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Guardian Variable Products Trust

Filed: 19 Jul 19, 12:43pm
X0201

N-CEN/A: Filer Information

Submission Contact Information

Name
Phone
E-Mail Address

Notification Information

Notify via Filing Website only?Checkbox not checked

N-CEN/A:Series/Class (Contract) Information

All?Checkbox checked

N-CEN/A:Part A: General Information

Item A.1. Reporting period covered.

a. Report for period ending:
2018-12-31
b. Does this report cover a period of less than 12 months?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN/A:Part B: Information About the Registrant


Item B.1. Background information.

a. Full name of Registrant
Guardian Variable Products Trust
b. Investment Company Act file number ( e.g., 811-)
811-23148
c. CIK
0001668512
d. LEI
549300S9PVDT6IL3OT03

Item B.2. Address and telephone number of Registrant.

a. Street 1
7 HANOVER SQUARE
Street 2
b. City
NEW YORK
c. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
d. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
e. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
10004
f. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
212-598-8000
g. Public Website, if any
www.guardianlife.com

Item B.3. Location of books and records.

Instruction. Provide the requested information for each person maintaining physical possession of each account, book, or other document required to be maintained by section 31(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-30(a)) and the rules under that section.
Location books Record: 1
a. Name of person (e.g., a custodian of records)
State Street Bank and Trust Company
b. Street 1
1 Lincoln Street
Street 2
c. City
Boston
d. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
f. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
02111
g. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
617-786-3000
h. Briefly describe the books and records kept at this location:
Custody and Accounting Records.

Item B.4. Initial of final filings.

Instruction. Respond "yes" to Item B.4.b only if the Registrant has filed an application to deregister or will file an application to deregister before its next required filing on this form.
a. Is this the first filing on this form by the Registrant? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Is this the last filing on this form by the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.5. Family of investment companies.

Instruction. "Family of investment companies" means, except for insurance company separate accounts, any two or more registered investment companies that (i) share the same investment adviser or principal underwriter; and (ii) hold themselves out to investors as related companies for purposes of investment and investor services.In responding to this item, all Registrants in the family of investment companies should report the name of the family of investment companies identically.
Insurance company separate accounts that may not hold themselves out to investors as related companies (products) for purposes of investment and investor services should consider themselves part of the same family if the operational or accounting or control systems under which these entities function are substantially similar.
a. Is the Registrant part of a family of investment companies? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. Full name of family of investment companies
GUARDIANVP

Item B.6. Organization.

Instruction. For Item B.6.a.i., the Registrant should include all Series that have been established by the Registrant and have shares outstanding (other than shares issued in connection with an initial investment to satisfy section 14(a) of the Act).
Indicate the classification of the Registrant by checking the applicable item below.
Checkbox checked a. Open-end management investment company registered under the Act on Form N-1A
Checkbox not checked b. Closed-end management investment company registered under the Act on Form N-2
Checkbox not checked c. Separate account offering variable annuity contracts which is registered under the Act as a management investment company on Form N-3
Checkbox not checked d. Separate account offering variable annuity contracts which is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust on Form N-4
Checkbox not checked e. Small business investment company registered under the Act on Form N-5
Checkbox not checked f. Separate account offering variable insurance contracts which is registered under the Act as a unit investment trust on Form N-6
Checkbox not checked g. Unit investment trust registered under the Act on Form N-8B-2
i. Total number of Series of the Registrant
16

Item B.7. Securities Act registration.

Is the Registrant the issuer of a class of securities registered under the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act")? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item B.8. Directors.

Provide the information requested below about each person serving as director of the Registrant (management investment companies only):
Director Record: 1
a. Full Name
Gordon Dinsmore
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A
Director Record: 2
a. Full Name
Lisa K. Polsky
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A
Director Record: 3
a. Full Name
Marc Costantini
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A
Director Record: 4
a. Full Name
John Walters
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A
Director Record: 5
a. Full Name
Theda R. Haber
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A
Director Record: 6
a. Full Name
Bruce W. Ferris
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A
Director Record: 7
a. Full Name
Marshall Lux
b. CRD number, if any
000000000
c. Is the person an "interested person" of the Registrant as that term is defined in section 2(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. Investment Company Act file number of any other registered investment company for which the person also serves as a director (e.g., 811-)
File Number Record: 1
File Number Record:
N/A

Item B.9. Chief compliance officer.

Provide the information requested below about each person serving as chief compliance officer of the Registrant for purposes of rule 38a-1 (17 CFR 270.38a- 1):
Chief compliance officer Record: 1
a. Full Name
Philip Stack
b. CRD Number, if any
000000000
c. Street Address 1
7 Hanover Square
Street Address 2
d. City
New York
e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Zip code and zip code extension, or foreign postal code
10004
h. Telephone number (including country code if foreign)
XXXXXX
i. Has the chief compliance officer changed since the last filing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
If the chief compliance officer is compensated or employed by any person other than the Registrant, or an affiliated person of the Registrant, for providing chief compliance officer services, provide:
CCO employer Record: 1
i. Name of the person
N/A
ii. Person's IRS Employer Identification Number
N/A

Item B.10. Matters for security holder vote.

Instruction. Registrants registered on Forms N-3, N-4 or N-6, should respond "yes" to this Item only if security holder votes were solicited on contract-level matters.
Were any matters submitted by the Registrant for its security holders' vote during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.11. Legal proceeding.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, the following proceedings should be described: (1) any bankruptcy, receivership or similar proceeding with respect to the Registrant or any of its significant subsidiaries; (2) any proceeding to which any director, officer or other affiliated person of the Registrant is a party adverse to the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries; and (3) any proceeding involving the revocation or suspension of the right of the Registrant to sell securities.
a. Have there been any material legal proceedings, other than routine litigation incidental to the business, to which the Registrant or any of its subsidiaries was a party or of which any of their property was the subject during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has any proceeding previously reported been terminated? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.12. Fidelity bond and insurance (management investment companies only).

a. Were any claims with respect to the Registrant filed under a fidelity bond (including, but not limited to, the fidelity insuring agreement of the bond) during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.13. Directors and officers/errors and omissions insurance (management investment companies only).

