set to search for the best investment ideas.

Fund Risks

Investing internationally, especially in emerging markets, involves additional risks such as currency, political, accounting, economic, and market risk.

The market price of equity securities may be affected by financial market, industry, or issuer-specific events. Focus on a particular style or on small or medium-sized companies may enhance that risk.

Key Stats (as of 4/17/2014)

Inception: 5/1/1990
CUSIP: 92829L505
Net Assets by Fund: $318,169,220
Net Assets by Class: $318,058,519

Management Team

Bruce Stout
Bruce Stout Aberdeen Asset Management

Industry start date: 1987

Start date with Series: 2000

Stephen Docherty
Stephen Docherty Aberdeen Asset Management

Industry start date: 1991

Start date with Series: 2000

Jamie Cumming, CFA
Jamie Cumming, CFA Aberdeen Asset Management

Industry start date: 2001

Start date with Series: 2003

Stewart Methven, CFA
Stewart Methven, CFA Aberdeen Asset Management

Industry start date: 1987

Start date with Series: 2010

Samantha Fitzpatrick, CFA
Samantha Fitzpatrick, CFA Aberdeen Asset Management

Industry start date: 2000

Start date with Series: 2013

Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management believes that leveraging the expertise of its regional investment teams along with their stock picking style and long term focus ideally allows them to take advantage of opportunities in international equities.

Morningstar Ratings

Overall Rating Non Load-Waived

As of 3/31/2014 the Fund was rated 4 stars out of 701 funds, 4 stars out of 625 funds and 5 stars out of 332 funds within the Foreign Large Blend category for the 3-, 5- and 10 year periods, respectively.

Strong ratings are not indicative of positive fund performance.

Average Annual Total Returns

Monthly Performance (%) (as of 3/31/2014)
  3 Mon. YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
NAV 2.96 2.96 7.62 6.62 17.64 9.09 7.60
Quarterly Performance (%) (as of 3/31/2014)
  3 Mon. YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception
NAV 2.96 2.96 7.62 6.62 17.64 9.09 7.60
Index 0.66 0.66 17.56 7.21 16.02 6.53 NA

3 Mon., YTD and 1 Year performance is not annualized.

Index: MSCI EAFE® Index (net)
The MSCI EAFE® Index (net) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that measures developed foreign market equity performance, excluding the U.S. and Canada. The index is calculated on a total return basis with net dividends reinvested. The index is unmanaged, its returns do not reflect any fees, expenses, or sales charges, and is not available for direct investment.

Sales Charge and Expense

Fund class operating expenses are 1.17%.

Risk Statistics3 (as of 3/31/2014)

  Fund Index
R2 0.91 1.00
Beta 0.88 1.00
Alpha 0.23 0.00
Std Dev 15.31 16.55
Index: MSCI EAFE® Index (net)

Daily Price (as of 4/17/2014)

NAV Change ($)
19.14 0.09

Top Holdings (% Fund)
(as of 3/31/2014)

Roche Holding Ltd Genusssch. 4.41
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.4.55%, 85% 4.26
British American Tobacco p.l.c. 4.24
Novartis AG 3.95
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sponsored ADR 3.86
Nestle S.A. 3.43
Eni S.p.A. 3.15
Zurich Insurance Group AG 3.02
Tenaris S.A. Sponsored ADR 2.99
Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR 8.66%, 0% 2.93

Top Countries (% Invested Assets)
(as of 3/31/2014)

United Kingdom 23.00
Switzerland 16.11
Japan 7.24
Brazil 6.99
Italy 6.22

Top Sectors (% Equity)
(as of 3/31/2014)

Financials 19.16
Consumer Staples 15.61
Energy 15.11
Industrials 14.01
Materials 10.07

Characteristics4
(as of 3/31/2014)

Avg Weighted Market Cap (bn) $64.39
Median Market Cap (bn) $32.57
Trailing P/E 13.38x
Price-to-Cash Flow 10.17
Price-to-Book Value 2.26

Morningstar Ratings

Overall Rating Non Load-Waived

As of 3/31/2014 the Fund was rated 4 stars out of 701 funds, 4 stars out of 625 funds and 5 stars out of 332 funds within the Foreign Large Blend category for the 3-, 5- and 10 year periods, respectively.

Strong ratings are not indicative of positive fund performance.

The investments for the Series are managed by the same portfolio manager(s) who manage one or more other funds that have similar names, investment objectives and investment styles as the Series. You should be aware that the Series is likely to differ from the other mutual funds in size, cash flow pattern and tax matters. Accordingly, the holdings and performance of the Series can be expected to vary from those of the other mutual funds.

Shares of the separate Series of Virtus Variable Insurance Trust are sold only through the currently effective prospectuses and are not available to the general public. Shares of the VIT Series may be purchased only by life insurance companies to be used with their separate accounts which fund variable annuity and variable life insurance policies or qualified retirement plans and are also available as an underlying investment fund for certain qualified retirement plans. The performance information for the Series does not reflect fees and expenses of the insurance companies. If such fees and expenses were deducted, performance would be lower.

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

Returns for periods of less than one year are cumulative total returns.

1 Yields/Distributions: Distribution Yield (at NAV) is calculated by annualizing the latest month's distribution and dividing by the NAV on the last business day of the period. SEC Yield represents the net investment income earned by a fund over a 30-day period (7-day period for Money Market Funds), expressed as an annual percentage rate based on the fund's public offering share price at the end of the 30-day period (7-day period for Money Market Funds).

2 Distribution History: Distributions are represented on a cash basis and may be reclassified at year end for tax purposes. The Fund will send you a Form 1099-DIV for the calendar year that will tell you how to report these distributions for federal income tax purposes. STCG: Short Term Capital Gain, LTCG: Long Term Capital Gain


3 Risk Statistics: R2 is a statistical measure that represents the percentage of a fund or security's movements that can be explained by movements in a benchmark index. Beta is a quantitative measure of the volatility of a given portfolio to the overall market. Alpha is a risk adjusted measure of an investment's excess return relative to a benchmark. A positive Alpha indicates that the investment produced a return greater than expected for the risk (as measured by Beta) taken. Standard Deviation measures variability of returns around the average return for an investment fund. Higher standard deviation suggests greater risk. Risk Statistics are calculated using 36 monthly returns.

4 Characteristics: For Equity Funds:Trailing P/E: Per-share stock price divided by the latest12-months Earnings per Share; Price/Cash Flow: Per-share stock price divided by the per-share operating cash flow; Price/Book: Per-share stock price divided by the latest 12-month per-share Book Value; 3-Year EPS Growth Rate: Average of earnings per share growth for latest 3-year period. The 3-Year EPS Growth Rate is not a forecast of the fund's performance.

Not insured by FDIC/NCUSIF or any federal government agency. No bank guarantee. Not a deposit. May lose value.

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