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2018 Lipper awards received by Delaware FundsSM by Macquarie:

Delaware Extended Duration Bond Fund, Institutional Class (DEEIX)

  • Time period: 10 years
  • Lipper classification: Corporate Debt BBB-Rated Funds
  • Ranked first out of 109 funds for the 10-year period

Delaware National High-Yield Municipal Bond Fund, Class A (CXHYX)

  • Time period: 10 years
  • Lipper classification:High Yield Municipal Debt Funds
  • Ranked first among 79 funds for the 10-year period

For more information, please see the press release.


2017 awards won by Macquarie Investment Management:

  • €uro Fund Award – Winner – Fixed Income/International/Corporates/Investment Grade for the period of 1 year – Macquarie MS Bonds Global Corporates
  • Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards* – Best Australian Equities, Large Cap – Macquarie High Conviction Fund
  • Hedge Fund Rocks Awards – Winner – Long Short Equities Manager of the Year – Australia Plus
  • Hedge Fund Rocks Awards – Winner – Market Neutral Manager of the Year – Pure Alpha
  • Hedge Fund Rocks Awards – Winner – Fund of the Year – Australia Plus
  • FundSource Awards – Winner – 2017 Fund Manager of the Year, Australia Equity Sector – Macquarie High Conviction Fund
  • SMSF Adviser Awards – Winner – Australian Equities Fund Manager – Macquarie Investment Management

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2016

Macquarie Investment Management won the overall Fund Manager of the Year at the Lonsec/Money Management Fund Manager of the Year awards 2016.

Macquarie High Conviction Fund won best Australian Equities Fund (Broad Cap) at the Lonsec/Money Management Fund Manager of the Year awards 2016.

Macquarie Asia New Stars No.1 Fund won Best Global Equities Fund (Regional and Emerging Markets) at the Lonsec/Money Management Fund Manager of the Year awards 2016.

Macquarie Professional Series manager independent Franchise Partners has won best Global Equities Fund (Broad Cap) at the Lonsec/Money Management Fund Manager of the Year awards 2016.


  • Awarded 9 Lipper Awards^ in 2016 across the US and Europe
  • Awarded 6 Lipper Awards^ in 2015 across the US and Asia
  • Awarded 8 Lipper Awards^ in 2014 across the US and Europe

Macquarie Professional Series manager Arrowstreet has won the The Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards International Large Cap Fund of the year in 2014.

At the Professional Planner/Zenith Fund Awards 2015*:

  • Macquarie Asia New Stars No.1 Fund won best Emerging Markets and Regional Category
  • Macquarie Professional Series manager Arrowstreet won the Global Category for best International Equities

Asia Asset Management Awards 2015: Asia-Pacific Equity, ex-Japan, 3 Years awarded to MFMHK for the and Hong Kong, CIO of the Year (Equity) awarded to Sam Le Cornu.

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As of Nov. 30, 2017, the currency for the calculation corresponds to the currency of the country for which the awards are calculated and relies on monthly data. Classification averages are calculated with all eligible share classes for each eligible classification. The calculation periods extend over 36, 60, and 120 months. The highest Lipper Leader for Consistent Return (Effective Return) value within each eligible classification determines the fund classification winner over 3, 5, or 10 years. For a detailed explanation, please review the Lipper Leaders methodology document.

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Lipper rankings reflect a fund’s historical total return performance, excluding sales charges as applicable, relative to peers as of the above date. The ratings are subject to change every month and are based on equal-rated average of percentile ranks for the total return metrics over the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods, if applicable. Lipper does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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