a. Are the Registrant's officers or directors covered in their capacities as officers or directors under any directors and officers/errors and omissions insurance policy owned by the Registrant or anyone else? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
i. If yes, were any claims filed under the policy during the reporting period with respect to the Registrant? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.14. Provision of financial support.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, a provision of financial support includes any (1) capital contribution, (2) purchase of a security from a Money Market Fund in reliance on rule 17a-9 under the Act (17 CFR 270.17a-9), (3) purchase of any defaulted or devalued security at fair value reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio, (4) execution of letter of credit or letter of indemnity, (5) capital support agreement (whether or not the Registrant ultimately received support), (6) performance guarantee, or (7) other similar action reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio. Provision of financial support does not include any (1) routine waiver of fees or reimbursement of Registrant's expenses, (2) routine inter-fund lending, (3) routine inter-fund purchases of Registrant's shares, or (4) action that would qualify as financial support as defined above, that the board of directors has otherwise determined not to be reasonably intended to increase or stabilize the value or liquidity of the Registrant's portfolio.
Did an affiliated person, promoter, or principal underwriter of the Registrant, or an affiliated person of such a person, provide any form of financial support to the Registrant during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.15. Exemptive orders.

a. During the reporting period, did the Registrant rely on any orders from the Commission granting an exemption from one or more provisions of the Act, Securities Act or Exchange Act? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.16. Principal underwriters.

a. Provide the information requested below about each principal underwriter:
Principal underwriter Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
ii. SEC file number (e.g., 8-)
8-51324
iii. CRD number
000046173
iv. LEI, if any
00000000000000000000
v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the principal underwriter an affiliated person of the Registrant, or its investment adviser(s) or depositor? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Have any principal underwriters been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.17. Independent public accountant.

Provide the following information about eachthe independent public accountant:
Public accountant Record: 1
a. Full Name
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
b. PCAOB Number
238
c. LEI, if any
5493002GVO7EO8RNNS37
d. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
e. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
f. Has the independent public accountant changed since the last filing?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.18. Report on internal control (management investment companies only).

Instruction. Small business investment companies are not required to respond to this item.
For the reporting period, did an independent public accountant's report on internal control note any material weaknesses? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.19. Audit opinion.

For the reporting period, did an independent public accountant issue an opinion other than an unqualified opinion with respect to its audit of the Registrant's financial statements? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.20. Change in valuation methods.

Instruction. Responses to this item need not include changes to valuation techniques used for individual securities (e.g., changing from market approach to income approach for a private equity security). In responding to Item B.20.c., provide the applicable "asset type" category specified in Item C.4.a. of Form N-PORT. In responding to Item B.20.d., provide a brief description of the type of investments involved. If the change in valuation methods applies only to certain sub-asset types included in the response to Item B.20.c., please provide the sub-asset types in the response to Item B.20.d. The responses to Item B.20.c. and Item B.20.d. should be identical only if the change in valuation methods applies to all assets within that category.
Have there been material changes in the method of valuation (e.g., change from use of bid price to mid price for fixed income securities or change in trigger threshold for use of fair value factors on international equity securities) of the Registrant's assets during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.21. Change in accounting principles and practices.

Have there been any changes in accounting principles or practices, or any change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices, which will materially affect the financial statements filed or to be filed for the current year with the Commission and which has not been previously reported? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.22. Net asset value error corrections (open-end management investment companies only).

a. During the reporting period, were any payments made to shareholders or shareholder accounts reprocessed as a result of an error in calculating the Registrant's net asset value (or net asset value per share)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item B.23. Rule 19a-1 notice (management investment companies only).

During the reporting period, did the Registrant pay any dividend or make any distribution in the nature of a dividend payment, required to be accompanied by a written statement pursuant to section 19(a) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-19(a)) and rule 19a-1 thereunder (17 CFR 270.19a-1)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN/A:Part C: Additional Questions for Management Investment Companies

General Instruction.

Management investment companies that offer multiple series must complete Part C as to each series separately, even if some information is the same for two or more series. To begin this section or add an additional series(s), click on the bar labeled "Add a New Series" below.
Management Investment Record: 1

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054045

c. LEI

549300BPF6TFTVCLUS56

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169897

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
AllianceBernstein L.P.
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-56720

iii. CRD number
000108477
iv. LEI, if any

0JK55UGWSWNF3X7KLQ85

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

14158.09000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Cowen and Company, LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-22522

iii. CRD number
000007616
iv. LEI, if any

549300WR155U7DVMIW58

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1398.64000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

735.61000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5292.70000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5397.99000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2411.14000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Citation Group Ltd.
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

623.95000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1571.90000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

871.22000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1129.46000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

35488.55000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

9445.80000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1746484000.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

1746493445.80000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

133999967.90000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 2

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054042

c. LEI

549300J3PZBY2Q7VYX39

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169894

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Massachusetts Financial Services Company
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-17352

iii. CRD number
000110045
iv. LEI, if any

1G3OSH3GLGJ7X1JC5I61

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

374.15000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Jefferies LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15074

iii. CRD number
000002347
iv. LEI, if any

58PU97L1C0WSRCWADL48

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

12.14000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

649.40000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

63.74000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

109.01000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

353.56000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

71.03000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

581.48000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-52942

iii. CRD number
000104474
iv. LEI, if any

549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

33.83000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

464.51000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

2718.77000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

12549000.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

12549000.00000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

11368323.22000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 3

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054038

c. LEI

549300DSMWND7XW2VE31

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169890

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
ClearBridge Investments, LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-64710

iii. CRD number
000137028
iv. LEI, if any

549300L5KZQRDVVXSK45

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Wells Fargo & Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

PBLD0EJDB5FWOLXP3B76

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

555.87000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4968.90000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1577.72000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

9312.68000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
National Financial Services Corp.
ii. SEC file number

8-26740

iii. CRD number
000013041
iv. LEI, if any

0000000000

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

735.09000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

569.13000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2643.03000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3775.43000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5062.48000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-10999

iii. CRD number
000000705
iv. LEI, if any

U4ONQX15J3RO8XCKE979

v. State, if applicable
FLORIDA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1210.68000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

