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    BNY Mellon Variable Investment Fund, Growth and Income Portfolio

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term capital growth, current income and growth of income consistent with reasonable investment risk.

    To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests primarily in stocks of domestic and foreign issues. The fund's stock investments may include common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible securities and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), including those purchased in initial public offerings (IPOs)

    The portfolio managers seek to create a broadly diversified portfolio for the fund that includes a blend of growth and dividend paying stocks. The fund's investment process is designed to provide investors with investment exposure to sector weightings and risk characteristics similar to those of the S&P 500 Index. The portfolio managers choose stocks through a disciplined investment process that combines computer modeling techniques, bottom-up fundamental analysis and risk management. In selecting securities, the portfolio managers seek companies that possess some or all of the following characteristics: growth of earnings potential, operating margin improvement, revenue growth prospects, business improvement, good business fundamentals, dividend yield consistent with the fund's strategy pertaining to income, value, or how a stock is priced relative to its perceived intrinsic worth, healthy financial profile, which measures the financial wellbeing of the company.

    Min. class investment
    $1,000
    Class Inception Date
    05/02/94
    Fund Assets
    $90,260,047  As of  10/02/23
    Class Assets
    $86,325,936  As of  10/02/23
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    67.86% As of fiscal year end  12/31/22
    Morningstar Category
    Large Blend
    Benchmark
    S&P 500® Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    110 As of 08/31/23
    FUND STATUS
    Open

    Morningstar Rating™ as of August 31, 2023 for the Initial Shares class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Large Blend category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 4 Stars (1277 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 5 Stars (1277 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 4 Stars (1178 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 4 Stars (874 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

    • John Porter

      John Porter

      CIO, Head of Equity, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      2 yr(s). on fund

    • John Bailer

      John Bailer, CFA

      Deputy Head of Equity Income, Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      15 yr(s). on fund

    • Karen Miki Behr

      Karen Miki Behr

      Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      2 yr(s). on fund

    • Brian C. Ferguson

      Brian C. Ferguson

      Portfolio Manager, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      3 yr(s). on fund

    • Keith Howell

      Keith Howell

      Portfolio Manager,

      2 yr(s). on fund



    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.John C. Bailer, CFA, Karen Behr, Brian C. Ferguson, Keith Howell, CFA, and John R. Porter III are the fund's primary portfolio managers, each of whom are jointly and primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of the fund's portfolio. Mr. Bailer has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since September 2008 and is Deputy Head of Equity Income and a portfolio manager at NIMNA. He has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since 1992. Ms. Behr has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since September 2021 and is a portfolio manager at NIMNA. She has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since 2008. Mr. Ferguson has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since May 2020 and is a portfolio manager at NIMNA. He has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since 1997. Mr. Howell has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since September 2021 and is a portfolio manager at NIMNA. He has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since 2006. Mr. Porter has been a primary portfolio manager of the fund since October 2021 and is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equity at NIMNA. He has been employed by NIMNA or a predecessor company of NIMNA since August 2016.

    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.

        Risk Metrics

        As of  08/31/23  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
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        18.58 0.85 1.02 95.19 0.58

        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 S&P 500® Index.



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