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    BNY Mellon Investment Portfolios, Technology Growth Portfolio

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks capital appreciation.

    To pursue this goal, the fund normally invests at least 80% of its assets in the stocks of growth companies of any size that the manager believes to be leading producers or beneficiaries of technological innovation. Up to 25% of the fund's assets may be invested in foreign securities. The fund's stock investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks and convertible securities of both U.S. and foreign issuers, including those purchased in initial public offerings.

    In choosing stocks, the fund looks for technology companies with the potential for strong earnings or revenue growth rates, although some of the fund's investments may currently be experiencing losses. The fund's investment process centers on a multi-dimensional approach that look for opportunities across emerging growth, cyclical or stable growth companies. The fund's investment approach seeks companies that appear to have strong earnings momentum, positive earnings revisions, favorable growth, product or market cycles and/or favorable valuations.

    The fund typically sells a stock when the manager believes there is a more attractive alternative, or there are deteriorating fundamentals, such as a loss of competitive advantage, a failure in management execution or deteriorating capital structure. The fund also may sell stocks when the manager's evaluation of a sector has changed.
    Min. class investment
    Class Inception Date
    Fund Assets
    $865,434,093  As of  09/22/23
    Class Assets
    $218,959,693  As of  09/22/23
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    51.13% As of fiscal year end  12/31/22
    Morningstar Category
    NYSE® Technology Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    39 As of 08/31/23

    Morningstar Rating™ as of August 31, 2023 for the Initial Shares class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Technology category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (228 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 2 Stars (228 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (202 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (157 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.


    This fund is only offered as an underlying investment option for variable annuity contracts and variable life insurance policies and is not sold directly to the general public. Please refer investors to the applicable variable annuity or variable life insurance prospectus as well as the underlying fund prospectus for more detailed information and other important considerations, which should be read carefully before investing.

    Portfolio Managers

    • Robert Zeuthen

      Robert Zeuthen, CFA

      Research Analyst, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      1 yr(s). on fund

    • Jonathan J. Piskorowski

      Jonathan J. Piskorowski, CFA

      Research Analyst, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      Since October 2022

    Fees & Expenses

    Variable insurance products have additional fees, charges and expenses. Please consult the applicable variable contract prospectus for more detailed information.

    Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

    The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC (NIMNA), to serve as the fund's sub-adviser. NIMNA has entered into a sub-sub-investment advisory agreement with its affiliate, Newton Investment Management Limited (NIM), to enable NIM to provide certain advisory services to NIMNA for the benefit of the fund. The primary portfolio manager of the fund is Peter D. Goslin, CFA. Mr. Goslin has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since March 2017. Mr. Goslin is a portfolio manager at NIMNA.

    Top Holdings

    As of 08/31/23

    Asset Allocation

        Main Risks

        An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit. It is not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC or any other government agency. It is not a complete investment program. The fund's share price fluctuates, sometimes dramatically, which means you could lose money.
        Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund's prospectus.
        Technology companies involve greater risk because their earnings tend to be less predictable, their share prices more volatile, and their securities less liquid than larger, more established companies. Some of the fund's investments in technology companies will rise and fall based on investor perceptions rather than economics. Certain technology companies may have limited product lines, markets or financial resources. Investor perception may play a greater role in determining the day-to-day value of tech stocks than it does in other sectors.
        The fund's share price is likely to be more volatile than other funds that do not concentrate in one sector. The technology sector involves special risks, such as the faster rate of change and obsolescence of technological advances, and has been among the most volatile sectors of the stock market.
        The technology sector has been among the most volatile sectors of the stock market. Because the fund's investments are concentrated in the technology sector, its performance will be affected dramatically by developments in that sector.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  08/31/23  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
        26.53 -10.22 1.27 67.05 -0.07

        All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI Index.


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