31358.75000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1476132.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1256532000.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

1258008132.00000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

180643381.60000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 4

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054046

c. LEI

549300H8W9HX1SOV0G13

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169898

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Janus Capital Management LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-13991

iii. CRD number
000104652
iv. LEI, if any

G7D5LKZKIBRMES6BO437

v. State, if applicable
COLORADO
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Clearstream Banking S.A.
ii. LEI, if any

549300OL514RA0SXJJ44

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
LUXEMBOURG
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited
ii. LEI, if any

2CZOJRADNJXBLT55G526

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CHINA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
ii. LEI, if any

X5AV1MBDXGRPX5UGMX13

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
Credit Suisse Funds AG
ii. LEI, if any

549300UY5YPGQ600JV78

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company (London, GB, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
Bank Hapoalim B.M.
ii. LEI, if any

B6ARUI4946ST4S7WOU88

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ISRAEL
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NETHERLANDS
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
State Street Bank International GmbH
ii. LEI, if any

ZMHGNT7ZPKZ3UFZ8EO46

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Chuo ku, Tokyo, JP, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Sydney, NSW, AU, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRALIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
Euroclear Limited
ii. LEI, if any

54930045L3MXWBD27H71

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
State Street Trust Company Canada
ii. LEI, if any

549300L71XG2CTQ2V827

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
Citibank, National Association (Singapore, SG, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SINGAPORE
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Pershing LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-17574

iii. CRD number
000007560
iv. LEI, if any

ZI8Q1A8EI8LQFJNM0D94

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5424.17000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

6312.78000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

340.26000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Investment Technology Group, Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-44218

iii. CRD number
000029299
iv. LEI, if any

0000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

467.32000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
Jefferies LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15074

iii. CRD number
000002347
iv. LEI, if any

58PU97L1C0WSRCWADL48

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2366.84000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

334.78000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1371.39000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

24287.52000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
National Financial Services Corp.
ii. SEC file number

8-26740

iii. CRD number
000013041
iv. LEI, if any

0000000000

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4744.49000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-45411

iii. CRD number
000031194
iv. LEI, if any

549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1819.93000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

48806.71000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

678829000.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

51120.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

570096.97000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

679450216.97000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

90568740.41000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 5

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054041

c. LEI

549300ZQSMND4TSOBP40

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169893

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Wellington Management Company LLP
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-15908

iii. CRD number
000106595
iv. LEI, if any

549300YHP12TEZNLCX41

v. State, if applicable
DELAWARE
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2335.57000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2168.90000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1040.68000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-52942

iii. CRD number
000104474
iv. LEI, if any

549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

834.16000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1554.26000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2163.90000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

18246.89000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
ii. SEC file number

008-34344

iii. CRD number
000016686
iv. LEI, if any

RUC0QBLBRPRCU4W1NE59

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1145.12000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Jefferies LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15074

iii. CRD number
000002347
iv. LEI, if any

58PU97L1C0WSRCWADL48

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

1174.70000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2936.03000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

38293.32000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

7885.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

96000.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

3682845.97000000

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

87200.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

538274000.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

213800.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

542361730.97000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

150015607.60000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 6

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian International Growth VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054048

c. LEI

54930073MBVK20SPIL66

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169900

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-21011

iii. CRD number
000107038
iv. LEI, if any

549300W78QHV4XMM6K69

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A., Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex
ii. LEI, if any

2SFFM4FUIE05S37WFU55

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
MEXICO
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Jongno-gu, Seoul, KR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
KOREA (THE REPUBLIC OF)
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Madrid, Madrid, ES, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

529900SICIK5OVMVY186

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SPAIN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company (London, GB, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
BNP Paribas Securities Services (Athens, Attica, GR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

549300WCGB70D06XZS54

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GREECE
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
Euroclear Limited
ii. LEI, if any

54930045L3MXWBD27H71

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
Bank Hapoalim B.M.
ii. LEI, if any

B6ARUI4946ST4S7WOU88

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ISRAEL
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
State Street Bank International GmbH
ii. LEI, if any

ZMHGNT7ZPKZ3UFZ8EO46

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Sisli, Istanbul, TR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
TURKEY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NETHERLANDS
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
FirstRand Bank Limited
ii. LEI, if any

ZAYQDKTCATIXF9OQY690

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SOUTH AFRICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Stockholm, Stockholm, SE, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWEDEN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
Credit Suisse Funds AG
ii. LEI, if any

549300UY5YPGQ600JV78

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) Berhad
ii. LEI, if any

529900DLWFR8HK7DR278

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
MALAYSIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 15
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited
ii. LEI, if any

549300O1LQYCQ7G1IM57

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
THAILAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 16
i. Full name
Citibank, National Association (Singapore, SG, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SINGAPORE
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 17
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Jakarta, Jakarta, ID, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
INDONESIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 18
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Societa per Azioni
ii. LEI, if any

529900SS7ZWCX82U3W60

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ITALY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 19
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NEW ZEALAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 20
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Helsinki, Uusimaa, FI, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FINLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 21
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Vienna, Vienna, AT, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 22
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Chuo ku, Tokyo, JP, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 23
i. Full name
Nordea Bank Danmark A/S
ii. LEI, if any

549300LX0YIEPRTY0Z32

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
DENMARK
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 24
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
ii. LEI, if any

X5AV1MBDXGRPX5UGMX13

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 25
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 26
i. Full name
Citibank, National Association (Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

579100KKDGKCFFKKF005

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BRAZIL
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 27
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (Oslo, Oslo, NO, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NORWAY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 28
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Sydney, NSW, AU, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRALIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

6446.42000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

7913.40000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-52942

iii. CRD number
000104474
iv. LEI, if any

549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5295.62000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-41562

iii. CRD number
000019585
iv. LEI, if any

CYYGQCGNHMHPSMRL3R97

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

17783.26000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
Societe Generale
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

O2RNE8IBXP4R0TD8PU41

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
FRANCE
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5058.33000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Canaccord Genuity LLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

WTX5X269IUOQ9YMI7R44

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2394.33000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

8065.82000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

23841.67000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3863.61000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3210.75000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

98608.23000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

663072000.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

663072000.00000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

102173904.80000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 7

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054043

c. LEI

549300RDJE4AOK7YP487

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169895

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Putnam Investment Management, LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-7974

iii. CRD number
000106629
iv. LEI, if any

TW7V46VWZTCTIG3JPY88

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (Oslo, Oslo, NO, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NORWAY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Trust Company Canada
ii. LEI, if any

549300L71XG2CTQ2V827

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Credit Suisse Funds AG
ii. LEI, if any

549300UY5YPGQ600JV78

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NETHERLANDS
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
State Street Bank International GmbH
ii. LEI, if any

ZMHGNT7ZPKZ3UFZ8EO46

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Societa per Azioni
ii. LEI, if any

529900SS7ZWCX82U3W60

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ITALY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Helsinki, Uusimaa, FI, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FINLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
Euroclear Limited
ii. LEI, if any

54930045L3MXWBD27H71

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
ii. LEI, if any

X5AV1MBDXGRPX5UGMX13

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Sydney, NSW, AU, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRALIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company (London, GB, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
Citibank Europe Public Limited Company (Budapest, HU, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

N1FBEDJ5J41VKZLO2475

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HUNGARY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Madrid, Madrid, ES, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

529900SICIK5OVMVY186

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SPAIN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Chuo ku, Tokyo, JP, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 15
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Vienna, Vienna, AT, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 16
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4974.19000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

8349.91000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5779.09000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4511.14000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5308.37000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

7259.84000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-52942

iii. CRD number
000104474
iv. LEI, if any

549300I7JYZHT7D5CO04

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2877.85000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-45411

iii. CRD number
000031194
iv. LEI, if any

549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

29358.46000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

12541.98000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3943.07000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

106874.64000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

25083.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

93704.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

379903.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

147765.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

630587300.30000000

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-45411

iii. CRD number
000031194
iv. LEI, if any

549300LCO2FLSSVFFR64

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

622662.77000000

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
Jefferies LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15074

iii. CRD number
000002347
iv. LEI, if any

58PU97L1C0WSRCWADL48

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

26894.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

631883312.07000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

120155440.40000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 8

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054044

c. LEI

549300Z0XIU08ACWUO15

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169896

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Boston Partners Global Investors, Inc.
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-61786

iii. CRD number
000124982
iv. LEI, if any

1J20BQ2FEQG1ONZV3K54

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

27704.80000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2711.88000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3141.60000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

9033.26000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2283.33000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-41562

iii. CRD number
000019585
iv. LEI, if any

CYYGQCGNHMHPSMRL3R97

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

4553.85000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5851.51000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Jefferies LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15074

iii. CRD number
000002347
iv. LEI, if any

58PU97L1C0WSRCWADL48

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3836.06000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5191.44000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3942.39000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

73620.36000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

747839000.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-47198

iii. CRD number
000036368
iv. LEI, if any

549300670K07JRB5UQ40

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

9536.03000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

747848536.03000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

151142611.30000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 9

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054047

c. LEI

549300E8CQXD8F38B226

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169899

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Wells Capital Management Incorporated
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-21122

iii. CRD number
000104973
iv. LEI, if any

549300B3H2IOO2L85I90

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

7219.76000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3682.93000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

31437.71000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2960.10000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
Stephens Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-1927

iii. CRD number
000003496
iv. LEI, if any

213800LH6T9XDYZCA534

v. State, if applicable
ALASKA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

5640.10000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
BMO Capital Markets Corp.
ii. SEC file number

008-34344

iii. CRD number
000016686
iv. LEI, if any

RUC0QBLBRPRCU4W1NE59

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2613.43000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Liquidnet, Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-52461

iii. CRD number
000103987
iv. LEI, if any

213800HSKBBO1GCVRG79

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

12835.91000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Limited
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

3830.96000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

45731.81000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Jefferies LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15074

iii. CRD number
000002347
iv. LEI, if any

58PU97L1C0WSRCWADL48

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

2991.81000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

144447.13000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

828575.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

65400.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

125208.75000000

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1709750000.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

1710769183.75000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

163201523.50000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 10

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054040

c. LEI

549300O1O5DOGVSCOL08

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169892

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-6997

iii. CRD number
000110391
iv. LEI, if any

549300JN4JHMFPO31Y81

v. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Clearstream Banking S.A.
ii. LEI, if any

549300OL514RA0SXJJ44

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
LUXEMBOURG
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
Euroclear Limited
ii. LEI, if any

54930045L3MXWBD27H71

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

6352.54000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

6352.54000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-24357

iii. CRD number
000110814
iv. LEI, if any

549300B3CEAHYG7K8164

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

469999914.80000000

Principal Transactions Record: 2
i. Full name of dealer
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

651662794.30000000

Principal Transactions Record: 3
i. Full name of dealer
Wells Fargo & Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

PBLD0EJDB5FWOLXP3B76

v. State, if applicable
CALIFORNIA
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

805733710.40000000

Principal Transactions Record: 4
i. Full name of dealer
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

389539965.50000000

Principal Transactions Record: 5
i. Full name of dealer
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-8177

iii. CRD number
000007059
iv. LEI, if any

MBNUM2BPBDO7JBLYG310

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

412033141.70000000

Principal Transactions Record: 6
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

4387928833.00000000

Principal Transactions Record: 7
i. Full name of dealer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

275517819.80000000

Principal Transactions Record: 8
i. Full name of dealer
The Bank of New York Mellon
ii. SEC file number

8-35255

iii. CRD number
000017454
iv. LEI, if any

HPFHU0OQ28E4N0NFVK49

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

220066844.20000000

Principal Transactions Record: 9
i. Full name of dealer
BNP Paribas Securities Corp.
ii. SEC file number

8-32682

iii. CRD number
000015794
iv. LEI, if any

RCNB6OTYUAMMP879YW96

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

582529606.90000000

Principal Transactions Record: 10
i. Full name of dealer
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

303847292.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

9424986683.97000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

261628261.80000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Management Investment Record: 11

Item C.1. Background information.

a. Full Name of the Fund

Guardian International Value VIP Fund

b. Series identication number, if any

S000054039

c. LEI

549300DOP1XQXXK7FV20

d. Is this the first filing on this form by the Fund? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.2. Classes of open-end management investment companies.

a. How many Classes of shares of the Fund (if any) are authorized?

1

b. How many new Classes of shares of the Fund were added during the reporting period?

0

c. How many Classes of shares of the Fund were terminated during the reporting period?

0

d. For each Class with shares outstanding, provide the information requested below:
Shares Outstanding Record: 1
i. Full name of Class
Guardian International Value VIP Fund
ii. Class identification number, if any

C000169891

iii. Ticker symbol, if any

N/A


Item C.3. Type of fund.

Instructions. 1. "Fund of Funds" means a fund that acquires securities issued by any other investment company in excess of the amounts permitted under paragraph (A) of section 12(d)(1) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(A)), but, for purposes of this Item, does not include a fund that acquires securities issued by another company solely in reliance on rule 12d1-1 under the Act (CFR 270.12d1-1). 2. "Index Fund" means an investment company, including an Exchange-Traded Fund, that seeks to track the performance of a specified index. 3. "Interval Fund" means a closed-end management investment company that makes periodic repurchases of its shares pursuant to rule 23c-3 under the Act (17 CFR 270.23c-3). 4. "Master-Feeder Fund" means a two-tiered arrangement in which one or more funds (each a feeder fund) holds shares of a single Fund (the master fund) in accordance with section 12(d)(1)(E) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(E)) or pursuant to exemptive relief granted by the Commission. 5. "Target Date Fund" means an investment company that has an investment objective or strategy of providing varying degrees of long-term appreciation and capital preservation through a mix of equity and fixed income exposures that changes over time based on an investor's age, target retirement date, or life expectancy.
Indicate if the Fund is any one of the types listed below. Check all that apply.
a. Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund or offers a Class that itself is an Exchange-Traded Fund or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Fund
ii. Checkbox not checked Exchange-Traded Managed Fund
b. Checkbox not checked Index Fund

c. Checkbox not checked Seeks to achieve performance results that are a multiple of a benchmark, the inverse of a benchmark, or a multiple of the inverse of a benchmark
d. Checkbox not checked Interval Fund
e. Checkbox not checked Fund of Funds
f. Checkbox not checked Master-Feeder Fund
g. Checkbox not checked Money Market Fund
h. Checkbox not checked Target Date Fund
i. Checkbox not checked Underlying fund to a variable annuity or variable life insurance contract
Checkbox checked N/A

Item C.4. Diversification.

Does the Fund seek to operate as a “non-diversified company” as such term is defined in section 5(b)(2) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 80a- 5(b) (2))? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.5. Investments in certain foreign corporations.

Instruction. "Controlled foreign corporation" has the meaning provided in section 957 of the Internal Revenue Code [26 U.S.C. 957].
a. Does the fund invest in a controlled foreign corporation for the purpose of investing in certain types of instruments such as, but not limited to, commodities? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.6. Securities lending.

Instruction. For purposes of this Item, other adverse impacts would include, for example, (1) a loss to the Fund if collateral and indemnification were not sufficient to replace the loaned securities or their value, (2) the Fund's ineligibility to vote shares in a proxy, or (3) the Fund's ineligibility to receive a direct distribution from the issuer.
a. Is the Fund authorized to engage in securities lending transactions? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Did the Fund lend any of its securities during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
c. Provide the information requested below about each securities lending agent, if any, retained by the Fund:
i. Full name of securities lending agent
ii. LEI, if any

iii. Is the securities lending agent an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Does the securities lending agent or any other entity indemnify the fund against borrower default on loans administered by this agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
v. If the entity providing the indemnification is not the securities lending agent, provide the following information:
1. Name of person providing indemnification
2. LEI, if any, of person providing indemnification

vi. Did the Fund exercise its indemnification rights during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. If a person providing cash collateral management services to the Fund in connection with the Fund's securities lending activities does not also serve as securities lending agent, provide the following information about each cash collateral manager:
i. Full name of cash collateral manager:
ii. LEI, if any:

iii. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of a securities lending agent retained by the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No
iv. Is the cash collateral manager an affiliated person, or an affiliated person of an affiliated person, of the Fund? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button not checked No

e. Types of payments made to one or more securities lending agents and cash collateral managers (check all that apply): Checkbox not checked i. Revenue sharing split
Checkbox not checked ii. Non-revenue sharing split (other than administrative fee)
Checkbox not checked iii. Administrative fee
Checkbox not checked iv. Cash collateral reinvestment fee
Checkbox not checked v. Indemnification fee
Checkbox not checked vi. Other
Checkbox checked N/A
f. Provide the monthly average of the value of portfolio securities on loan during the reporting period

N/A

g. Provide the net income from securities lending activities

N/A


Item C.7. Reliance on certain rules.

Did the Fund rely on any of the following rules under the Act during the reporting period? (check all that apply) Checkbox checked a. Rule 10f-3 (17 CFR 270.10f-3)
Checkbox not checked b. Rule 12d1-1 (17 CFR 270.12d1-1)
Checkbox not checked c. Rule 15a-4 (17 CFR 270.15a-4)
Checkbox not checked d. Rule 17a-6 (17 CFR 270.17a-6)
Checkbox checked e. Rule 17a-7 (17 CFR 270.17a-7)
Checkbox not checked f. Rule 17a-8 (17 CFR 270.17a-8)
Checkbox not checked g. Rule 17e-1 (17 CFR 270.17e-1)
Checkbox not checked h. Rule 22d-1 (17 CFR 270.22d-1)
Checkbox not checked i. Rule 23c-1 (17 CFR 270.23c-1)
Checkbox checked j. Rule 32a-4 (17 CFR 270.32a-4)
Checkbox not checked N/A

Item C.8. Expense limitations.

Instruction. Provide information concerning any direct or indirect limitations, waivers or reductions, on the level of expenses incurred by the fund during the reporting period. A limitation, for example, may be applied indirectly (such as when an adviser agrees to accept a reduced fee pursuant to a voluntary fee waiver) or it may apply only for a temporary period such as for a new fund in its start-up phase.
a. Did the Fund have an expense limitation arrangement in place during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
b. Were any expenses of the Fund reduced or waived pursuant to an expense limitation arrangement during the reporting period? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
c. Are the fees waived subject to recoupment? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
d. Were any expenses previously waived recouped during the period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.9. Investment advisers.

a. Provide the following information about each investment adviser (other than a sub-adviser) of the Fund:
Investment Advisers Record: 1
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

801-81084

iii.CRD number
000175101
iv. LEI, if any

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Was the investment adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. If an investment adviser (other than a sub- adviser) to the Fund was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to each investment adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date

c. For each sub-adviser to the Fund, provide the information requested:
Sub Advisors Record: 1
i. Full name
Lazard Asset Management LLC
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- ), if applicable

801-61701

iii. CRD number
000122836
iv. LEI, if any

P1IBQ1I6K7EXV2Q96E20

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Is the sub-adviser an affiliated person of the Fund's investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
viii. Was the sub-adviser hired during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
d. If a sub-adviser was terminated during the reporting period, provide the following with respect to such sub-adviser:
i. Full name
ii. SEC file number ( e.g., 801- )

iii. CRD number
iv. LEI, if any

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
vii. Termination date


Item C.10. Transfer agents.

a. Provide the following information about each person providing transfer agency services to the Fund:
Transfer Agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii.SEC file number ( e.g., 84- or 85- )

85-05003

iii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iv. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
v. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vi. Is the transfer agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. Is the transfer agent a sub-transfer agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a transfer agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.11. Pricing services.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided pricing services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Pricing Services Record: 1
i. Full name
ICE Data Services, Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

5493000NQ9LYLDBCTL34

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW JERSEY
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 2
i. Full name
Thomson Reuters Corporation
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300561UZND4C7B569

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 3
i. Full name
IHS Markit Ltd.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300HLPTRASHS0E726

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 4
i. Full name
PricingDirect Inc.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300WIC0TOJ7N7GD54

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Pricing Services Record: 5
i. Full name
Bloomberg L.P.
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

549300B56MD0ZC402L06

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the pricing service an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Was a pricing service hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.12. Custodians.

a. Provide the following information about each person that provided custodial services to the Fund during the reporting period:
Custodians Record: 1
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Vienna, Vienna, AT, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 2
i. Full name
HSBC Bank Egypt S.A.E
ii. LEI, if any

2138001Q77JDLESS4Y50

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
EGYPT
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 3
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Sydney, NSW, AU, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
AUSTRALIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 4
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Helsinki, Uusimaa, FI, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
FINLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 5
i. Full name
Bank Hapoalim B.M.
ii. LEI, if any

B6ARUI4946ST4S7WOU88

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ISRAEL
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 6
i. Full name
Credit Suisse Funds AG
ii. LEI, if any

549300UY5YPGQ600JV78

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 7
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Makati City, Metro Manila, PH, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
PHILIPPINES
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 8
i. Full name
BNP Paribas Securities Services (Athens, Attica, GR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

549300WCGB70D06XZS54

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GREECE
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 9
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button not checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 10
i. Full name
Joint Stock Company Commercial Bank Citibank
ii. LEI, if any

CHSQDSVI1UI96Y2SW097

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 11
i. Full name
Nordea Bank Danmark A/S
ii. LEI, if any

549300LX0YIEPRTY0Z32

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
DENMARK
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 12
i. Full name
State Street Trust Company Canada
ii. LEI, if any

549300L71XG2CTQ2V827

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CANADA (FEDERAL LEVEL)
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 13
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited
ii. LEI, if any

549300O1LQYCQ7G1IM57

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
THAILAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 14
i. Full name
Euroclear Limited
ii. LEI, if any

54930045L3MXWBD27H71

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 15
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Madrid, Madrid, ES, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

529900SICIK5OVMVY186

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SPAIN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 16
i. Full name
Citibank, National Association (Singapore, SG, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

E57ODZWZ7FF32TWEFA76

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SINGAPORE
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 17
i. Full name
Citibank, National Association (Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

579100KKDGKCFFKKF005

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
BRAZIL
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 18
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Jakarta, Jakarta, ID, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
INDONESIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 19
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Mumbai, Maharashtra, IN, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
INDIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 20
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Sisli, Istanbul, TR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
TURKEY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 21
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Stockholm, Stockholm, SE, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

6SCPQ280AIY8EP3XFW53

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SWEDEN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 22
i. Full name
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
ii. LEI, if any

X5AV1MBDXGRPX5UGMX13

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
HONG KONG
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 23
i. Full name
FirstRand Bank Limited
ii. LEI, if any

ZAYQDKTCATIXF9OQY690

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
SOUTH AFRICA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 24
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company (London, GB, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 25
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Auckland, Auckland, NZ, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NEW ZEALAND
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 26
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Taipei City, TW, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

25490016G0WR60ANOK04

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
TAIWAN (PROVINCE OF CHINA)
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 27
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NETHERLANDS
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 28
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Societa per Azioni
ii. LEI, if any

529900SS7ZWCX82U3W60

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
ITALY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 29
i. Full name
State Street Bank International GmbH
ii. LEI, if any

ZMHGNT7ZPKZ3UFZ8EO46

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 30
i. Full name
Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a. s.
ii. LEI, if any

Q5BP2UEQ48R75BOTCB92

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
CZECHIA
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 31
i. Full name
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Jongno-gu, Seoul, KR, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
KOREA (THE REPUBLIC OF)
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 32
i. Full name
Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A., Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex
ii. LEI, if any

2SFFM4FUIE05S37WFU55

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
MEXICO
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 33
i. Full name
Nordea Bank AB (Oslo, Oslo, NO, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

0000000000

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
NORWAY
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other
Custodians Record: 34
i. Full name
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (Chuo ku, Tokyo, JP, Branch)
ii. LEI, if any

2HI3YI5320L3RW6NJ957

iii. State, if applicable
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
JAPAN
v. Is the custodian an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the custodian a sub-custodian? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vii. With respect to the custodian, check below to indicate the type of custody: Radio button not checked 1.Bank - section 17(f)(1) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(1))
Radio button not checked 2.Member national securities exchange - rule 17f-1 (17 CFR 270.17f-1)
Radio button not checked 3.Self - rule 17f-2 (17 CFR 270.17f-2)
Radio button not checked 4.Securities depository - rule 17f-4 (17 CFR 270.17f-4)
Radio button checked 5.Foreign custodian - rule 17f-5 (17 CFR 270.17f-5)
Radio button not checked 6.Futures commission merchants and commodity clearing organizations - rule 17f-6 (17 CFR 270.17f-6)
Radio button not checked 7.Foreign securities depository - rule 17f-7 (17 CFR 270.17f-7)
Radio button not checked 8.Insurance company sponsor - rule 26a-2 (17 CFR 270.26a-2)
Radio button not checked 9.Other

b. Has a custodian been hired or terminated during the reporting period?* Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.13. Shareholder servicing agents.

a. Provide the following information about each shareholder servicing agent of the Fund:
Shareholder servicing agents Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or provide and describe other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the shareholder servicing agent an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the shareholder servicing agent a sub-shareholder servicing agent? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b. Has a shareholder servicing agent been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.14. Administrators.

a. Provide the following information about each administrator of the Fund:
Administrators Record: 1
i. Full name
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
Administrators Record: 2
i. Full name
Park Avenue Institutional Advisers LLC
ii. LEI, if any, or other identifying number

5493008JMPNRWLZ3MJ50

Description of other identifying number

iii. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
iv. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
v. Is the administrator an affiliated person of the Fund or its investment adviser(s)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
vi. Is the administrator a sub-administrator? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No
b.Has a third-party administrator been hired or terminated during the reporting period? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.15. Affiliated broker-dealers.

Provide the following information about each affiliated broker-dealer:
Broker Dealers Record: 1
a. Full name
Park Avenue Securities LLC
b. SEC file number

8-51324

c. CRD number
000046173
d. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

e. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
f. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
g. Total commissions paid to the affiliated broker-dealer for the reporting period:

0.00000000


Item C.16. Brokers.

Instructions to Item C.16 and Item C.17.
To help Registrants distinguish between agency and principal transactions, and to promote consistent reporting of the information required by these items, the following criteria should be used:
1. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies the amount of the commission to be paid by the Registrant, the transaction should be considered an agency transaction and included in determining the answers to Item C.16.
2. If a security is purchased or sold in a transaction for which the confirmation specifies only the net amount to be paid or received by the Registrant and such net amount is equal to the market value of the security at the time of the transaction, the transaction should be considered a principal transaction and included in determining the amounts in Item C.17.
3. If a security is purchased by the Registrant in an underwritten offering, the acquisition should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the underwriters are receiving from the issuer.
4. If a security is sold by the Registrant in a tender offer, the sale should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17 even though the Registrant has knowledge of the amount the offeror is paying to soliciting brokers or dealers.
5. If a security is purchased directly from the issuer (such as a bank CD), the purchase should be considered a principal transaction and included in answering Item C.17.
6. The value of called or maturing securities should not be counted in either agency or principal transactions and should not be included in determining the amounts shown in Item C.16 and Item C.17. This means that the acquisition of a security may be included, but it is possible that its disposition may not be included. Disposition of a repurchase agreement at its expiration date should not be included.
7. The purchase or sales of securities in transactions not described in paragraphs (1) through (6) above should be evaluated by the Fund based upon the guidelines established in those paragraphs and classified accordingly. The agents considered in Item C.16 may be persons or companies not registered under the Exchange Act as securities brokers. The persons or companies from whom the investment company purchased or to whom it sold portfolio instruments on a principal basis may be persons or entities not registered under the Exchange Act as securities dealers.
a. For each of the ten brokers that received the largest dollar amount of brokerage commissions (excluding dealer concessions in underwritings) by virtue of direct or indirect participation in the Fund’s portfolio transactions, provide the information below:
Brokers Record: 1
i. Full name of broker
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
ii. SEC file number

8-35008

iii. CRD number
000000079
iv. LEI, if any

8I5DZWZKVSZI1NUHU748

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

12500.08000000

Brokers Record: 2
i. Full name of broker
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-15869

iii. CRD number
000008209
iv. LEI, if any

9R7GPTSO7KV3UQJZQ078

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

7921.88000000

Brokers Record: 3
i. Full name of broker
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-129

iii. CRD number
000000361
iv. LEI, if any

FOR8UP27PHTHYVLBNG30

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

28685.10000000

Brokers Record: 4
i. Full name of broker
Barclays Bank PLC
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

G5GSEF7VJP5I7OUK5573

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

43764.31000000

Brokers Record: 5
i. Full name of broker
UBS AG
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

BFM8T61CT2L1QCEMIK50

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
SWITZERLAND
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

8367.50000000

Brokers Record: 6
i. Full name of broker
Societe Generale
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

O2RNE8IBXP4R0TD8PU41

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
FRANCE
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

9621.03000000

Brokers Record: 7
i. Full name of broker
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

7LTWFZYICNSX8D621K86

v. State, if applicable
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
GERMANY
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

11819.64000000

Brokers Record: 8
i. Full name of broker
Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Securities Inc
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

00000000000000000000

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

34880.12000000

Brokers Record: 9
i. Full name of broker
Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
ii. SEC file number

8-47198

iii. CRD number
000036368
iv. LEI, if any

549300670K07JRB5UQ40

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

6821.95000000

Brokers Record: 10
i. Full name of broker
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
ii. SEC file number

8-422

iii. CRD number
000000816
iv. LEI, if any

1V8Y6QCX6YMJ2OELII46

v. State, if applicable
NEW YORK
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Gross commissions paid by the Fund for the reporting period

14921.55000000

b. Aggregate brokerage commissions paid by Fund during the reporting period:

205206.38000000


Item C.17. Principal transactions.

a. For each of the ten entities acting as principals with which the Fund did the largest dollar amount of principal transactions (include all short-term obligations, and U.S. government and tax-free securities) in both the secondary market and in underwritten offerings, provide the information below:
Principal Transactions Record: 1
i. Full name of dealer
State Street Bank and Trust Company
ii. SEC file number

N/A

iii. CRD number
000000000
iv. LEI, if any

571474TGEMMWANRLN572

v. State, if applicable
MASSACHUSETTS
vi. Foreign country, if applicable
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
vii. Total value of purchases and sales (excluding maturing securities) with Fund:

1646654000.00000000

b. Aggregate value of principal purchase/sale transactions of Fund during the reporting period:

1646654000.00000000


Item C.18. Payments for brokerage and research.

During the reporting period, did the Fund pay commissions to broker-dealers for "brokerage and research services" within the meaning of section 28(e) of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. 78bb)? Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No

Item C.19. Average net assets.

a. Provide the Fund's (other than a money market fund's) monthly average net assets during the reporting period

162057441.20000000

b. Provide the money market fund's daily average net assets during the reporting period


Item C.20. Lines of credit, interfund lending and interfund borrowing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Does the Fund have available a line of credit?Radio button checked Yes Radio button not checked No
If yes, for each line of credit, provide the information requested below:
Line of Credit details Record: 1
i. Is the line of credit a committed or uncommitted line of credit? Radio button checked Committed Radio button not checked Uncommitted
ii. What size is the line of credit?

10000000.00000000

iii. With which institution(s) is the line of credit?
Line Institutions Record: 1
Name of institution
State Street Bank and Trust Company
iv. Is the line of credit just for the Fund, or is it shared among multiple funds? Radio button not checked Sole Radio button checked Shared
1. If shared, list the names of other funds that may use the line of credit.
Shared Credit Users Record: 1
Name of fund
Guardian Growth & Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 2
Name of fund
Guardian International Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 3
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 4
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Relative Value VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 5
Name of fund
Guardian Diversified Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 6
Name of fund
Guardian Core Plus Fixed Income VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 7
Name of fund
Guardian Mid Cap Traditional Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 8
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Fundamental Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 9
Name of fund
Guardian Integrated Research VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
Shared Credit Users Record: 10
Name of fund
Guardian Large Cap Disciplined Growth VIP Fund
SEC File number( e.g., 811- )
811-23148
v. Did the Fund draw on the line of credit this period?Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No


b. Did the Fund engage in interfund lending? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

c.Did the Fund engage in interfund borrowing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

Item C.21. Swing pricing.

For open-end management investment companies, respond to the following:
a. Did the Fund (if not a Money Market Fund, Exchange-Traded Fund, or Exchange-Traded Managed Fund) engage in swing pricing? Radio button not checked Yes Radio button checked No

N-CEN/A:Part G: Attachments

Item G.1a. Attachments.

Attachments applicable to all Registrants. All Registrants shall file the following attachments, as applicable, with the current report. Indicate the attachments filed with the current report by checking the applicable items below: Checkbox not checked i. Legal proceedings
Checkbox not checked ii. Provision of financial support
Checkbox checked iii. Independent public accountant's report on internal control (management investment companies other than small business investment companies only)
Checkbox not checked iv. Change in accounting principles and practices
Checkbox not checked v. Information required to be filed pursuant to exemptive orders
Checkbox not checked vi. Other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations

Instructions.

1. Item G.1.a.i. Legal proceedings.

(a) If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.11.a., provide a brief description of the proceedings. As part of the description, provide the case or docket number (if any), and the full names of the principal parties to the proceeding.
(b) If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.11.b., identify the proceeding and give its date of termination.

2. Item G.1.a.ii. Provision of financial support. If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.14., provide the following information (unless the Registrant is a Money Market Fund): (a) Description of nature of support.

(b) Person providing support.

(c) Brief description of relationship between the person providing support and the Registrant.

(d) Date support provided.

(e) Amount of support.

(f) Security supported (if applicable). Disclose the full name of the issuer, the title of the issue (including coupon or yield, if applicable) and at least two identifiers, if available (e.g., CIK, CUSIP, ISIN, LEI).
(g) Value of security supported on date support was initiated (if applicable).

(h) Brief description of reason for support.

(i) Term of support.

(j) Brief description of any contractual restrictions relating to support.

3. Item G.1.a.iii. Independent public accountant's report on internal control (management investment companies other than small business investment companies only). Each management investment company shall furnish a report of its independent public accountant on the company's system of internal accounting controls. The accountant's report shall be based on the review, study and evaluation of the accounting system, internal accounting controls, and procedures for safeguarding securities made during the audit of the financial statements for the reporting period. The report should disclose any material weaknesses in: (a) the accounting system; (b) system of internal accounting control; or (c) procedures for safeguarding securities which exist as of the end of the Registrant's fiscal year.

The accountant's report shall be furnished as an exhibit to the form and shall: (1) be addressed to the Registrant's shareholders and board of directors; (2) be dated; (3) be signed manually; and (4) indicate the city and state where issued.

Attachments that include a report that discloses a material weakness should include an indication by the Registrant of any corrective action taken or proposed.

The fact that an accountant's report is attached to this form shall not be regarded as acknowledging any review of this form by the independent public accountant.

4. Item G.1.a.iv. Change in accounting principles and practices. If the Registrant responded "YES" to Item B.21, provide an attachment that describes the change in accounting principles or practices, or the change in the method of applying any such accounting principles or practices. State the date of the change and the reasons therefor. A letter from the Registrant's independent accountants, approving or otherwise commenting on the change, shall accompany the description.

5. Item G.1.a.v. Information required to be filed pursuant to exemptive orders. File as an attachment any information required to be reported on Form N-CEN or any predecessor form to Form N-CEN (e.g., Form N-SAR) pursuant to exemptive orders issued by the Commission and relied on by the Registrant.

6. Item G.1.a.vi. Other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations. File as an attachment any other information required to be included as an attachment pursuant to Commission rules and regulations.

N-CEN/A: Signature

Pursuant to the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Registrant
Guardian Variable Products Trust
Date
2019-03-05
Signature
John Walter
Title
Treasurer